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Easy Care Mandalas

October 23, 2020

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” (Shunryo Suzuki) Yesterday my husband brought home a beautiful African Spear plant. I was delighted and surprised since I’m usually the one bringing home plants. When I asked about his inspiration for the plant, he proudly showed me the attached care tag and said “it...

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  As the days stretch on during this pandemic, it is clear that most of us are now running on fumes – feeling emotionally and physically depleted. We are swamped by an accumulation of stressors. Navigating through a nebulous cloud of uncertainty. In response, perhaps you have felt increasingly numbed out. Seeking distractions from inner and outer turmoil. Scrolling endlessly...

October 7, 2020

“Listen to silence. It has much to say.” (Rumi) I’ve attempted to write numerous times since this pandemic began. Each time I sat down at the computer, my hands stilled. I grasped for a thread to weave into a narrative. I could share anecdotes, therapeutic techniques, art explorations to try, or ways to cognitively reframe this crazy time we are...

August 31, 2020

  I was introduced to this poem today. It came at exactly the right time, as things tend to do. I’ll let the poem speak for itself. I hope that it resonates with you and your heart as well.   She let go. She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of the...

September 15, 2016

If you let go a little you will have a little happiness.  If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness. If you let go completely you will be free. (Ajahn Chah)   My 3 year old son was finishing up his oatmeal this morning when I heard him say, ‘it was an accident!’ I turned...

July 12, 2016

A glimpse of my growing studio inspiration wall ‘Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.’ ~ Rumi This Rumi quote hangs to the right of the painting easel in my new studio. It’s one of my favorite quotes because it resonates on...

February 4, 2015

photo: Sara Roizen “If I stay long enough in the studio, just stay with the work even if it doesn’t feel great or seem satisfying or directional or conclusive, if I just stay to tend and garden, then my mind gradually yields control to the more automatic labor of painting, and with that comes a sweet spot in the process...

November 23, 2014