What Do You Hope To Get Good At?

Back in December, 2017, I participated in a study for a new book. I had been following professor and author, Cal Newport and his concept of "Deep Work"- the idea that we can only create and study things in a deep way when we clear away our distractions and commit...

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Handmade Paper on the Art Desk

My Art Desk Today: Josh came home last week and said" Oh, you made paper!" Yes, I dug out the tubs and pulp and got to work. The call was too great. I had been dreaming of crows, and I kept seeing them in handmade paper. So it had to be. My plan for today is to pull...

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My Art Desk

We had over 15 inches of snow yesterday. Everyone has been home all week, so that affects my ability to work at my art desk. But it is important to me to get back to the desk, even if I have been away for a few days. Here is what is on my art desk today. I adore...

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Art Desk

Last week was a very heavy week. Emotionally it was intense for many personal reasons- doctor appointments, etc... I was also sick, the cold icky cruds finally got me. Anyway- we had 3 birthday parties- two for Ellessia and one for a friend (we dropped the kids off at...

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My Art Desk Day 10

One of my constant struggles exists between my art life and my yoga life. Ever since I stepped into the world of teaching yoga, art making has been pushed to the background. I would prefer the art to be more foreground. I love working at my desk and in my studio...

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My Art Desk Day 9

Worked on the landscape in the back for too many days. It lost it's spontaneity. A lot going on in the home front, so I wasn't focused and oddly enough, that led to overworking. I would like the whole image to be looser. My decision is to try again. In the previous...

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My Art Desk Day 8

Today's project was a portrait of Ellessia. She has been asking me to do one- so I took up the challenge. It has been about 20 years since I have done a portrait! And the really funny thing about this one is that it felt like I was doing a self portrait! Ellessia...

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My Art Desk, Day 7

It has been one week since I decided to post a picture a day of what I am working on at my art desk. I like the accountability of this project, and it also seems more meaningful to me than posting on Social Media. Here is my desk today. I taught a class this morning,...

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