I smiled when I created the title of this post. There are so many things I could write about because, let’s face it, August of 2020 has been bat shit crazy. The three P’s (pandemic, politics, and protest) continued through August, alarming and unabated. And here in California, we  had a freak dry thunderstorm which…

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A whimsical watercolor reminder to look up. We spend so much time looking down at our steps, our screens, our to-do lists, our piles and piles of work, that we often miss the everyday beauty of a patchwork of lives constantly unfolding around us. ❤️ Visit my shop to see this and all my art.…

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I’ve decided to do a series of photo tutorials, and this first one – a greeting card tutorial – expresses a weird and wonderful truth. Despite the isolation of our various mandatory quarantines, we are finding ways to come together. We’re checking in with each other, calling family members and friends, texting love (and memes),…

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If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you probably know that I spent February engaged in a 29-day challenge to watercolor every day. I decided to do the challenge while reading Lisa Congdon’s latest book, FIND YOUR ARTISTIC VOICE, in which Lisa talks a lot about the tension between learning-practicing-mastering skills (which usually necessitates…

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Because it is a form of self-expression, I believe that every act of creation is also an act of self-love. I can’t think of anything more basic and beautiful than our human desire to create, to make something out of nothing, or change something old into something new. Whether we’re playing music, writing a book,…

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