Pursue the passion


You have a calling in your heart. Change is hard but that feeling keeps tapping on your shoulder. You want to do it, you want to pursue what you love and make a living from it. It won’t be easy. It will be hard work but it will make you happy. For all of us who have done this, who want to do it….spread those wings. A recently completed, mixed media painting.



I am starting a new series of mixed media hearts. This canvas is 18 X 18. I started out with a salmon color which I mixed by adding orange and magenta. I wiped on titaniam white and watered down the salmon a bit for drips coming from the top. Other colors I am thinking about using are deep red, olive green, light sage green, possibly some black.


Custom letter blocks for a little girls name. I will need four more blocks.


Moxing bowls and the water bucket is a staple. I also am working on a black, red and white picture and when it gets finished I will share. It wasn’t far enough along to be interesting. So glad you stopped. Hope you are making something that makes your heart sing.!

Big Magic


Recently I finished this book written by the author of Eat, Pray Love….Elizabeth Gilbert. It was about living your creative life and not being afraid to do it. I thought it had some very valid points like to be creative one needs to be curious. It opens up a pathway to creativity. Don’t complain, no one is making you be creative, it should be done with a free and open heart. It is not easy or everyone would be doing it. Plus complaining scares away inspiration. By saying you delight in your work draws inspiration near. Be persistent, keep on trying. It doesn’t have to be perfect just start doing it. Be courageous because fear is boring. I especially liked this paragraph on page 27, And you have treasures hidden within you-extraordinary treasures-and so do I, and so does everyone around us. And bringing those treasures to light takes work and faith and focus and courage and hours of devotion, and the clock is ticking, and the world is spinning, and we simply do not have time anymore to think so small. In another chapter on trust, she was talking about your work loving you. This chapter was a bit deep for me. I couldn’t totally wrap my mind around her point. I will have to go back and revisit this chapter. On the whole I did enjoy this book about living the creative life. Having permission to go ahead and just do it.


Here is my most recent mixed media painting. It is 36 X 36 on gallery wrapped canvas. Thanks for stopping.