Tag Archives: Creativity

On the Cusp of Change

Maybe as humans we’re always changing, but sometimes it stands out and you know you’re on that roller coaster and not sure when or how you will get off.  Last year while I was pre-occupied by all the medical after … Continue reading

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Where This Artist Finds Inspiration

My last few Posts may give you a clue where I am presently finding inspiration:  lantern light, Midsummer’s Eve, something magical in the air….and I am working out painting ideas with sketches and drawings.  Before I actually begin painting, I … Continue reading

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Quote and Another Lantern Enchantment

Look at all the detail!  This vintage painting is by Margaret Tarrant and titled Enchanted Fairies.   I’m definitely traveling backwards to a magical time and place….and I’m finding JOY energy! “The moment you doubt where you can fly, you … Continue reading

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Firing Up My Imagination

“We lay there and looked up at the night sky and she told me about stars called blue squares and red swirls and I told her I’d never heard of them.  Of course not, she said, the really important stuff … Continue reading

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Commercial Inspiration

While watching the Olympics there were two commercials that caught my interest.  I scrambled to write down the words and to search the internet for more details,  not to buy or use the product advertised, but because I was inspired … Continue reading

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Artist Play Date – Roger’s Gardens

February 22, 2014 – Roger’s Garden “A Day of Art”, a nursery in Corona Del Mar, CA. My friend, Marilyn, invited me to participate in an artists’ open-air event where 50 artists would paint on location, outside in the beautiful … Continue reading

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Creative Leap Year-ss – Painting Journey

(FYI:  Began this Post in December 2013 and now it’s January 2014)  (FYI:  I tend to reflect backwards in the month of December – looking back over the year and looking back over my life’s journey) (FYI: I enjoy writing … Continue reading

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History Via Fabrics and more

How to make history come alive: make it hands on!  Another of my growing interests is American History.  Several blogs feature references to one of the first patented American dolls.  This Christmas 2011 issue of Early American Life magazine has … Continue reading

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Art Lesson: Shades of Gray

Think ratios:  80:10:10   =    80% gray:10% light: 10% dark Think of a painting in terms of contrast:  light and dark and all the shades of gray in-between. This is one of many formulas for making successful art.  The … Continue reading

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Be Creative

I want to stay in touch while I figure out what’s going on with WordPress. Here’s a dose of Inspiration: Be Creative wonder, be curious; be enthusiastic, spontaneous and flexible; be willing to approach new experiences with an open mind … Continue reading

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