Feeling Empowered

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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Getting Down To Work

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

The Importance of 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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More Exploration

“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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An Exploration

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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Hello Spring

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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On The Easel

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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The Sky Was All Purple

The loss of music icon Prince has been shocking and upsetting to music lovers everywhere. I’m no exception. It’s that “you don’t know whatcha got ’til it’s gone” feeling. Prince has always been there and it seemed as if he always would be. The loss is monumental and I can’t do it justice, but something…

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True Calling

“That’s f@#&ing amazing!” Those are the words my husband said to me when I told him about an email I had received. But I should back up and start this story from the beginning. A new Minneapolis friend of mine (whom I had only met briefly) graciously went out of her way to invite me…

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Winter Renewal

Living in Minnesota has given me such a wonderful new appreciation for Mother Nature. When you’re a visual person and you are surrounded by ever-changing scenery, there is no shortage of inspiration. I wrote about summer’s illumination here and I documented the awakenings of Fall here. Today I want to talk about Winter. There is…

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