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Creativity and Depression

Creativity and Depression

For the past few weeks, I have been thinking about depression – mine, to be exact. I sense a heaviness in my chest and in my legs. The thought of reaching out is instantly rejected. An overwhelming sense of sadness seems to permeate my mind and my heart. So much has been happening in the […]

“Moment of Engagement”

“Moment of Engagement”

Yesterday,  a frigid Sunday in December,  I decided it was time for me to resume painting. It’s  been several weeks since I put palette knife to canvas;  so,  I had to go through the  process of setting up my space, beginning with covering the floor with a green oil cloth. Next, I laid out my tubes […]

An Artist’s Process

An Artist’s Process

My husband, Garrett, and I have been in Naples for nine days and it wasn’t until yesterday that I began to paint. I always wonder at my resistance to something which is so satisfactory once I’m in the flow. I experience a push/pull reaction to commiting myself to a new canvas. I know this means […]