First Faces

Finally Starting to Understand Faces

  I've been practicing and practicing and practicing and practicing drawing faces.  Boy, they are not easy!  I think I'm finally beginning to understand. This is the first one I've painted and I feel deserves to be shown to the world. I call him Wide Head!  🙂

Don't Focus

Don’t Focus (or In Praise of the Niche-Less Blog)

One of the quotes on my outgoing email is this one from Francis Ford Coppola: "Parents always say focus on something. Don’t focus. Do all the things you love and someday it will come together and you will see what you are. And the things that you did ... will all be relevant." When I … Continue reading Don’t Focus (or In Praise of the Niche-Less Blog)

Fabric Art - Scrap Tribal Wall Hanging

(Finally) Acknowledging the Artist

                 A few weeks ago, I discovered a most inspiring, insightful, impactful podcast called A Beautiful Anarchy. It's for people the author, photographer David duChemin, calls "everyday creators" but I believe that the wisdom emanating from this podcast will apply equally well to anyone who does or wants to do anything they consider important. This … Continue reading (Finally) Acknowledging the Artist

Heavy Load

Nature Asks for Help

I just read the sweetest little story (the first comment on a post by Through Open Lens) about a little bird “asking” a human for help and receiving it with gratitude. That story got me thinking of an experience I had watching an ant. I was sitting on the concrete steps of a little utility … Continue reading Nature Asks for Help