Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Being Lucky!

When I was a little girl (seems like yesterday), I was sitting at this restaurant right on the water in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and my Mother told my family that I was the only one that could have a lobster!  I can still see myself sitting there in total Bliss!  I must have done something really special to deserve that lobster!  And, as my three sisters sat there, I ate my lobster in joy!  I wish I could remember why I deserved the “royal treatment”!!!
And, I truly must have done something right to deserve to be an Artist!  When I think of how blessed I am, I stop and thank God and the universe for the privilege of being an Artist.
Every day I do a random act of kindness -- it could be giving money to a homeless person, calling someone who is lonely, helping a friend, listening to a friend, or just doing something for someone I have never met.
As artists -- Joy is the gift we give this world.  How lucky we are!  

"Time in Ruidoso"
12 x 9, Oil on Canvas

Monday, May 23, 2011

Being creative

No matter what your age or your life path, whether making art is your career or your hobby or your dream, it is not too late or too silly to start!
And sometimes even in the midst of an art career, we have to remind ourselves that God does want us to use our creativity to share with the world!
"Sunny Days"
11 x 14, Oil on Board

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Creating Memories

There are so many magical and special moments in our lives -- creating them on canvas and capturing that feeling and that memory is the reason that I am painting.
Throughout our lives we will see millions of painting moments and ideas -- choosing which ones to paint is the key to finding your soul in your work.
When a painting makes you smile -- you are there!
These two brothers sat for me in the hot sun so that I could do a commissioned painting -- what I captured for myself was them --- reading to one another and enjoying being brothers.  This is a little study!

"A Story For My Brother"
8 x 10 Oil on Board

Monday, May 2, 2011

Painting for Fun

It’s May and Spring is here!!!!  Yeah!  I can’t wait to paint outside!!!
Today is a great day to just LET GO!  Just paint for yourself.
Paint for the sheer joy of it!
And Just Have FUN!
"Afternoon Light"
7 x 5 Oil on Board