February 9, 2020

"Without a good question, a good answer has no place to go."

 - Clayton Christensen, Harvard Professor

This piece, which remains untitled, came about because of a question.  What would happen if I used a credit card, rather than a brush, on a special kind of watercolor p...

December 2, 2019

“The true joy of a moonlit night is something we no longer understand. Only the men of old, when there were no lights, could understand the true joy of a moonlit night.” 

- Yasunari Kawabata,

Palm-of-the-Hand Stories

As I drove down our 7 miles of dirt road the other nig...

October 31, 2019

"I am looking out of my window in an anxious and resentful state of mind, oblivious of my surroundings, brooding perhaps on some damage done to my prestige. Then suddenly I observe a hovering kestrel. In a moment everything is altered. The brooding self with its hurt v...

October 1, 2019

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."

 - Robert Frost

This quote by Robert Frost has been my aspiration throughout my adult life.  Although the variation I found I sometimes appreciate even more:  "I ch...

September 16, 2019

"If I live a thousand years, I could not paint all the things that come into my mind."

 - Charlie Russell, 1919

As soon as I read the quote above from Charlie Russell, I felt a kinship and an acknowledgement that as an artist, my work is never done.  The quote also made...

August 14, 2019

"...trees as a metaphor for self-examination by acknowledging our roots, finding our heartwood, and focusing on how we can branch out to provide shade and fruits for others."

 - Karen Marcus

Life Coach

Our world has moved through the industrial age and now we're in the te...

July 2, 2019

"Biophilia, the love of nature and living things, is an essential part of the human condition. The effects of nature’s qualities on health are not only spiritual and emotional but physical and neurological. I have no doubt that they reflect deep changes in the brain’s...

May 6, 2019

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” ― Brene Brown

Horses' noses are soft and vulnerable, and are also a blind spot for them.  Yet they lead with their noses as they walk, run and graze.   How courageous is that?

I pondered vulnera...

March 28, 2019

"Going to the mountains is going home."

 - John Muir

This painting above is of no particular place.  The watercolor and brush found the sky, clouds, mountains and trees on the paper.  But once I'd painted it, it seemed real to me.

If "going to the mountains is going...

February 1, 2019

 “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”

 - Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland...

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