Drama Queen

Drama Queen

DRAMA QUEEN   She isn’t “dramatic” She is struggling to be heard   Pain and pleadings Desires and desperations Roll through her like a tidal wave on a river       So much explosion, no where to explode . . . to   Like water, expression seeks its own level Like water, need finds an out … Continue reading Drama Queen

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!  🙂

Windswept Garden

Living Library

  It's a sickness, this gnawing desire to learn keep learning  keep learning  keep learning keep doing   keep finding  keep searching No more school  no more other people's ideas other people's thoughts  other people's shoulds There is an accredited university in my brain Professors of experience  of what I've seen of what I've done  of … Continue reading Living Library

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