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The arts in any culture are what bind people together. You don’t even have to like someones art to engage in looking at it and or experiencing it. The arts are so vast in expression and form that without some people even knowing it, they are actually artists themselves. Art is painting, sculpting, photography, printmaking, music, theater, film, dance, literature and more. Even the intentional … Read More Why art is the cure for what ails us.
I spent a few days at my friend Tory Corey’s store in Jamestown, R.I. this week, and it was just delightful! You know the saying, walk a mile in another’s shoes…. Well, I was so proud to be taking care of Tory’s beautiful store; Fuller Art and Frame Gallery while she was away with her best friend and husband in Florida for a few days. Everyone that … Read More How a few days in Jamestown RI at my friend Tory’s store made me so happy!
Wow, what a wonderful day Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 was! We took off for The Port of Galilee, which is a quaint little fishing port located in Narragansett, Rhode Island for a little sun and fun, considering it has been so cold to start this year’s spring. It was a whopping 55 degrees, and we, my man and I, were dying to get out. … Read More A day in nature makes me happy!
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!
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
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!
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?
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!
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