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Why Didn’t You Just Say So?

This piece was about 3 or 4 pieces before this final reincarnation. Needless to say, there are layers and layers of paint that I don’t ever think are going to be covered up, but are… repeatedly. I’ve been working on this canvas for about 6 months or more… During the…

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Rising Up

Yesterday, for the first time in a very long time, I walked to see the sun rise over “Solitude,” my favorite oak tree in the Santa Ynez Valley. I’ve been recovering from shoulder surgery so I can’t hop in my car yet, but felt good enough to walk over. It…

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You Are My Rock

I recently had rotator cuff shoulder surgery…still recovering. Full disclosure, I love being independent and not relying on others to do things for me…however, I’ve been relegated to the use of one arm. Spoiler alert…I’ve been painting just about every day with my other arm, my so-called ‘good’ arm and…

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Women in Contemporary Art

Every day is worthy of celebrating women and women artists.Art gives female artists a visual voice and the ability to share their perspectiveson society, culture, and their personal life.  Liza Zhurkovskaya, Art Curator and Consultant I loved being interviewed by Carly Aguilera from SouthArt Dealer, LinkedIn NYC. Her questions were provocative and…

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Good News

For things to change you need to change. For things to get better you need to get better. The good news is you can change, you can get better and you can start right where you are at and you can go as far as you want to go.Jim Rohn…

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Birthday Art Sale

Every single day is a blessing with beauty to be found everywhere.It’s not always easy to see… but it’s always, always there. 3 DAY BIRTHDAY SALE STARTS TODAY, SUNDAY 9-20 Ends Midnight September 22nd! See and buy any of the 12 selected works for sale – CLICK HERE I’ll keep this…

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Communicating Through Art

Sometimes, I feel like the only way I can really communicate is through the work I create. Even as a small kid, I expressed myself through piano playing, then songwriting, poetry and writing, photography and now painting. It’s not like I have a shortage of words… just a shortage of…

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The Art of Breathing

Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one who goes through cycles of confidence and insecurity. I envy those people who are confident all the time. I even wonder, do they feel confident all the time? Maybe it’s not so much about confidence as much as having the courage to…

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Synthesis

When the road is unknown and not very clear,count your blessings.Hiding behind the smoke and clouds is the sun, waiting.Be wise with this time, it is a gift as is every day.Your heart is the epicenter of the universe.Open it up and send resounding love to all that need healing,…

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Sometimes Intense

Raw from the Road, July 21, 2020 True healing is the willingness to treat yourselfbetter than the past ever did. Matt kahn Every day on Instagram is an image from my Aftermath collection.  Today, I am sharing my newest pieces that I completed this month and three that I just completed today.  Anyone…

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After The Thrill, is it Gone?

I’ve created so many works in this collection (Aftermath) and I can feel a bit of the ‘thrill’ or inspiration starting to wane…more like morph. I’m determined to be patient as the muse shifts. I am listening to Elizabeth Gilbert read her book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, on…

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Winding Down, Gearing Up…

Christmas is a week away!  It’s been an amazing holiday season so far and I can’t wait for Christmas, Hanukkah and our road trip to Tahoe for New Years! The opening for the new exhibit at Brittany Davis Gallery was this past Saturday and I had 2 new pieces exhibited. Since I…

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The Art and Stress-Free Holidays

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature. Joseph Campbell Hiii!I hope you survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday and if you’re still looking for unique special gifts, you guessed it, I have just the thing! Some…

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