Claim Your Greatness

After the Art2Art Event for the Commisson of Cultural Affairs, a lovely woman requested a meet for tea. A writer since she was a child, she has felt stilted, unsure to claim herself as writer. Here’s a reminder; Jesus Christ CLAIMED his greatness. He didn’t pussyfoot around, saying meekly, “Gosh Golly, I think God loves me.” He proclaimed the Truth, …

Dispelling the Starving Artist Myth

Are you an artist, perhaps unconvinced you can sell your work? Here’s a wonderful resource; Cory Huff; Dispelling the Starving Artist Myth. His wisdom is helpful for working through your beliefs that you’re not good enough, don’t know what steps to take, etc… So, cheers to your Creative Freedom! And moreover, to your Financial Freedom! Hugs, Rob  

Be Careful, But Only in a Perverse Way

My contemplation today regarding painting (and life?), by Richard Diebenkorn… “Be careful, but only in a perverse way.” There is so much perversion; today I saw a baby cottontail trapped between two cars. Overwhelmed, frightened, he knew not where to turn. Then, sadly, his bright red blood spilling…, then green light ….Witnessing his crushed body twitch, I instantly cracked; cried, …

Snake Medicine; My Yogic Growl

This weekend reconnected me with Snake Medicine. As I prepared to do ritual with my sacred women, I chose a stylin’ snake print silk blouse. How very odd. For ritual? More Vogue than Yoga Weekly. Yet, I’ve learned to trust my instincts…HISS…. As I showed up with my sassy wear, my girls reminded me; “The serpent releases skin with yogic …

Passions & Possibilities Radio w/Sue Oliver

Just did a radio show with the amazing Sue Oliver, creator of the Passions & Possibilities radio show and founder of Life Sparks Coaching. Sue brings 15 years experience leading individuals and groups into greatness, within corporate America, small businesses, and non-profits. I feel honored to be chosen as a guest on her show. Passionate and committed to supporting clients …

Farmer Marathon

-Written by Chris Cade …Our beliefs truly impact our reality. Jack Canfield, featured teacher in “The Secret,” says that this is his FAVORITE story… Now I hope you’ll forgive me, but I’m about to ruin the ending for you… Yes, the farmer did win his first marathon. But here’s some things NOT mentioned in the video that you should know… …

Mark Perry & I; “A Matter of Mind” Radio

I’m honored to be a guest on Mark Perry’s radio show this weekend, May 11, 2013, called “A Matter of the Mind.” He is passionate about consciousness, and relationship. We’ll be discussing the inspiration behind my upcoming project “Spirit of Santa Fe,” to open at Casweck Galleries in Santa Fe, NM, August 9, 2013. Mark’s podcasts can be found here…. …

Spirit of Santa Fe!

Ugh! My new, temporary studio is all perfect, except I don’t have all the colors I need…I shipped an over abundance of Reds and Whites, and under abundance of every other hue! Artisan (supply store) visit again tomorrow. And then, who in Santa Fe will sit for me? Beginning a new series, “Spirit of Santa Fe!” 2-3 hour studies … …

New Santa Fe Studio

As I spend my winter in Santa Fe, my yearning to paint has been unfulfilled. This entire town is full of art and artists,  Inspiring me around every corner. Therefore, I have decided to set up a temporary studio in a tiny little space we own in order to keep painting! With only quick jaunts to the Pacific Northwest, a …

Parental Play Dates

7 Easy, Enjoyable Ways to Experience Art with your Children My first and fondest memory is lying, belly down on a cold concrete slab on a hot, summer day; our front porch in Quantico, Virginia. My mom’s rocking chair squeaked beside me as I drew cactuses, teepees, cowboys, horses. While waiting for my big sister to return from school, I spent …