Tag Archives: Mentors

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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In your heart you know

That expression, “In your heart you know” was said to me over twenty-five years ago by a man who was refusing to cooperate. At the time I had a big decision to make. I had weighed all the pros and … Continue reading

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That Dang Adolescent Period

A few years back I came across a great video on the importance of doing watercolor value studies. I wish I had saved the link because I would love to give this man credit for changing my life. The big … Continue reading

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Who Inspires You?

Ah, the best laid plans, even if written with care and a calligraphy pen in a leather-bound journal, are sometimes no match for distractions no bigger than a bug. Sunday afternoon blog posts every single week? Good idea, great intentions, … Continue reading

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Loosen up…but how?

Woodland strolls in the nick of time: autumn! I have had the good fortune to explore a few of Concord’s many beautiful trails in the last couple weeks. My companion sets the pace walking ahead of me, and I am … Continue reading

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