Glass ceilings, especially those that are self-imposed, are meant to be shattered, and we're just the ones to do it. Let's do this!Read More
Good habits are golden! It takes 21–28 consecutive days to “deeply root” a habit into our psyche. If you’ve been doing something for 20 days and then you skip a day, you have to start over at day one!
I skipped two days of a new habit I’d hoped to make permanent this week. Darn it!
The more consciously we look for things, the more we see them. Try it for yourself. Look for a specific brand and/or color of car on your next commute to work and be amazed at just how many you see.
I asked my class at Spalding House (aka The Contemporary Museum), to take the week between classes to look for faces — not in people, but in the world around us. They found faces in the clouds, on slabs of marble and granite, on a wall of brushed metal, on a piece of wood paneling, in the lichen and moss on rocks, in trees. They brought a cornucopia of images to class.Read More
I took just one painting class in college — oil painting. I loved it, but had more fun working in clay, and spent many semesters up to my elbows in “mud.”
Years after graduating, when I decided to paint again, I dug out my old oils. They still held magic.Read More
What if …
What if everything is unfolding just the way it’s supposed to unfold?
What if you took an hour, or just five minutes, to simply sit instead of rushing around?
What if the birds got it right and we really can sing for joy at first light?
Two professional oil painters recently told me that they are afraid of painting with watercolor. They said that it is too unpredictable and unforgiving. I have heard this before.
In fact, I used to believe that too.Read More