Tag Archives: Mentors

An inspired podcast about “Why bother?”

You think you know someone, and then you listen to a podcast that launches your understanding to a brand-new level. I just finished listening to Episode 14 , “Making It Look Easy” with Liz Steel and host Nishant Jain on … Continue reading

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Never plagiarize: copy instead!

According to the dictionary, plagiarism is “the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own.” We can all agree that plagiarism is a very bad idea; even if you don’t get caught, you’re … Continue reading

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Your dent may be your gift

Okay, I’m outing myself. I’m two weeks post-op from a surgery that didn’t deliver the outcome the surgeon planned, but also didn’t go as bad as it might have. Why am I sharing that here, though? “Where words and watercolor … Continue reading

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To Women Artists Everywhere

I stumbled across this while looking for something else in my art archives. Notice it is from twenty-eight years ago. Those shoes still fit.  

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Enough, Equanimity, and Selective Indifference

Enough What a powerful word. Even in these days of pandemic semi-lockdown, it is still easy to get the sense you are not doing ‘enough.’ That thought can be in my head before I even fully awaken in the morning! … Continue reading

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Grounded…but in a good way

I gave myself another treat today—as my reward for donning shoes and a visor and a mask and venturing forth into the semi-safe great outdoors for some welcome exercise, I indulged in an iced coffee and a sweet at my … Continue reading

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Recent Travels with My Tribe

Part 2: I learned a great deal from my past three Summer School courses. I barely recognize the woman I was in 2017, the woman who struggled to answer the question: “If expense were not an issue and you had … Continue reading

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For God’s Sake, Get a Tribe!

It’s that time of year again, when a few friends and I spend four weeks planning out our dreams and goals for the upcoming year, and of course in order to do this, we begin by looking back on the … Continue reading

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The Perks of a “Look at That!” Attitude

Sometimes we forget why we do what we do. I fell back in love with sketching outdoors about six years ago, after a very long hiatus. I had drifted away from sketching, and in doing so I had forgotten what … Continue reading

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Simmering Pots & Comrade Spirits

“The Show” is up, finally! Thanks to a good friend’s assistance, on Sunday March 1st we hung up 25 paintings, evenly spaced, along a 49′ wall. It was a very long year of learning a new approach that was both … Continue reading

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