What Art Has Taught Me

What Art Has Taught Me

Creating comes in many forms – creative living, creative problem solving, creating artwork. Creation means to come into being as something unique that would not naturally evolve or that is not made by ordinary processes. NOTHING about this YEAR has been ordinary....
The Best Way to Get Approval Is Not to Need It

The Best Way to Get Approval Is Not to Need It

Wu-Wei (pronounced oooooo-way) There’s a Chinese philosophy I absolutely love called, Wu-Wei. It means “the best way to get approval is not to need it.” Deep-rooted practices are challenging to unwind. I was trained to conform to religious beliefs, not talk back to my...
Permission to Be Happy

Permission to Be Happy

It is DAY 2 after The Annual Maui Open Studios Event (MOS), and I am taking a moment to reflect on the past couple of months. If you’re a mother, a project manager, or another creator you are well-aware of the preparation leading up to the moment. Equally, you may...
Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots

When I look at images of all the art I’ve created over the years I’m surprised by how many pieces there are. I actually made a few I like. So, why then, after 20 years of painting in earnest, do I still struggle and feel like I don’t know what I’m doing sometimes?...
No Power

No Power

Inspiration is not something to look for. It doesn’t hide from us or show up in moments of attainment. Inspiration is always there, but we often don’t notice it because we are so busy “doing.” Life is full of distractions It’s not until something out of the ordinary...

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