My Art Desk Day 6

I was able to work quietly all morning. I have longed for that quiet work space all weekend, so admittedly, I have been a bit grumpy at home. I finished the mountain landscape scene today and I am quite happy with it. It is a rare moment when I feel good about...

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Art Desk Day 5

It has been a busy weekend here, as I run a Yoga Teacher Training and it is YTT weekend. So- not a lot of art making. But I did start a landscape view of Mt. Ascutney from my neighborhood before the weekend. Working with the snow will be an interesting challenge. I...

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My Art Desk Day 4

Today the Art Desk holds a landscape in mixed media: Watercolor, ink, and even acrylic paint! I have masked out some spots that I hope to pen in later (trees, some highlights for snow). The effect I am going for is energetic, cool colors with a few splashes of warm...

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My Art Desk: Day 3

Today I worked on another floral. I returned to the thought "Maybe florals are not for me..." Not sure why I feel moved to work on florals. Maybe I just long for flowers and color. I then had the vision to use some collaging paper and see if that helped me to enjoy it...

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My Art Desk, Day 2

Day 2 of the "My Art Desk" project. One picture, every day, of what the top of my work space looks like. Today you can see a large floral I worked on yesterday, after I told myself "no more flowers!" - I couldn't resist. This is from a group of pictures a friend took...

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Art Desk: January 30

My Art Desk today. I am working on allowing myself to be expressive in the paint, rather than thinking I need to paint in a realistic way. I love wave forms. Someone recently told me God is a Wave... and I realized the deep truth of that statement, and the fact that...

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Creative Sanctuary

Sometimes we make a decision, and the subsequent events from that decision create a new course for our lives. When we sold our second house almost one year ago, little did I realize the effect it would have on my creativity. Naturally, all art making was put on hold...

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Meet Gata Hudson!

Green Quilt by Gata Hudson I love sharing information about other artisans and crafters. I hope you enjoy my new category of interviews with local creator and makers. Today I am sharing information about my friend Gata Hudson. Gata has been a long time yoga student. I...

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The Request

Elizabeth Gilbert shares a concept on inspiration in her amazing book "Big Magic".  She writes that we are not the creators of ideas, but that they exist in their own time as their own entities and they seek us out for their manifestation. What a wild concept. All...

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Dream Catchers

I find dream catchers to be among the most visually appealing man made images. The circular hoop, with woven webbing; beads and dreams caught on the webs; long tassles dripping from the hoop, my soul sings when I see them. They seem to be a space between heaven,...

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