Did a fun art fair over the weekend. I think every fair like this helps you understand more about your art and the people who buy your art. This particular event was a fun one for me because I got to connect with some old friends, many of whom I had not seen in 20 […]
March is known for basketball playoffs and St. Patrick’s Day, but there’s plenty of other events that can inspire you to do something nice for a friend. Spring’s arrival, the Oscars, and a host of quirky holidays will give you plenty of ideas for random acts of kindness. Here are five. Spring Has Sprung Warmer […]
For the last couple years we’ve done an intentional gratitude practice of writing thank you notes to each other. It’s intentional by design, because the more you actively make gratitude a part of your life, the more you feel it. It’s too easy to get caught up in negativity or in the way you wish […]
February is known for Valentine’s Day and is often called the month for lovers, but I’ve always thought of it more of a fun day, one where you can give heart-shaped treats and just let a friend or coworker know you’re pulling for them. The best way to do that? By showing kindness. Kindness should […]
So often I find with painting that it isn’t so much creating the picture that is hard, it is working through all the difficult stages that bring it from idea to realized art. What starts out as a certain idea in my mind changes (as it must) depending on what happens when I get everything […]
As a kid growing up in the 70s in Milwaukee, I saw the aftereffects of the civil rights movement, and it has stayed with me my entire life. I saw kids getting bused to schools far away from their homes, I saw angry people who had grandparents who either were slaves or who were alive […]
2016! I see you there in the distance, getting farther and farther behind me. I’m not too very disappointed you’ve moved through my life, tho. You were a challenge.
It’s been a year since I adopted the word trust as my word of the year, and as I look back I see how much this word has changed my life. Truly.
Update: 1/20/17 And the winner is….
I’m one of those people who spends the first few days out of every new year wondering how we got here. How did we just change into a new year so quickly? Where did the time go? I wish I could say this attitude is from me being older but I think I’ve always been […]