Open Studio Tour & 2020 Studio Workshops!

Once again I’m participating in this studio tour in Oregon’s Washington County. It is a great community event, FUN, FREE, & INSPIRATIONAL! This weekend October 19-20, 2019 between 11am – 5 pm. Stenciling Demos and introducing new Studio Workshops for 2020! I hope to see you in the studio. Cheers!

How to Paint Birds, Eggs, Feathers & Nest E-Course

There is something special about birds – full of wonder, flight, freedom… An egg is a symbol of hope and possibility. Feathers speak of spirituality, and nests of the nurturing comfort of home. There is also something special about being able to paint these as symbols of our personal story.

Do you want to improve your painting skill while celebrating the wonder of birds? In this course you can! There are 7 step-by-step video lessons with bird themes of eggs, birds, feathers, and nests. Have fun and learn how to paint realistically and expressively with acrylics on a variety of surfaces and backgrounds: watercolor sheet/journal, wood board or canvas, sheet music (thin paper.)

Growth & Change – It’s a Good Thing

It’s been nearly nine years since I began blogging and six years since teaching my first online course. So much has happened since then. First I want to thank you for participating with me on the journey. If you are reading this, you either took the time to open an email or visit my blog, and I appreciate that. I hope to continue to offer inspirational content and hear from you too. It’s time for new ideas and new teaching and learning.

In fact, if you would respond to a few questions I would love to know what you think and what inspires you. You can respond to this in the comment section of my blog or if you are receiving the blog updates you can respond to the email.

What would you like me to address on my blog?
What would you like to learn from me in an online course?
What in-person workshop would you enjoy taking?
In general, what inspires your creativity?
Is there any other thoughts you would like to share?

Living Time Now – T in A-Z Challenge

“We live in the past of the future,” I heard Jonathan Cahn say. So I am choosing to make today count like a time traveler! It’s like I am actually able to go back in time and change the trajectory of my future. If I were looking back from tomorrow or next year, that is exactly what coming back to this moment would be like.

Living with Paradox – P in A-Z Word Challenge

Paradox is holding two opposites as true at the same time. We live in paradoxical times that have polarized relationships and our nation. We tend to paint other people with harsh, broad brush strokes of black or white. This looks like irreconcilable differences that threaten our ability to see one another as people, valuing our humanity and even life itself. We need peace with ourselves, one another, and peace with God. Living with paradox requires empathy and invites reconciliation, seeking to understand a viewpoint opposite of our own. This post is “P” Paradox in the A-Z of Mystery and the A-Z Word of the Year Challenge.