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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 […]

One of life’s little lessons

One of life’s little lessons

This week, I had the opportunity to take a painting workshop from a world renowned pastel/oil painter, Urania Christy Tarbet from California. Click to Google her, if you are interested. The decision to attend was last minute as we’re in Naples, Fl. and I wasn’t planning to take art classes; however, when I saw the […]

Upheaval to Peace

Upheaval to Peace

We are surrounded by upheaval and uncertainly; we are inundated with negative reports from the morning newspaper to the evening news and everything in-between; we experience the seemingly never-ending downward spiral of the world as we knew it. We feel anxious and inadequate; it is all beyond our ability to effect change. How can we, […]