Grace to All – Happy Fall!

Autumn has arrived in my kitchen. Can you see the shadows and the reflections? The birth phase of care-free Spring and the youthful energy of young-adult Summer have led me to the nostalgic and “time doesn’t stand still”, Autumn. The death of winter has not yet come. Dreams are alive, just fading into colorful prismatic…

Use Your Right to Create

“Do not let your left brain outthink your right to create!” Excited by my new brush pens I attempted to “paint” a flower subject for the first time.  At first it appeared my left brain, leaning on its own experience, overthought the process by starting with an outline before filling in with color.   Quickly,…

Writers Create – Air Plants Breathe

I was where you are once, staring at a blank piece of paper or an empty screen.  If I were to be completely transparent, I would admit to still being there at times.  So I want you to know what I have discovered while examining the life of a tiny air plant. Fascination with the…

Jewels of Nature

I love jewels. Not jewels of luxurious and wealthy means, rather the magnificence presented in tiny morsels each morning in simplistic excellence and elegance. Nature’s jewels exist for me as they appear in a raindrop, a perfectly shaped bud of a flower, a molded stone discovered in a riverbed or an iridescent shell plucked from…

Painting with Words – Hope Blooms

A faint vision, a random thought, and a perplexing question all lead to the potential of a word painting. I immerse myself in the fleeting illumination as my pen-brush touches the page. As the ink begins to flow, colorful images formed in words, move the story forward. Unclear at first, yet steadily engaged, a message…