‘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...
‘Nature Heals’

‘Nature Heals’

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” ~ John Burroughs A technique I often use is glazing my paintings.  If you’ve not painted, you may not know this little bit of info. Adding a medium to acrylic paint allows...
‘Nature’s Patience’

‘Nature’s Patience’

“Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Nature waits years for trees to grow. Veggie seeds you throw into your garden seem to take forever. And have you ever planted fruit trees? You can wait 3-4 years before getting any of...