Monday, October 27, 2008

My Muse

"To be this old and have our life and hers just begin."

I was 40 years old when my daughter was born and I now see things with a whole different set of eyes and a different perspective. The joy my daughter gets from following after her daddy and wanting to paint and draw with me melts my heart. The world is new again and all is magic!

She sees the wonder and the magic. I try my best to recapture it in my daily life, but somehow it often seems just out of reach. But she has re-energized me to try and live that simple life of no limits, no what ifs, no buts. The magic is there we only need to open our eyes to it and see beyond the curtain and those limits we impose on ourselves. The simple joy of a child, caught in the moment and truly being only in that moment and nothing else!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Last Weekend

Our annual October trip to the ocean to
celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary.
(Lucky 13!)

Beautiful sunset on the beach and awesome colors everywhere.

A time to get away to refresh and energize, the mind and spirit.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Design

This is a new horse design I have recently created
and painted. My goal is to have the simple individual
shapes work together and suggest so much more than
just a picture of a horse but also the emotion, the power,
the strength, the majesty, the alertness, the vitality,
the freedom and the independence.

All of which a horse can respresent.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My Manifesto of Insignificance

Knowing that my death is certain and my time of death is uncertain…Knowing that the work I do matters and also will not last…

  • I’ll make every effort to do great work & art.

  • I’ll strive for progress not perfection.

  • I’ll love God & the people in my life.I’ll forgive those who hurt me.

  • I’ll strive to know and be known.

  • I’ll to be open to life’s adventures.

  • I’ll laugh, cry and rest when needed.

  • I’ll enjoy today and live in the moment.

I challenge you to write you own Manifesto of Insignificance about your life. For more information about this exercise and the paradox of our lives: both overwhelmingly meaningful and overwhelmingly insignificant and creating great work, go to the Box of Crayons website using the link on the left.

October 2008

The following are my 7 favorite things for the month in no particular order -
  • The baseball playoffs and world series

  • The changing colors of leaves on the trees

  • Fallen leaves crunching underfoot

  • Breast Cancer Awareness

  • Frost on the grass in the morning

  • Cold and clear, starry nighttime skies

  • My daughter in her princess dress 2 weeks before Halloween

  • Let me know yours and look for a new list every month.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

My Art

My love for animals, especially horses leads me to do a lot of
designs that revolve and evolve from the figure of the horse.
The majesty, power and beauty of the horse can truly be inspiring!

Live Deliberately!

Life is short, often to short.

We squander the precious moments we are given. Those things that come to us through no power of our own. We rush through to tomorrow or someday, without really seeing today.The beauty, the laughter, the joy and yes even the sadness.Take the time to slow down, to see the hidden. To breathe, to feel and to accept all that is freely given to us on a daily basis.

Love Another!