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Down To The Wire

Down To The Wire

It is 9 pm on May 31. I have a contract with myself to write at least one blog post per month. If I look back at previous posts and I can see a pattern repeating itself… I am prone to procrastination. Notice, I did not say I am a procrastinator. It’s just that when […]

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 […]

Lessons

Lessons

If there were a little more silence, if we all kept quiet… maybe, we could understand something. Frederico Fellini   It’s easy to be a critic …problem-solving takes creativity.   Unknown author  

Painting a winter scene

Painting a winter scene

It was a perfect weekend.  I painted on Saturday and Sunday and finished a small snow scene which I really like. In 2003, I took a picture of a barn and a lean-to(?) It was in Spring and flowering bushes and grasses surrounded the buildings.  In the Fall, I took another picture, same view, and […]