Filed under A Year of Painting

to me, to you

to me, to you

I celebrate myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. These are the first three lines in Song of Myself by Walt Whitman.  His words in this poem go on to twist and turn .  If you’ve never read it, you may want to. … Continue reading

jeweled damsels

jeweled damsels

Sometimes when we think about a goal, we think it will make us feel better to reach that goal…often leading us to hold on for dear life and become fearful if something takes us off our path toward that goal. While I was painting this piece I learned that you can have a vision, a … Continue reading

Let your soul expand

Let your soul expand

Sometimes, or maybe a lot, we micromanage our thinking, our day.  What’s next on the agenda? Breakfast. Shower. Email. Lunch. Phone calls. More email. Dinner. You get the idea We are so busy in the minutia that we forget… That there is a world out there to breath into. A whole world to… LET your … Continue reading

Trust  in the gift.

Trust in the gift.

I’ve been reading the book The Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope.  I’m only in the first section…but early on he discusses dharma…he says dharma is “the subtle interior blueprint of the soul.”  What a magical thought! He goes on to discuss: How do we know what that blueprint is? The first step … Continue reading

blaze a path with compassion and love

blaze a path with compassion and love

Sometimes I think we often believe that change or evolution comes with struggle. I wrote this thought/intention for the new year… blaze a path with compassion and love When I say compassion and love, I mean, with ourselves.  So often we are hard on ourselves. Isn’t it time to learn and evolve with love not … Continue reading