Are Artists Tortured?

Are Artists Tortured?

  Maybe. The real answer is that some are, some aren’t. I was asked several years ago why so many in my family are creative. My short answer was that I felt most artists have been broken. I should have thought about my answer longer, because it was too easy...
‘The Secret’

‘The Secret’

“Now I see the secret of making the best person:  it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.” ~Walt Whitman Have you ever had your hands deep into the soil and end your day happy? Or plant seeds and feel the success of them...
Dear Sir

Dear Sir

Dear Sir, In addition to creating paintings, I work as a call center person. I like my job. In fact, I’m good at it. I enjoy helping people, getting their problems solved, and explaining things that confuse them. I like the people I work with, and the ones I...
“What it Can Become”

“What it Can Become”

“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” ~ Dr. Seuss, The Lorax I love starting new gardens. I’m always glad when some plantings already exist, but I prefer to work from scratch. As long as the background is good...