Inspired and Grateful “Here’s to strong women, may we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” -Unknown Last month, I was sitting on the couch with a glass of wine enjoying the Golden Globe Awards on TV when Oprah Winfrey came onstage to accept her lifetime achievement award. She talked about women.…

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Deanne Williamson Painting

A New Series Don’t you love a clean slate, a new chapter, a blank page? That’s how I always feel as the new year approaches. There’s just something about a new year that makes me want to start fresh. I start making lists and setting intentions. One ritual I have, and I know a lot…

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Quiet

Hectic World, Hectic Mind With all the changes that have been happening in my world, I’ve just put my head down and gotten to work. The work of unpacking, the work of settling, the work of making life for my kids as familiar as possible…. work, work, work. There’s so much going on that when…

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The view from my street.

The view from my street. Swoon. The Next Chapter Well, it’s official. We are Californians again. We had such an incredible experience living in Minneapolis for the last two years and it came to an end way before we expected. The people, the seasons, the city and the culture all contributed to what I can…

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Deanne Williamson Painting

“Take your broken heart, make it into art.” ~Carrie Fisher I am still on my neverending quest to create a body of abstract work. I have been exploring many avenues trying to find what feels right. Just when I think I’ve got something, I wind up hating them and painting over them. Who knew it…

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Deanne Williamson Painting

I’ve been doing a bit of exploring with my art lately. I’m not sure why, but I sometimes get the urgent feeling that things need to change. I get the feeling that I’d like to challenge myself and see what else I’m capable of. The beauty of creating art is that there are no rules.…

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I am having a very serious love/hate relationship with spring in Minnesota. I love how the air has turned warmer and the sun has gotten more powerful. I love how the green has returned and the birds are chirping. But I HATE how just when you start to feel happy and warm, it turns cold…

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Deanne Williamson Painting

I find that art is the answer to most things for me. Feeling sad? Make art. Feeling joyful? Make art. Feeling overwhelmed, thrilled, lonely, ecstatic? Make art. It’s not always easy to drag myself into the studio. It can feel as though that empty canvas is mocking me, daring me to come up with something…

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