Encouragement vs Praise

When a child brings you their drawing what do you say? Every fiber of MY being wants to celebrate the lack of inhibition that a child’s art relays and I want to affirm the artist and tell them that what they’ve made is quite possibly beauty in its purest form. I want to tell the … Continue reading

muse bruise

muse bruise

I had originally written a post entitled “My Partner in Crime” 2 years ago. The following  was what I wrote: One of the greatest decisions I have ever made was to marry my best friend. My husband is incredibly supportive, patient, and talented. I respect his pursuit as an artist and am well acquainted with … Continue reading

red crayon

red crayon

Most of the work I’ve done is guarded for the sake of keeping all of the client’s information confidential. In July of 2009, my client gave me this drawing as a gift; to this day it is one of my most treasured art pieces. The artist of the image above was a precious 4 year … Continue reading

no inhibitions

no inhibitions

“Once I painted like Rembrandt, but it has taken me a lifetime to draw like children” – Pablo Picasso What if we all, just for one moment, could revert back to a child-like mindset? If we had no inhibitions, no fear of failure? What would our lives look like?

optimistic hues

optimistic hues

“The best allies against ‘ready-made production,’ against clichéd aesthetic conceptions, against becoming paralyzed in the stagnating adult world are artists and children” – Friedl Dicker-Brandeis,  1943 Back in 2004 I had the privilege of being introduced to the life and art of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis.  There was an exhibition of this Bauhaus trained artist and the work … Continue reading