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

art, Musings

Hello my name is Misspelled……

Growing up with an unusual name wasn’t easy. I can’t tell you how many times it has been mispronounced and misspelled, and still is. I absolutely hated it. My mother found my name while watching the Alfred Hitchcock movie, Marnie. She loved Sean Connery, enjoyed the movie, and wanted something different. And she got it.… Continue reading Hello my name is Misspelled……

art, inspiration, Musings

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

Musings, Travel and Disney

Visiting Disneyland for the first time

It has been a dream of mine to visit Disneyland to see where it all began.  When I spoke with people, very often I was told how disappointed I would be.  Its much smaller was what I heard, or does not compare to Florida. Hardly a positive comment ever.  But I did not change my… Continue reading Visiting Disneyland for the first time