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Wellness, Intention, and Art

Wellness, Intention, and Art  I know winter begins in December, but I never fully notice it until January hits and all the holiday season excitement is gone and all that is left is the cold and spring seems so far away. Sometimes I welcome the calm after the storm feeling, but I also tend to resist it. We are after all a society of doers and achievers and I do love doing and achieving. But winter seems to be a time that asks us to slow down. This year I hope to fully listen to that message, as my body and mind need a good rest before another busy year begins. As a landscape painter, I draw most of my inspiration...

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Welcoming Winter & What is to Come

I have thought a lot about how to connect more to you this year. I missed so much human connection in 2020 and despite what this year brings, I hope that connection is something we can do more of! One way I hope to do that is by sharing more with you and giving you opportunities to connect to me and each other. I will be doing lots of this through Instagram and email, but also want to hear from you. Let me know now and along the way what you like to see (tutorials, etc.), how you would like to see it (video, etc.) and I will let my plan for the year evolve into what we all need!...

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Holiday Shopping Guide

Even before I decided to become a full time artist, I was a huge fan of shopping small! I would stand in line to get in to shows featuring artists and crafters and makers of all sorts. And I have to admit, I still get excited to participate in shows and meet other makers and see their lovely handiworks. Over the years I have found more than a few makers I keep going back to for amazing gifts for myself and others. And that's why I want to share a few of those with you!  Some of these makers have become my friends but none are paying me anything to include them in this list, and in order to give...

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My Top Five Feel Good at Home Tips

I know we're all looking for ways to STILL be at home right now, so I put together a few of my own favorites and please share yours in the comments below! I hope you find some feel good moments! 1) Be in the Moment  Have you ever walked a labyrinth? It looks like a maze when seen from above, but it actually has only one way in and one way out. The patterns of the circles and back and forth are dizzying when you look at it and can even feel overwhelming. Once you are in it, your path is limited and to get to the center - the destination - you must look mainly at your feet in...

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