Month: March 2017

Cultivate your inner genius!

I love Einstein! In fact I admire his tenacity so much that he is one of my top picks for people from history who have inspired me.   I painted this portrait of him in my quest to create portraits of people who have motivated me to move out of my stagnancy into striving towards my passions.  Why did I paint it like this? … Read More Cultivate your inner genius!

Practicing Gratitude in the Face of Death

Shock, disappointments, and circumstances beyond our control, how do we deal with them?  When loved ones die, or love dies, or love cannot be found no matter how hard we reach to find it, it is then we must realize that the only hope is to find love within ourselves.  Some may reach for a God to heal, and others to other means, but … Read More Practicing Gratitude in the Face of Death

Happiness is at your fingertips, literally!

It is amazing to me that I have finally come to understand that happiness is not some illusive thing only for the rich and famous, or the accomplished, or the lucky ones, or the people we put on pedestals.  In fact, some of the happiest people in the world are considered poor, unlucky, unaccomplished, uneducated, and the list goes on.  The truth of the … Read More Happiness is at your fingertips, literally!

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Does it matter what others think of you?

  I’ve been on the planet for a while now and in this time I have observed people around me, and either have been amazed at what I have seen or saddened on many levels. As a child I was very different for many reasons, but mainly because I was raised in a family that basically ran a zoo out of our home.   It … Read More Does it matter what others think of you?

OH NO! I didn’t get the memo!

Who said life after 50 was the beginning of the countdown to the end?-how morbid! I cringe when I hear people talking about life as though it is almost over and they are just in their 50’s.  I mean, I know 80 year olds who put me to shame and never stop moving and trying new things!  That’s the ticket!  Refusing to accept that … Read More OH NO! I didn’t get the memo!

The Power of the Red Dress

  So here I am, 53, the mother of 3 amazingly beautiful daughters, and 3 fabulous grandchildren. Did you hear my heart go BOOM, boom, BOOM, boom, BOOM? These giant blessings in my life are my greatest gifts.  Yet here I am in my middle years, imagining myself with my sword brandished high!! (The pen is mightier than the sword, so it is my … Read More The Power of the Red Dress

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