I’ve had this idea to start blogging again. I’ve missed this space and the sharing of artwork and the connections made with other like-minded folk. In the next few weeks I’ll be posting some older work along with works in progress. This is a piece that I created months ago for my nephew titled “Night Boat.”

“To reach a port we must set sail –
Sail, not tie at anchor
Sail, not drift.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt

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road trip and other things

12161459833_b4d75ed5e5_o12194111114_0cb3baccd1_o12208304015_d8ae294843_oWe recently took a small road trip to Richmond. Highlights were the Hollywood Costume exhibit (no photos allowed) at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, a delicious lunch at Nacho Mama’s (don’t you just love this name!) on Cary Street, and Ellman’s to stock up on dance supplies. Oh, and there was a wee bit of shopping at World Market and Trader Joe’s. I replenished my dwindling tea stash, even buying some flowering tea which I haven’t had in a while. It was great to fill the creative well and have time with family and a friend I hadn’t seen in years. A big ole soul vitamin.

The rest of the week found me under the weather. When I could, I drew and sketched out painting ideas, playing for the first time with vine charcoal and also working on trying to get better at drawing hands so that I don’t have to put so much effort into avoiding them! I have to say that they are getting a fraction easier with practice-just a bit.

What have you been working on?

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”  -Harriet Tubman

flashback friday

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redhorseforblogA horse is worth more than riches.  ~Spanish Proverb

Found this image today as I was sifting through files on the computer. It was painted in April of last year, the only horse I’ve ever painted. The original was small, 8×8 on canvas. Seeing it made me think about painted Dala horses which I’ve read about since and also how 2014 is the Year of the Horse. January 31st marks the Chinese Lunar New Year and we’ll be saying hello to the year of the horse and goodbye to the year of the snake. I’ve read in several places that the Chinese say the year of the horse is a lucky year. Sounds good to me!

wordless wednesday

mandalaforblogwell… almost wordless.

Mandala. Boats for movement and freedom. Leaves for love of nature. Goldfish for prosperity. Stars for outer space curiosity/obsession. Hummingbirds to represent intuition and the red thread that connects us all.

**I’m taking a free Cousera class on Astrobiology. It’s pretty awesome and though I don’t get the material 100%, I am giving it my all and loving every second. Join me. Lots of free classes offered there. Check it out.**