art, inspiration, Musings

Reaching an epiphany

Most artists struggle with comparing themselves to other artists.  I try hard not to do this, as it can be very damaging.  It can even make you avoid painting.  I enjoy reading and living by quotes, and one of my favorites is one by Theodore Roosevelt. That quote is so true!  When I am working… Continue reading Reaching an epiphany

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The art of embracing Failure

Who determines what failure is? How is it determined? When it is determined? I recently had a conversation with a family member who had packed their family up, moved across the country, following a dream. We were, and are so proud of them for chasing a dream. Even if it seems to have stalled at… Continue reading The art of embracing Failure

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The art of meeting again

I grew up the daughter of a mechanic, and both of my parents enjoyed cars.  So its not a surprise that I love them as well.  Growing up it was normal to see a car in my Dad's garage in various states of repair.  One of these cars was a 1929 Model A that he… Continue reading The art of meeting again

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The Art of being grateful

I am a positive person. But the last few years have tested me sorely. My mother passed away, my husband was in a serious car accident requiring two surgeries, my father had open heart surgery, a surprise, but very welcome grandchild, and more that I don’t care to share. Throughout all of this, my daughter… Continue reading The Art of being grateful

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Inspiration

Being an artist requires a lot of things, and one of those is inspiration. It is perhaps one of the most important things that an artist can have. Without it, it is difficult to create. For me anyways….. With that being said, I am lucky to live about 3 miles from the border of Rhode… Continue reading Inspiration