The Mystery of Inspiration

A local architect and his wife came in when I was hosting an open studio years ago. The man sat down at my sewing machine and began stitching in a chaotic way. It was funny at the time, back and forth, back and forth, with gusto. I had never seen anything like it.  Seeing the…

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Winter Lessons

This season I learned about hosting art openings during blizzards . I had two blizzard openings in three months. I’ve learned that next year I’ll  put better snow tires on my vehicle. I’ve learned that podcasts, books on tape, library books, videos and old letters sent to my mother 40 years ago, are all good…

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Being What You Love

I grew up slowly.  I became a wife, then a mother, followed by divorce and single motherhood.  As a result the journey has been a challenging one.  Personal transformation, re-marriage, empty nest, and finally freedom from a certain view of myself. In the midst of a chaotic and uncertain day I stop to arrange a…

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Being in the Unknown

I am in the middle of something really big right now. I know it. And because I am an artist, committed to pressing through apathy or resistance, I am still making myself work . When I look back at art I have created in the past, I am surprised by how often some stupid old…

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Sit-ups

Sit-ups I know, I know, we’ve tried it all before….creating new work…But, let’s “begin again”. It’s the beginner’s mind. Ya gotta have it. Ya gotta trust it. Breathe in, AND….exhale. And again. OK. Let’s try this again. Here are some of my strategies  for mixing your creative flow up: use your left hand/use both hands…

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