Interrupt anxiety with gratitude…..

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The spaciousness of the desert gifts me the feeling of being wide open to new possibilities like the vastness of the landscape with it’s unique granite giants clustering in groups that seem perfectly placed. I love slow and easy yet purposeful trips to connect with nature,  to fill my inner space with gratitude for all...

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“Gifts of Nature”

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“”   Oil on canvas   – “Adopt the spirit of nature, it’s secret is patience” ♥  

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Block in for a new painting

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  Quick block in of – 01 “Birds and Bellybuttons”    oil on canvas.

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“Frida the Yellow Budgie”

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  “Frida’  oil on canvas with gold leaf  8 x 8 A beautiful little creature of joy and a perfect distraction from this chaotic world and the weirdest year in humanity….  Enjoy the little things.

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Repurposing old paintings today

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Every artist has a pile of those old paintings laying around that usually are destroyed or donated to charity but I’m recycling whatever I can including art. I’ve sanded them down and covered them over with gray paint,  probably 6 old paintings this week which was very cathartic,  I’m ready to begin some fresh new...

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Butterfly and Gold Leaf

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  22 x 22 Oil on canvas with gold leaf  –  NFS   “Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable”  – Mary Oliver

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Nearer to the earth’s heart

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  Nearer to the earth’s heart, deeper within its silence birds know this world in a way we never will.  –  John O’Donahue Quarantining has been easy for me as a bird/animal lover and artist. I can always find many things around me to keep myself occupied I am a homebody that loves to stay...

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Return to Joy

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2019 morphed into the darkest period of my life chalked full of trauma, anxiety and illness, I’ve spent the last several months seeking multiple ways to return to a place of improved health, vitality and joy. When friends and family would ask me how I’m doing I would say “I just want my joy back…”...

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Always with me

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My Grandmother & I     Yesterday July 4th marks the 9th anniversary of your absence and since I last heard your voice, I cling to the memories I hold dear and miss reading the diary of your youth  that has mysteriously disappeared now, I’m heartbroken over that fact, it meant a lot to me...

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Be steady in the soul & free in the spirit

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  Listen to your soul it’s older than your heart, wiser than your mind and the least likely to mess things up.  – Wynter

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