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This Week

Posted on Jun 12, 2015 in Outside the Box

BegoniaJust to say - this past week has been busier than usual for me, so not as many blog posts. Hope to be back to more next week. Sometimes life gets in the way of art, and of blog posts.

Hope that everyone has a lovely weekend!

Happy Painters!

Posted on Jun 8, 2015 in Creativity

It was such a delight to share the weekend with these lovely ladies at the Lakeside Painting Retreat - Brentwood on the Beach. Wonderful fun, wonderful paintings too!

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Off!

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 in Creativity

WaveTOff to Brentwood tomorrow for the Lakeside Painting Retreat! We have filled the place with happy painters - yay! The plan? Eat, paint, sleep, repeat. :)

Because... Spring!

Posted on Jun 3, 2015 in Quotable

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High on Wonder

Posted on Jun 1, 2015 in Creativity

DeerI'm one of those people who never stops being amazed by rainbows - and a lot of other wonderful things. Some people seem to imply that it's childish of me, but I've never felt ashamed of this aspect of who I am. Now experiments have shown that people who experience awe are more likely to be empathetic. So, here's hoping that you get a dose of wonder today and replenish that kindness in you that the world needs. (If you would like to read more about this, here is the article: High on Wonder - People Who Experience Awe are Nicer Better People. )

Terrified?

Posted on May 28, 2015 in Quotable

Thanks for the quote A Mighty Girl.

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Perception

Posted on May 27, 2015 in Outside the Box

SheSellsT200I've been pondering, just a little, the fact that we each live our lives inside our own head. Being human means that we are very limited in our understanding. Most of us have learned some things in some areas of life in order to be able to function. I'm not going so far down this path as to say we are not really here. I think we are really here, we just are not able to know what 'here' means. When I paint a painting, chances are that you don't even perceive the colours in the same way that I do. And that's a fairly basic type of knowing that depends on the rods and cones in our eyes. When we get into more complex issues - we are into a vast deep ocean of unknowing. So I think I'll just take some time to enjoy the sunshine on the shore, and you are welcome to join me.

Creativity

Posted on May 26, 2015 in Quotable

Thanks to the Lambeth Art Association for the quote.

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On Fire

Posted on May 25, 2015 in Creativity

Latest painting - Oil 16" x 20", available from the artist - "On Fire".

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Legoland Hotel - really.

Posted on May 22, 2015 in Outside the Box

FishTI know this one is way outside of the box (or, comes in a box) - but all those colourful bricks are kind of artsy, and hey, it's just plain creative too!

Check it out here: Florida's Legoland Hotel

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