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Art Saved My Life

June 01, 2012 2 Comments

Art did save my life. Many times.

“My life” refers to the quality of my life. The quality of my experience of myself in life. Whenever I’m down, I know that often, just a doodle will do. And to paint a big painting? …. Oh WOW!

We all have challenges. Disappointments… failures… struggles… loss… Not one of us is immune. These experiences are part of the package. Some of us are born into more challenging situations than others, and some of us make choices that land us in bad places. Most of us are doing the best we can – pursuing our dreams and dealing with Murphy’s Law along the way. Things happen in the world that are beyond our control, but affect us and our loved ones. Often, our struggles are self-imposed because of what we feed our minds and bodies.

In the midst of the yuck of life, we each have the ability to bring ourselves back to balance and experience joy and peace, even if our circumstances aren’t what we want.

That’s why I say that art saved my life. Making art has always pulled me through the tough times and given me strength to persevere because

making art is meditation:
slowed breathing
intense focus
right brain fully engaged
held breath (to steady hand)
lost sense of time
deep relaxation

I met a friend of a friend the other day by the pool. I told him I’ve been meditating a lot lately. He said he doesn’t need to do that and never has. He paints.

“Yes! Of course. I could have said that.” I thought.

Well, now I am. Because it is important.

If everyone made just a little art here and there…

We would solve more problems creatively and constructively, and generally be more happy and content.

That is the value of art.

Art Saves Lifes

Short, Sweet, Collaborative Art Production

May 23, 2012 0 Comments

Until now, I don’t know if I’ve ever expressed how much I love making art with you and for you. That is why I am so excited about these brand new projects: Muse’s Dues and Multimedia Custom Art.

Both of the sessions are collaborative, fun and make for deep, rich and lasting memories.

Short art projects that yield results. Be the producer that you are and share your work!

Muse’s Dues
I will come to your home to facilitate fun and art production with you and your muse. When was the last time you gave your muse the attention that it’s due? After all, every day it gives you inspiration; enables you to see the beauty of life; helps you ponder the deep, poetic and mysterious things of life. Take a little time off with your muse and you will end with a work of art you will love and share. Visit the buy page for more information.
$100.00 for 1 hour session
$175.00 for 2 hours
$250.00 for 3 hours

Multimedia Custom Art
Schedule a one hour session for me to visit with you in your home. Share whatever inspires you in your environment and whatever you’d like to have in your home. I will take in this information in and create a beautiful multimedia work of art inspired by what inspires you. The finished piece will be any combination of collage, marker, watercolor, acrylic, ink, and pencil. Visit the workshops & studios page for more information.
$100.00 for 16″X20″

Contact me at or call me at 512-779-6556 to schedule our studio session after Monday, June 4, 2012. Please block off at least three dates and times that work for you.

My Figurative Works are on Display at Monkey Nest!

May 02, 2012 0 Comments

For the month of May,

Six of my figurative works are on display at The Money Nest Organic Coffee & Bakery here in Austin.

I am nervous/excited because this is the first time these of my works are on display and I have no idea what the reception will be. However, I do know that they go fantastic with the decor.

I could easily live in Monkey Nest Coffee. It’s beautiful; warm; has good quality furniture; a private room in the back you can reserve for meetings and such; really good music (including live music); tasty fare; and so are the teas and coffees… I could really, really live there. It’s a hoppin’ place, so that could take care of my social life, too. I could go on and on, but if you haven’t yet, you must experience it for yourself. My art on display has given you another reason.

And… it’s owned by Koros and Felora Derakhshani, two of the most fabulous, generous, beautiful people I’ve known who embody 100% service to humanity.

Thank you Monkey Nest, for this opportunity!

The Monkey Nest
Organic Coffee & Bakery
5353 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78756
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