Meet “Oscar.” As is so often the case, the story of how he came into the world is both about painting and about life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What else is new, right? 😉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The theme is letting go and making space. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Art (and life) is about choosing the things that are important (or beloved) and […]

This was painted a few years ago, inspired by a friend’s visit to the Galapagos Islands and her fascination with the sea turtles she saw there. My paintings almost always come with a story or a theme. This one is about all of those times when we feel there is so much undone … and […]

💖 Magic moment alert! So I’ve been experiencing profound symptoms and for many months wasn’t feeling well enough to paint as I used to. It had always uplifted me so much over the course of the past 2 years to paint just a little at a time. What an amazing thing that all of these […]

It’s my sense that when we create from the heart and spirit, we are choosing a world of abundant possibility ❤ rather than what Benjamin Zander explains with a smile as the downward spiral of limited resources, competition and survival. Watch him playfully unlock possibility right before our eyes in a young musician… (Thanks to […]

“There once was a king who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The king looked at all the pictures. But there were only two he really liked, and he had to choose between them. One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was […]

“Live in day-tight compartments. Don’t stew about the future. Just live each day until bedtime.” – Dale Carnegie Exhuming your cares I’ll share that the whole worry thing reminds me a lot of my wonderful dad. He’s actually a bit of a worrier himself but it’s funny to notice what he did with *MY* worry. […]

Look who turned up in my painting the other day! I swear I keep going back to look at him over and over and over again cuz he just makes me smile. And that’s what it’s all about, right? I’m gonna share more here, for the sake of authenticity. I often toy with omitting this […]

Cheryl Fratto asks … “I must inquire – how do these come to you? What inspires these magnificent pieces you create?” Thank you for this beautiful question, Cheryl! It happens in one of two ways … each its own unique pathway, a special relationship between process and inspiration … Pathway One: Inspiration Sparks Process I first focus on a state […]

Layer 4: Embracing Fear Oooh, what came up for me today can best be described as a lil’ bit terrified … I awoke feeling fearful about some life issues. So I decided to come to Bloom True for some upliftment … found Flora’s instructions for the next step of our paintings … and discovered I needed to […]

Layer 1: Rising  Today I laid in bed, having such a difficult time. Suddenly I remembered that Flora gives a live SpreeCast Mondays at 1. Hey, it was 10 to 1. Hmm … Listening in as I lay there sounded like a pretty danged good idea! I put it on with this intention. Turns out, this was a […]