Bay Area Blues series - part one

Some places seep into your bones and become an important part of you. The San Francisco Bay Area is one of those places for me. We recently took our sons to see the place that is so important to us, and upon return I was inspired to paint many of the places that I love.

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Get Inspired!

Where does inspiration come from? For me, it comes from showing up in my studio every day. Its the habit of being creative and painting every day. Each idea leads to another. Getting started is the hardest part. In today's post, I've given you a list of ideas to get you started. Once being creative becomes a habit, there will be no stopping you!

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The Poppy Paintings!

When you are an artist, you never know where your next big inspiration is going to come from. Sometimes, you need to get out of the studio and look around a little. I had the intention of painting big vista landscapes, and I ended up with a series of poppies. 

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What I Learned in My Second Season as a Plein Air Newbie

My second season of plein air painting with the Loudoun Sketch Club just ended, and I'm reflecting on all I have learned. Read on to find out what I learned, what I bring and what I leave behind.

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The Old Lyme Art Colony and the Florence Griswold Museum

Have you ever been to the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut? My Mother and I recently found ourselves with an unexpected free afternoon during a family vacation, and decided to check it out. We had no idea what a wonderful experience was waiting for us! I've written about our visit on my blog today. 

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Making Time for Creativity

Taking just a few minutes a day to make time for creativity will greatly reduce your stress and enrich your life. Don't know how to get started? I've got a few ideas on my blog today. What is your favorite way to be creative?

 

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Her Morning Graces

Ever wonder how an artist works through a painting from start to finish? In today's post, I will take you step by step through my new painting - Her Morning Graces.  This is one of four new floral pieces that I'm very excited about. They will be released next week, and I can't wait for you to see them all!

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The MonSter Under the Bed

Did you know that March 7-13th is Multiple Sclerosis awareness week, and March 25th is World MS Day? Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable chronic disease that affects 400,000 people in the US, and 2.5 million people around the world. I will be donating 15% of all sales in my web shop during the month of March to the National MS Society. 

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Walking the Walk or, Why I need to get out of the studio from time to time

Sometimes, a few hours out of the studio can lead to many paintings. Walk the Walk is just one of the paintings that has been inspired by my Loudoun Sketch Club trip to Edgegrove farm. You can find out more about this painting and my sketching visit to the farm on my blog today.

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