San Miguel de Allende (Part One)

Words fail me. I just spent a week at an art journaling retreat in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico which was led by the remarkable Orly Avineri and organized by the lovely Rebecca Brooks (part two will be about the workshop). I’m not quite sure that words will adequately convey the journey I experienced. If…

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3 Things I've Learned About Manifesting A Dream

The other day I was sitting in my home art studio working on a painting and I suddenly looked around in disbelief. I almost had to pinch myself to believe that this was my work space. I was overwhelmed with gratitude. When I first started to paint 10 years ago, I’d drop a sheet down…

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A Matter of Perspective

“YOU MOVED FROM CALIFORNIA TO MINNESOTA? WHY??” That is the question we have been asked most frequently this summer. Followed by, “Do you know how cold it gets here?” I was even told at a dinner party by a (I’m assuming) well-meaning fellow guest that I would need “lots of wine and Prozac” to get…

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Art Is A Process

“Creativity lies NOT in the done but in the doing. Art is active and incomplete. Always shifting, always becoming. Art is a sneak peak into the future of potential, of what could be. Not a past result of what has been already done. Art is a process not a product.” ~ Erik Wahl I read…

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Creative Everyday ~ Photography

Years ago I read The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron and so many of the recommended practices from that book have stayed with me. There’s a simple idea she recommends that she calls an Artist Date: heading out alone with the sole purpose of inspiration. Doing something you really love to do or exploring something…

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On The Easel

New Work: “In The Moment 1″ 36″x 36” Mixed Media on Canvas My family and I have recently moved to into a new house and for about a month and a half have been knee deep in unpacking boxes and pulling everything together. We have a big blank wall in our family room so I…

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Music For Those Who Listen

I read somewhere that the earth has music for those who listen. I think I am finally beginning to understand what that means. Never has nature been such a big part of my life as it is now. Our new home in Minnesota is surrounded by forest. Deer meander through our backyard. Frogs serenade us…

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On The Easel

“The Sparkle of Dawn” 36″x 36″ Mixed Media on Canvas   “Her Light Was Radiant” 24″x 36″ Mixed Media on Canvas   “She Never Played It Safe” 16″x 20″ Mixed Media on Canvas

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Life Is A Journey

On Friday I took my kids to see the new movie Inside Out. Coincidentally, the movie hit super close to home because it was about a family who moved from Minnesota to California (the exact opposite of the move we just made). I got a little nervous that it was going to stir up some…

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The Space Between

Big changes are on the horizon for me and my family. In about 25 days we will be relocating from San Clemente, California to Minneapolis, Minnesota. It will be a an enormous, life-changing shift for us, but one that we are excited about. My husband received a job offer that for many, many reasons, was…

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