Category Archives: workshop

New Work & Why I Paint

“Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.” -Jean-Luc Godard There are so many avenues through social media to show my work now. I hesitate to post it in all of the available places because I … Continue reading

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Art2Life Workshop

“Art is not just ornamental – an enhancement of life. It is a path in itself – a way out of the predictable and conventional – a map to self discovery.” –Gabrielle Roth I just finished an amazing 3 month … Continue reading

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Did I Eat Yet?

“Creativity is all about seeing what everybody else is seeing and thinking what nobody else is thinking.” -Robin S. Sharma Well I’ve definitely moved back to the country where my views are cows and goats and barns – pastures and mountains. … Continue reading

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The Seeker and Lady Olga

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” –Henry David Thoreau I painted this after a return from New Mexico – a beautiful place, but very different from my green north Georgia mountains. I felt I had … Continue reading

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Out For A Ride

“Let me keep my distance, always from those who think they have the answers. Let me keep company always with those who say ‘Look!’ and laugh in astonishment and bow their heads.” -Mary Oliver   The above piece is 14×14 … Continue reading

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On The Lookout for Joy

“In the silence of listening, you can know yourself in everyone, the unseen singing softly to itself and to you.” -Rachel Naomi Remen I started working on my large folk art piece. This is a 24″x 24″ birch panel – … Continue reading

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Personal Voice

  “We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.” -Ben Sweetland I finished the online Hot Wax class this weekend. There were times when I felt that a month of daily lessons were too much … Continue reading

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Hot Wax Class Almost Over

  This month has flown by — I can’t believe the HotWax class ends this weekend. I have learned so much and made so many new friends. We hope to keep in touch and keep our Facebook group together, because … Continue reading

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Today’s Encaustic – Paint, Collage, Beeswax

“If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.” -Jack Dixon “You are the only person on earth who can use your abilities.” -Zig Ziglar Today’s project involved creating a collage … Continue reading

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No Wax Today – Acrylics & Some Thoughts

“My daily job is to find a way out of that place, again and again and again. That’s the artist’s job, really: continually setting yourself free and giving yourself new options and new ways of thinking about things.” -Miranda July … Continue reading

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