Was in Denver for a meeting earlier this week. Took a long walk down Sixth Street. Lots of great architecture. Decided to spend a few minutes sketching this building that caught my eye. Sketch isn’t all that great, but doing it gave me the opportunity to relax and really take it in.
Sketching and painting are ways to become more present to a place. It focuses your attention. However, even then, you’re present from a visual standpoint. Are you really present? You may be more present than if you were talking on … Continue reading
There is a growing realization that it is important for our health to take a break, step away from the computer and get the body moving. Now that spring has arrived, the roses in Capitol Park are in full bloom. … Continue reading
“It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of God.” Mary Daly
“An essential portion of any artist’s labor is not creation so much as invocation.” Lewis Hyde.
Some of us, after we have mastered a creative area, and it comes easy to us (or at least easier for us than most other people), may develop a tendency to discount the value of the product of our creativity. … Continue reading
If you love iris and lilies,whether you want to grow them or paint them. There is a wonderful farm called Horton’s Iris Farm in Loomis, CA