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...
You are worth so much more

You are worth so much more

  Not too long ago, a friend told me they’d rather be with someone than be alone. (Ps? I paraphrased this thought, and I am not giving the context of the story, because it’s not my story to tell). There was a time in my life that I felt the same way....
Some people are mirrors

Some people are mirrors

  I’m not a huge believer in the theory that everything happens for a reason. Sometimes things just happen. But I do believe that people often appear in our life as mirrors. They are a mirror of what you were, what you are, or what you want to be. Rarely,...
If you could only do one painting…..

If you could only do one painting…..

  Several years ago, a friend was discussing my artwork with me. He made a statement that still sticks in my brain. While he loved my work, he said he only wanted one painting from me. He wanted one painting that would illustrate my life. That he would buy a...
Don’t Second-Guess Yourself

Don’t Second-Guess Yourself

  I’m extracting one sentence from a conversation I had with a friend to talk with you today: Don’t second-guess yourself. We’ve all done it. You have this idea that is great, but remains just a thought. Because you talkĀ  yourself out of...
The power of positivity

The power of positivity

  I admit it. I am among the first to cringe when happy, positive, feel-good messages become trendy. You can participate in seminars, take classes, and buy books. To learn to be positive. To allow yourself to be happy. Have we lost the ability to know happiness...