Having a favorite color is like having a favorite lung.
Having a favourite colour is like having a favourite lung.
Half of the pleasure of painting and feeling the joy of the creative act is sharing it with others and the feeling of connection. It could just be the colour. But it is something that someone other than you has seen and felt. It is momentous. It is magic.
There's a saying that goes, 'The universe gives you a whisper, then a nudge, then a push and then an anvil on your head.
To return to awareness is to notice this new world with baby-eyes, and to appreciate her strangeness.
The Painter's Keys is a timeless, universal guide to lifemanship masquerading as a painting blog.
Things we do regularly become buried with habits, and we lose the ability to extract their powers to inspire.
Stretch your goals... In other words, think big and think far off.
Refreshing failures roll off the travel easel like ants from a picnic blanket.
Ideas bubble differently when we're forced to inquire about the obvious.
Every task is given equal importance - that way I can pick and choose my tasks based on the ebb and flow of my creative metabolism.
In the art game we do our own cooking.
Play is your route to mastery.
Read in order to write, but paint in order to paint.
The 'wandering studio' gathers and stores experiences, takes chances with the unfamiliar and requires a measure of self-trust. Mistakes are part of the change of scene.
These days, if you happen to be a poet you have to sing your words to get your ideas out.
A millionaire is a person who is free, who does what she loves, who has unlimited materials, her choice of tools, abundance, inspiration, freedom and an inflated sense of entitlement to have, create and get more.
Why all these years have I been agreeably turning down the stereo every time the phone rings?
Why can't we all just acknowledge that 'nature' - that is, 'sex' or 'erotic' images, which are really just 'attracters' are everywhere. Of course a flower looks like what it looks like - that's what it is - to a bee.
Learning a new thing is a shortcut to joy and informs your area of mastery.
Study the processes and methods of those who are better at it than you... there's someone who knows something you don't, who has honed a skill more than you have. Rival your rival.
I can hide as much as I want in my colours
You need to paint with enough assurance and confidence to know you can do whatever you like.
As artists, we bear the charge of signalling, guiding, communicating and inspiriting change.
Could rivalry be a productive system?
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