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Struggling with making changes? This is for you.

I don’t have New Year’s resolutions. For me, they don’t work. I’ve written before about how they are all negative… fixing where you’re lacking. Bah. But I do have some promises to myself. Because I work from home and my kids are older now, I’ve found I don’t go outside […]

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Do haters really need to hate?

When I started creating art for myself a few years ago, I never showed my work. A few friends saw it when they came to visit but outside of that, it didn’t see the light of day. Now I should clarify and say that yes, I went to art school […]

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I always resisted doing the one thing that helped me the most

Isn’t human nature funny? We know what’s good for us and still do the opposite. For me, it was having a sketchbook. Sounds silly but this is standard artist practice. I hadn’t filled one or really used one since college. And even then, it was only because I had to. […]

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I figured it out

2017 as a year full of things for me. FULL. And this is not a bad thing at all. I made bold moves. I made friends. I made enemies. I changed direction. But the one thing that eluded me was why I suddenly couldn’t paint. This was something I struggled […]

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YOU! Yes you! You’re awesome.

I didn’t send my daily email this morning. I wasn’t feeling it. And it occurred to me that so many of you aren’t feeling it, whatever it is. Am I right? This time of year, regardless of whether you celebrate Xmas or not, tends to be a hard one. It’s […]

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I still get it, that momentary panic

Today was commission delivery day. The paintings I can’t share yet that are Xmas gifts. One I delivered in person and as I drove over to her house, I felt the butterflies working their magic. I felt great painting it. I ‘d put it in my top ten paintings for […]

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The personal brand doesn’t work

I’ve been thinking a lot about the most basic human needs. And watching a lot of Call The Midwife. Call The Midwife is a British tv series that takes place in the 50s and 60s and follows a group of midwives living and working in London’s east end in the […]

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My word for 2018 is…

ha ha ha You don’t get it that easily lol I’m going to make you read some words FIRST. Every year instead of resolutions, I like to pick a word for the year. Something to focus on. Like a theme. My word for 2017 was LEAP. And boy did I […]

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There is room for gratitude everywhere

I’ve spent today painting. Painting commissions for people who love their friends and families enough to buy them art. I am grateful my love of painting has returned. I am grateful I’ve been entrusted to paint the love from one person to another. I am also so grateful that my […]

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I have a confession to make

I am a serial sketch book collector. I love the things so much. And journals. Paper, the right kinds of paper, hits me right where I feel. But I really dislike drawing or writing in them. Seriously. The first time I took a journal and actually wrote words in it […]

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