I think I owe you an apology. I’ve only just realized how much I’ve been taking you for granted. For years, I’ve just expected you to be there in that warm, inviting way of yours. Your long evenings and your hazy mornings went largely unappreciated by me. But, Summer, this year I have fallen back…

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Last summer I took an online photography class. It was called Superhero Photo by Andrea Scher. That class completely changed the way I take photographs. I think the main thing I learned was to use my camera to elevate the ordinary into the extraordinary. She gave us lots of ideas for what to photograph with…

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My son has been going to music lessons every week for about 6 months. He loves them. My husband and I were so thrilled when we picked him up after his first session and we could see the sparkle in his eye. He’s 6 years old and he’s very much an introvert. Not necessarily shy,…

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In addition to painting, I usually have a few creative projects going on at any given time. I thought maybe it would be fun to start sharing some of them with you. Maybe you’ll get inspired to add a little more creativity into your days too. I spend a lot of time in art stores…

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  I feel like I’ve been a little “stuck” for a while. If I’m being honest with myself it’s probably been about 6 months that I’ve felt this uncomfortable feeling with my art. My vision and my execution were not seeing eye to eye and nothing I was creating was feeling right. I wasn’t sure…

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It seems that doodling is all the rage in art circles these days. Everywhere I turn I see doodling workshops and doodling supplies and doodling books. Crazy right? I know, so I decided to try it out and see what all the fuss is about. Let me just tell you it is SO FUN! And…

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My brain is spinning. Or maybe it’s running. Or maybe it’s spinning AND running while also singing and screaming and waving its arms wildly in the air. Yep folks, I think that’s what they call inspiration. But what they don’t tell you is that lots of inspiration can be overwhelming and difficult to bear and…

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