Archive for the 'nature' Category

Jan 02 2015

The Nesting Tree

I am a tree, standing bare, A gentle perch for your owl’s stare.An opening within my chest, I let you wade within and rest. And as we kiss beneath the barkOur shadows merge and spark,While rustling leaves Reach into a twinkling sky.………………………….. Roots suckle liquid stream ….We glide to the shores of sleep to dream. […]

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Dec 16 2014

Rain Deer Awakening

I crossed a deer on my walk tonight. Every time this has happens to me, it comes as a complete surprise and opens me up to the wonder of the moment. And in that moment I realize that my last thought was a significant one… something of a key to unlock a challenge I’ve been […]

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Dec 14 2014

naked stream

Published by under art,love,nature,photography,poetry

I am the river, you are the flame that rises within my naked stream. Cool, liquid fire floods my banks that once ran dry. Holding each other at the river’s edge, we harness the energies of ebbing and flowing.Warm and cool waters commingle… Caduceus serpents in playful writhing. My body pulses and buzzes like a hydro-electric […]

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Dec 07 2014

Energy Meditations

I was drawn to walk up to where the river cuts into the west hills tonight.  Once I got to an area where the sound of the water was strong and burbling, I remembered a suggestion to hold my arms open to my sides.  I am standing at the rivers edge, where there is a stand of trees, listening to […]

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Mar 12 2010

New Studio, New Home, New Work

It’s been a while since I’ve created any updates… not because I don’t have anything going on, mind you. More likely, I have TOO much going on, and not enough time to write about it. First of all, I finally decided I’d had enough of trying to get anything done in my dreary basement studio, […]

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Aug 28 2009

Primordial Slumber

Months have led up to a recent “breakthrough painting” that I feel really proud of sharing with everyone. I feel like a lot of synchronistic events led up to the birthing of this one. A recent impulse led to taking a solo trip to the Oregon coast. As soon as I began walking the path […]

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Dec 09 2008

the fruits of solitude

I’ve been craving a bit of solitude lately.  Speaking of this need to a friend, she offered me her place for the weekend, while she was out of town.  After sharing houses for years, this small break was like heaven for me.  I decided to make it into my own little creative/spiritual retreat.  The focus […]

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Nov 09 2008

Masters of The Dynamic Still Life

Early in my art career I had a resistance to the still-life genre, perhaps because my college professors created pretty boring set-ups of mangled mannequins, bicycle wheels, broken chairs and all sorts of uninspiring material. I’ve always been more inspired by working from my imagination or a symbolic narrative.  However, since I’ve started teaching art, […]

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Sep 21 2007

another new beginning

There was a point earlier this week that it suddenly dawned on me that summer was over. Realizing my tendency to shrink into the indoors during winter months, I’ve been making sure that I get some outdoor activity every day before the rains hit. I just came back from a rather magical walk which reminded […]

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Jun 23 2007

Li’l Paintings

It’s funny how I’ll start a painting thinking it is going in a particular direction, then at some point I’ll change my mind and add a layer that was intended for another painting… and voila, it works better than my original idea! I do still have my faltering moments when I can’t seem to get […]

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Jun 16 2007

a disquieting harmony

Published by under art,creative process,nature

My creative output has slowed down a bit, since I took on a few new web jobs and have felt compelled to pay bills. We’ve all got a job to do, and I can at least be happy that I am my own boss and feel some creative satisfaction in creating sites for other artists. […]

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May 26 2007

in flow with order and chaos

I am in a blissful state this evening because I’ve finally surpassed my creative impasse. I knew it was only a matter of time. This has happened before. I know I’m not the only one to occasionally wonder if the juices will ever flow again. Once the creative pump is primed fully, I wonder how […]

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