My 6-month long absence from WordPress has been interrupted with a blog post! So many cool things have occurred over the last several months that I want to share, but I’ll work on filling in those gaps in later posts. In the meantime, I wanted to let everyone know that I can also be found […]Read more "I’m on Instagram!"
I invite you to follow this series about my work with Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. Julia designed this 12-week program to help stalled out creatives recover artistic lives and dreams. I went through Julia’s Artist’s Way over 20 years ago as I tried to ignite a more creative me soon after graduation […]Read more "The Artist’s Way: Week 1 – Recovering a Sense of Safety (Starting Out)"
After the holiday traffic fiasco on Saturday, on Sunday, our crew left the cabin a little after 7am to make our way to the ski slopes that were only 15 miles away. Note that on Saturday we left Sacramento at 7am to drive 100 miles in what we thought would be only be a 2-hour […]Read more "Day 15: A Gap"
So we’re trying to reach the ski resort after days of amazing snowing and on a holiday weekend. Yeah. That’s not going so great as we’re creeping along with the rest of Nor Cal going to Tahoe. So here’s an ink sketch with a Niji water brush of snow covered pines along the road. If […]Read more "Day 14: Creeping Along "
Here’s a quick make up painting for Day 13. This is a small one, 4.25″ x 5.25″ At the end of a 4-hour drive (which is usually 2 hours), all the lots were full at both ski resorts we were going to. We didn’t think it would be this bad, but now we know. We’ll […]Read more "Day 13: Catch Up with Ketchup"
Nine months out of the year on 2nd Wednesdays, I volunteer to set up the hospitality snacks and beverages at our Sacramento Valley chapter of the California Native Plant Society. This month’s talk was about vernal pool ecology. In keeping with the theme of our talk, tonight I did a quick ink and watercolor sketch of […]Read more "Day 11: Downingia"
Since this February, I’ve been spending most of my spare hours in the California native plant garden that I manage in the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery. This hasn’t left much time for painting, and I’ve been struggling for months with the frustration of wanting to do all the life things – paint more, wife more, socialize […]Read more "On Painting and Bee-ing"