spring cleaning

Intuitive Collage and Spring Cleaning for a Woman’s Spirit

  Spring cleaning for your Spirit! by Dr. Minette Riordan If you are anything like me you are experiencing a bit of spring fever! Spring is my favorite time of year. At the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, our minister commented that “Spring in Santa Barbara is like icing on the cake.” What a great…

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palm trees bend but don't break acrylic painting

Palm Trees Bend But Don’t Break – Acrylic Painting on Canvas

  An Acrylic Painting of Palm Trees Bending in the Wind on a Stormy Day Today I am celebrating the successful completion of my first commissioned painting of palm trees bending in the wind over a storm sky. This was one of the hardest things I have done as a newer artist still finding my…

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zentangle, zendala, zentangle inspired art

What is Zentangle?

What is Zentangle® and Zentangle-inspired art? I am a Zentangle® zealot and a Certified Zentangle© Teacher or CZT as we are affectionately called. I will “tangle” anything! I recently tangled my iPhone cover and a wooden birdhouse for the back yard. People are tangling jewelry, clothing, gourds and fabric. It’s become quite an international craze!…

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dreamcatcher, zentangle inspired art

Why It’s Never Too Late to Go After Your Creative Dreams

Why It’s Never Too Late to Go After Your Creative Dreams I had this great conversation with a colleague yesterday. We were connecting about our businesses and about creativity and she made a comment about me making “real art.” I laughed out loud. You see, I don’t consider myself a “real artist.” I have no…

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Symbolism of the Nautilus Shell – Time to Expand

Symbolism of the Nautilus Shell Is it Time to Expand? I never know what symbol might appear in my art but I trust that there is always a message I need to hear. Over the past week I worked on this painting and after completing the piece, I researched the symbolism of the nautilus shell.…

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