Whether plein air painting, or otherwise enjoying nature, getting out, and sometimes away, is good for the soul. Along with just the few true necessities, set out with an open mind and you will surely return with an improved outlook. Travel light, and bring back your memories as souvenirs, having looked and actually seen.Read More
I am a huge fan of Anne Lamott. Huge.
In her book, Bird by Bird, Anne offers instruction and her observations on writing: how to write, what to write, and why we write. However, In virtually every passage, you could substitute “painting” for “writing” and have an excellent survival guide for the visual artist.Read More
I am sitting on the tarmac at BWI, and I am positively giddy. I mean butterlies-in-my-stomach giddy. Until a few months ago, I worked at a busy interior design firm, not far from Baltimore, Maryland. I had spent the past few years helping a friend build the business of her dreams—a high end design studio housed in a beautiful old restored Church. However, a series of “holy crap” moments throughout the summer 0f 2017 got me thinking again about my own dreams.Read More