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Have Heart?

Solomon used the word “heart” 79 times in the book of Proverbs.  I’d often wondered how many times he used it, so yesterday I counted.  In 31 chapters, he uses it 79 times.   What’s interesting is that he has two different approaches in his usage.  The first is in the context of us having… read more

A Painting of Magnolia Blooms to Push Brushwork

I’m currently working on a 12 x 16 inch oil painting on canvas of a pink magnolia bloom.  It is based on a gorgeous photo my friend, Dawn Conners, took.  My natural habit in painting flowers is to end up smoothing out all of the brushwork to make it look more realistic.  I so admire the… read more

SPECIAL SALE on Notecards featuring my original artwork

SPECIAL SALE on Notecards!   Set of 10 cards for $10 each with matching envelopes   Notecards available with the following artwork: Blue Lotus Pink Lotus Redhead Design (in notecards) Paisley(can be customized) in motion Soul in Bloom The Vine Pink Magnolia   your choice of cardstock, white or off-white, smooth or textured   Please contact… read more

Transcending the Mundane and Finding a Creative Headspace

Lately, I have been pondering the idea of a “creative headspace.”  I’m not able to consistently access it, but I have had instances when I have attained that particular mode where I lose all sense of physicality, time and space.  I equate the concept of finding this creative headspace with being in close communion with God and His… read more

Saying “Yes” to the Artistic Spirit Within

“Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about…Say yes quckly, if you know, if you’ve known it from the beginning of the universe.” –Julai Ud-Din Rumi It seems appropriate to start this blog on the eve of the completion of my very first artist’s studio space.  I guess that makes it all real, doesn’t… read more

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