Posts Tagged: inspiration

What Inspires You?

Every creative individual speaks of inspiration. We may define it in different ways, but we all seek it and welcome it when it comes. Most definitions of inspiration tell us that it is something or someone that causes us to feel

What Inspires You?

Every creative individual speaks of inspiration. We may define it in different ways, but we all seek it and welcome it when it comes. Most definitions of inspiration tell us that it is something or someone that causes us to feel

If It’s Not Fun…

I hear these words from my husband over and over. Each morning as he prepares to leave for work, we talk a bit about our plans for the day. This is when he reminds me that “if it’s not fun,

If It’s Not Fun…

I hear these words from my husband over and over. Each morning as he prepares to leave for work, we talk a bit about our plans for the day. This is when he reminds me that “if it’s not fun,

We Just Never Know

On Friday evening my husband and I attended the reception and dinner for an art show sponsored by a nearby art club. Although I’m not a member of the association, I was invited to participate. I entered three oil paintings.

We Just Never Know

On Friday evening my husband and I attended the reception and dinner for an art show sponsored by a nearby art club. Although I’m not a member of the association, I was invited to participate. I entered three oil paintings.

Looking for Inspiration?

Whenever possible, I like taking photographs and using them as references for my landscapes. Fortunately we have some beautiful, scenic parks in the area, such as nearby North Park, and our Harrisonville City Park. But, what happens when I want

Looking for Inspiration?

Whenever possible, I like taking photographs and using them as references for my landscapes. Fortunately we have some beautiful, scenic parks in the area, such as nearby North Park, and our Harrisonville City Park. But, what happens when I want

At the Albrecht-Kemper – Part 2

Today I want to share a few photos — and my thoughts — from the current exhibition on display at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph. Some of you may be aware that my sister lives in St.

At the Albrecht-Kemper – Part 2

Today I want to share a few photos — and my thoughts — from the current exhibition on display at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph. Some of you may be aware that my sister lives in St.

At the Albrecht-Kemper – Part 1

As part of my re-entry into the world of visual art, I recently spent a morning at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, Missouri — about 90 miles from where I live. (Take note. This is important.) Visiting

At the Albrecht-Kemper – Part 1

As part of my re-entry into the world of visual art, I recently spent a morning at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, Missouri — about 90 miles from where I live. (Take note. This is important.) Visiting

Re-do: Step 2

I’m still not getting a good photo of this painting, but I’m making a little progress on it. I’ve completed the tree line — for now, at least — and I am pleased with how it looks.   I’m still

Re-do: Step 2

I’m still not getting a good photo of this painting, but I’m making a little progress on it. I’ve completed the tree line — for now, at least — and I am pleased with how it looks.   I’m still

Back to the Drawing Board

Yes, I’m back to my art studies now, and it’s almost like beginning again. After nearly three months away from my easels and sketch pads, returning now is definitely an adventure. I’ve been doing a bit of sketching, but mostly

Back to the Drawing Board

Yes, I’m back to my art studies now, and it’s almost like beginning again. After nearly three months away from my easels and sketch pads, returning now is definitely an adventure. I’ve been doing a bit of sketching, but mostly

A Milestone on the Journey

As I watched my list of followers increase, I formed an ambitious hope. I wanted to have 500 followers before the blog’s first anniversary. It seemed impossible, but today — months before the celebration — I hit that milestone.

A Milestone on the Journey

As I watched my list of followers increase, I formed an ambitious hope. I wanted to have 500 followers before the blog’s first anniversary. It seemed impossible, but today — months before the celebration — I hit that milestone.

Just for the Fun of It

I do feel it’s important for me to keep painting, even when my heart might not be in it. I still need practice, and even though I might start off uninspired, I know inspiration is most apt to come while I’m at my easel, not away from it.

Just for the Fun of It

I do feel it’s important for me to keep painting, even when my heart might not be in it. I still need practice, and even though I might start off uninspired, I know inspiration is most apt to come while I’m at my easel, not away from it.