J.J. said that “…freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose…” To me freedom means that I can choose live (and love) unconditionally…some would say that’s not possible, maybe it’s not for some, but it is a great goal and I believe I am getting stronger and better at it everyday. 🙂 If I…

Videos of Paintings


Well I have been a busy bee painting and making videos. I am planning some online classes that I am going to launch soon. In the meantime I have been busily creating videos of paintings that I did some years ago. I recorded the videos because I had intended on doing these online classes all…

Red Poppies


I have been working many hours to ensure that my artwork is visible in may places on the internet. One such place is Fine Art America. I am sponsoring this page to see if it will indeed make my painting available on the first page of the search for Red Poppies. Won’t you help by…

Precious Little Creatures Bring Joy Always


I find that if I start to feel overwhelmed or blue it’s a signal that I need to switch up my thoughts which, in turn, alters my mood. One of my favorite audio recordings to listen to at those times is not jazz or dance music to change my mood…no, it’s listening to birds singing….

“Gratitude”


I remember my dad teaching us is to always be kind and caring, loving and compassionate, sharing and respectful.

Imaginal Cells/ Transformation


Lately I have been going though many changes. I mean there are some things that are difficult to come to terms with, like a cherished belief, letting go of a lifelong habit, removing some favorite, yet not so good things out of my life. These things are hard to do, but I have found that…

Hello, What’s New? It’s Good to See You!


Well hello, what’s new with you? It’s good to see you here! I am looking forward to hearing from you. I am seeking to hear back from you, in the comments, please share at least 1 thing that you are grateful for in your life right now.  Let me tell you a short story. Years…

Photography & Paint


Oh my it has been a long time since I posted on here…it kind of feels like being away from home…have I bitten off more than I can chew? I don’t think so, I think it is just a matter of getting into a flow and I am certain that will happen soon. Today I…

Cheryl


 16 x 20 oil on canvas This young lady has my heart! She is the youngest of all of my children and the only one left at home. She is now only a few short days away from graduation which will be the close of another chapter in her life and the beginning of a…

Sunny Days


What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? Vincent Van Gogh I am launching new work and a new blog and I am also working on a new website. 🙂 The images you see here are the sketches as well as some images of the stages that this painting went through….