Monthly Archives: May 2011

gratitude

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. Friedrich Nietzsche

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Good Dog

I love this dog so much….

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this weekend

Chris and I headed downtown a few nights ago.  We enjoyed some tasty Lebanese food, then headed to the City Grill for dessert.  We  were surprised with a an available window seat and top notch seats to the fireworks show that starts the Rose Festival.  It was a lovely night. When we left, a young […]

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Ku’u Home O Kahalu’u

Even if you’re not from Hawaii, this song will touch your heart deeply…I cry every time I hear it.

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Painting

This is a piece in progress. This semester has been a good one in that I am learning how to paint more skillfully and intentionally. A few weeks ago my teacher said my painting was hesitant.  Monday she said my work was confident.  I know what she means.  I have been afraid to paint. Afraid […]

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a sense of place

art is the only way to run away without leaving home…Twyla Tharp If you grow up like a nomad, picking up and leaving often, the idea of running away takes on different meaning

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learning curve

there are more bad days than good days in art school..

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Thank You Austin Kleon

HOW TO STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST (AND 9 OTHER THINGS NOBODY TOLD ME)… One of the best things I  have read in a long time…truly…click on the link above…trust me, it’s fantastic!

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India

This week in figure painting…abstract..I love abstract.  After a week of realism, this week was lovely.

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Too much money makes you miserable…

Being able to get whatever you want makes you awfully unhappy when you can’t get what you want. And if everything is easy, then nothing really matters. The only people who can feel are those who have a sense of what it means to do without. lessons from Jane Austen

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