Friday = Art: A Dilemma

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A painting can transform in the blink of an eye. I am capable of destroying what you see here that quickly. A few broad brush strokes and weeks of labor will be erased within seconds.

This creation of mine was painted in 2008 for the Las Vegas ArtExpo. It’s called “Moraine,” and it is large, 36″x48.” It is sitting here in my house and I am debating if I should paint over it or not. I’m kind of not feeling into this energy for inside my home anymore, but at the same time, I feel it is representative of some of my struggles in life. A moraine is what’s left after a glacier recedes. It’s a sloping pile of boulders that have been slowly grinding together for eons under the ice and snow. As I sat on the actual moraine ten years ago (the one that this painting was inspired by), I could hear the water running beneath it. An invisible river continuing to slowly transform the landscape. Some transformations are like this, long and slow and hardly noticeable. Others come quickly, in the blink of an eye. Who is to say which one is more valuable?  Continue reading

What Inspires You?

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What inspires you? What is it that gets you all excited about starting a new project or creating something in your life? Can you narrow it down to a few words? Inspiration comes from so many sources. It is all around you! If you could just open your eyes and see it, you would know that inspiration is everywhere and in every thing.

Some of you may know that I’ve been holding Creating Workshops at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission this past year. Working with the clients in addiction recovery there has been one of the most amazing and rewarding experiences of my life and I just wanted to tell you a little more about it.

Every day, the Las Vegas Rescue Mission feeds 1,000 people who are either homeless or in need. People begin to line up at the doors of the cafeteria hours before they open. Everyone who comes is fed, some only stay for a meal, but others stay to rebuild their shattered lives. There are almost 200 people Continue reading