The Soulful Artist

Life. Art. Transcendence.

We all have them … little paper bags with handles. You know, the ones you get from the coffee shop, or cute little boutique stores. They’re cute and I like them, but the amount I have is a little ridiculous. It’s wasteful to just throw them out so I do reuse them, and I see …

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It’s Sunday and it’s a new month. I’m sitting here in my happy place, painting to my heart’s content! I wrote a piece of happy snail mail that I’m mailing out tomorrow! I hit the local farmer’s market this morning, drank some damn good coffee, ate a delicious pastry, I have no where else to …

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The last month has been a mix of frustration and elation. More happiness and elation versus the frustration because I walked away (temporarily maybe) from that that was causing me so much sadness and angst. In the meantime, I’ve been walking towards all of the things that light me up I had to put on …

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I’ve always felt self-conscious about letting people see the “real” me. I grew up in a household where appearances were everything to my mother, and I mean EVE-RY-THING. I learned to live hidden, stuffed down, shut up. You know, don’t do anything to show people how you’re really messed up, just keep your mouth shut …

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Day 31 of My 30 Days Of Creativity Challenge. Bonus Day!!! My journey to become an artist was not a linear one. My attempts as a child to discover what I liked and what called to me where thwarted by one who felt I possessed no talent in art whatsoever. So even before I could …

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Day 30 of my 30 Days of Creativity Challenge. The last 30 days have flown by. Just … F L E W! Incredible! Today is the last day, although in many ways today is just the beginning. It’s been an incredible day of painting and creating. I love it when I have days with no …

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Day 29 of my 30 Days of Creativity Challenge. It’s hard to believe that the days have flown by. We’re well into the last few days of the month, of my little challenge. I’ve learned a lot about myself – some things never really change, same but different. Take my love for sending out mail. …

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Day 28 of my 30 Days of Creativity Challenge. I meant to post this yesterday and … I totally zoned. I’ve been working and I just got busy once I was finished. I painted and then had to hurry and shower to leave for work in time. I could’ve planned better. But the truth is, …

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Day 26 of My 30 Days of Creativity Challenge. I am more than what you see. What you see is a mere glimpse of what I allow you to visibly see. I have been mistaken for looking intimidating, not approachable, hard. I will admit that I do prefer this persona. It protects my energy. What’s …

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Day 25 of My 30 Days of Creativity Challenge. Ever notice sometimes that you’re holding your breath? You feel as if the other shoe is gonna drop? Or feel, I dunno … like things are too good and it’s an “ominous sign?” My one swipe painting reminded me of this. Of someone looking for forgiveness. …

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