An Artist Date

An Artist Date

A time to be in receiver mode, listening, intuiting and settling into stillness. As Asian-American theologian Cindy Lee writes of transmitters and receivers: Western culture is mainly “transmitter oriented”, prizing the authority of the written and spoken word, and of...
Inspired to paint

Inspired to paint

Finding a way to convey emotion in my paintings, a sense of something beyond me is a challenge I delight in.  I often find when out in nature something I am going to call “the whisper of love”. This morning, for instance, a robin decided to sing a few...
Finding Art Inspiration

Finding Art Inspiration

FINDING INSPIRATION FOR PAINTING There are days when we might feel like making a drawing or painting but simply don’t know where to begin. This lack of inspiration feels like a barrier and one that can stop us from even starting ANYTHING! Start to notice what fires...
Gathering Ideas for a Sketchbook

Gathering Ideas for a Sketchbook

Gathering ideas for a sketchbook this summer The sweep of a beautiful landscape with a panoramic view – you want to capture it all! What is it that inspires you? Is it the colours? Is it the criss-cross of fields and walls? Is it the wind in the barley field, the flow...
How Breaking My Right Arm Helped My Art

How Breaking My Right Arm Helped My Art

In the fall, I signed up for a pre-recorded online art course and was looking forward to diving in as I had cancelled ALL other commitments. The brilliant Emily Ball Floribunda course took me on a journey exploring drawing and mark-making using not just my eyes but...