Tiny Drawings

Inspiring ideas can be elusive. Yet, I often find that having too many ideas feels overwhelming. It is knowing which idea to pursue at any given time that is the real strength of an artist. How will we know which idea we need to develop unless we let that idea exist in a draft? When…

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Tiny Birds

From my writing desk I see only trees and sky. When I don’t know what to write, sometimes I look out into the trees.  I marvel when many birds are flying from branch to branch. The branches flutter when they leap off. If it has been raining, drops of water spring off. I watch a…

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Clouds

I marvel at the cloud’s shifting, mysterious shapes. How they can expand across the horizon, scatter delicately, or envelope the sun in shades of color. Clouds are like life experiences; fleeting, constantly moving, changing, sometimes ordinary yet always unique. I wonder how many people are staring at the clouds right now, taking a photograph of…

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Drawing

One of the most fascinating things is to see what your hand will draw when you simply start without weighing your mind down with any sort of plan of how it will turn out. Moving the pencil along the paper. Inventing a the rules as you go. Drawing can thrive with uninhibited mark making. And…

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