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Shortly after starting today’s drawing, it started to feel all “up in the air” or ungrounded. So I did my best to give it groundedness, first by adding the flower pots, and then all the things connected to the baseline near the bottom – mountains, hearts with tethers, etc. To me, it still has aContinue reading “dobedobedobedo”

What Level Are You At?

What level are you at? That’s a bit of a trick question in two ways: a. I’m talking about life, not video games, and b. I don’t think it matters nearly as much as people think. Many people are trying to get to the next level at something. Could be the next level of wealthContinue reading “What Level Are You At?”

On Ritual and a Single-Task Cup of Coffee

Several days ago, I discussed my daily plan for the “creativity journey” I’d just embarked upon. One of the processes I mentioned was “a single-task” cup of coffee. By “single-task,” I mean that it’s about focusing on just one activity at a time – drinking a cup of coffee without adding distractions. Not playing aContinue reading “On Ritual and a Single-Task Cup of Coffee”

The Stunning Beauty of Imperfection

I’ve been wanting to be more spontaneous in my drawing-to-digital art conversion since the beginning, and, as of yesterday, I think I may have gotten a lot closer. I decided to experiment with adding color to one of my recent drawings. After some initial clean up, first using techniques explained by Art Rocket, and thenContinue reading “The Stunning Beauty of Imperfection”

When You Find a Way Above the “Noise,” What Do You See?

In life, it can be easy to get caught up in the “noise.” Instead of trying to define the term, here are some recent examples from my own life: Going on Facebook and getting emotional over any negative and/or pushy posts. (Or even posting such things myself!) Getting overly concerned about the “likes” count onContinue reading “When You Find a Way Above the “Noise,” What Do You See?”

The World is a Magical Place

Last evening, I went for a walk. The end point was a beautiful lake, about 2/3 of a mile from my home. The little islands in the lake reminded me of something similar I saw while on vacation in Duparquet, Quebec, CA as a kid. That time, the island was enveloped in fog and somethingContinue reading “The World is a Magical Place”

Is it OK to Be More Positive? (aka, Can I Really Trust in the Universe?)

I sometimes listen to Abraham-Hicks. There, I’ve gone and said it. For those of you who don’t already know, Abraham is considered to be a group of spiritual beings as channeled through Esther Hicks. And yeah, that’s pretty far into the “woowoo.” One of the main themes in their teachings is the importance of learningContinue reading “Is it OK to Be More Positive? (aka, Can I Really Trust in the Universe?)”

I Believe in Law of Attraction (Maybe)

Years ago, I took a painting class at School of Visual arts, taught by the fabulous Nancy Chunn. Since it was an advanced class, the format was for each student to “do ones own thing” and then at the end, talk about our creations. At first, I was painting in oils and getting meh resultsContinue reading “I Believe in Law of Attraction (Maybe)”

I’m on a Journey – One I Can Take from the Comfort of My Couch

Yesterday, I embarked on a 40 day creativity journey. This idea was initially sparked by a podcast from Jennifer Bailey, about the importance of setting up a daily “alignment (good mood) practice,” which I’ve been doing in a very unstructured way for a while now. Then the other day, I came upon a Gabby BernsteinContinue reading “I’m on a Journey – One I Can Take from the Comfort of My Couch”