adventures with a paintbrush …

One day I saw a beautiful mermaid painting hanging on the wall of my friend Lynn’s pool cottage. When I asked who did it, she said, “Me, with the help of my artist friends.”

Poof! An idea was born!

How delightful would it be to create a painting together with friends … artists, non-artists, who cares! … painting in tandem on the very same canvas, no destination in mind, just seeing where it takes us. A collaborative adventure!

THIS idea filled me with SO much joy that I absolutely HAD to do it. I called it “The Healing Power of Love.”

And the experience has turned out to be even more delicious than the EVER-so-delicious idea! What magic can we create together?

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“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 dad. He’s actually a big-time worrier himself but it’s funny to notice what he did with *MY* worry. He’d ask sorta, […]

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 […]

I’ve been feeling *so* sick lately. Not a complaint, just a noticing. As I was on the phone with Carrie talkin’ ’bout everything … crying, and laughing as we do … I remembered how good it feels for me to paint. Automatically I began getting out my bag of painting things and spreading out my fluffy […]

a collaborative art-adventure featuring hun, lynn, steph, tab and me “If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride.” —Grandma Genova I was just wishing I’d taken progress shots of this one as it evolved … cuz it was such a fascinating evolution! But y’know what they say about wishing in reverse … Sorta like shoulding […]

a collaborative art-adventure featuring pam, shawna and me “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” ― William Shakespeare So Pam asked about my theme, “The Healing Power of Love … what does that mean to you?” Unexpectedly, tears […]

a collaborative art-adventure featuring michelle, jessie lee, rochelle and me “It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. I want to know if you can see beauty even when it’s not pretty, every day, […]