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Hands of Peace

Hands of Peace has officially started and today I’m presenting “How I Express Myself” to the teens.  Super stoked!  The workshop will combine all my usual good stuff – a little meditation, some writing, and art.  One different thing I’ll …

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Patriotic Pooch Parade

There’s a new benefit for the San Diego Humane Society happening this Saturday from 9-11:30 located at the New Song Church at 3780 Pio Pico Drive in Carlsbad.  I’m donating this painting as part of a basket being raffled by …

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Marc Chagall Lecture

If you happen to live in San Diego and want to learn more about the artist Marc Chagall, there will be a lecture about him at 7:00 pm tonight at Temple Solel, which is located at 3575 Manchester Ave. in …

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Being Free and Expressive

I’m having a ton of fun painting along with the classes being offered in the Woman Unleashed Online Retreat.  What a breath of fresh air to do something truly unique and creative online.  I sure wasn’t expecting that.  Here’s the …

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Woman Unleashed Online Retreat

I recently signed up for an online retreat with a creative spin on it.  Yesterday I created a watercolor painting of my muse.  It felt very freeing for me to not be so confined to precision and rules.  In fact, …

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There’s Nothing Easy About Drawing the Figure

I’ve been working hard to learn how to draw the human body, but the truth is, I haven’t been studying as efficiently or wisely as I need to.  What I need to focus on is studying the skeleton and muscles …

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One Informs the Other

Last year after taking an animal portrait painting class, I discovered just how much I love painting animals.  It was a new and exciting discovery for me.  I always thought that I would be a portrait painter because I find …

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Drawing Tips for Laying In a Figure

I make a lot of mistakes when I’m drawing, so it comes as no surprise that I hear the same advice again and again from my teachers.  To help me out, I wrote down a list of the eight essential …

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Gesture Paintings

I’m so excited to have a blog where I can share my meditations and my art process.  I also see this blog as a way for me to capture the steps and learning curve as I continue on this path.…

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Coincidence? I Think Not!

As a former librarian, I love books.  When my local library was renovated, one of the additions was a brand new bookstore.  Even though I’m at the library, where do I browse?  The bookstore!  I have found quite a few …

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