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In The Precious Moments…

As most of you know, I work full-time in the mental heath field helping people with mental health conditions return to work.  This can be very satisfying and can also be very frustrating when we see people get stuck out of fear and lack of confidence.  We all experience that in different aspects of our… Continue reading In The Precious Moments…

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Taking Flight

"Any time you hesitate revealing who you are, picture yourself as a bird perched on a roof, wings tucked at your sides.  To enter a relationship without opening your heart is to jump off that roof without spreading your wings." - Mark Nepo This quote from Mark Nepo resonated with me on a personal level… Continue reading Taking Flight

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Art & Fear…

”The seed of your next art work lies embedded in the imperfections of your current piece. Such imperfections (or mistakes, if you’re feeling particularly depressed about them today) are your guides -- valuable, reliable, objective, non-judgmental guides -- to matters you need to reconsider or develop further.” -- David Bayles and Ted Orland, Art and… Continue reading Art & Fear…

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A Little Whimsicality…

Just a bit of whimsy for your Monday!  The muse remains with me so I thought I'd share.  Keep your eye out because you will be seeing some of these girls in up-coming online workshops!! Cheers! Deanna

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Spring has Sprung!

After a winter filled with low energy and lack of inspiration, spring has finally sprung for me and my muse has returned!  So have my allergies!  The flowers are blooming, grass is being mowed, the hills are green and lush.  Nights are not quite warm enough for a cool drink on the front porch, but… Continue reading Spring has Sprung!

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Goals as Guidelines…

Every once in a while, I like to step back from what I'm doing, painting, creating, and just let things sit.  I like to reflect on what is it that I'm doing?  Am I painting and creating for myself?  Do I have a message to share with others through art?  If so, what is that… Continue reading Goals as Guidelines…

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Let’s Face It is Almost Here!!!

Two days left until Christmas! Eight days left until the end of the year!!!   Do you still have someone to shop for?  How about a new way to be, live, do this New Year?  Imagine a year's worth of instruction and inspiration, a community of creativity, a welcoming of new ideas, tools and techniques!… Continue reading Let’s Face It is Almost Here!!!

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Happy Wednesday!

Wow!  The days are flying by this season and it finally feels like winter here on the Central Coast with freezing temperatures, frost warnings and the beautiful layer of ice covering grasses which begin to steam as the morning sun rises.  This past weekend was celebratory for me.  I taught my first mixed media class… Continue reading Happy Wednesday!

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Celebration Amidst Struggle

There has been much discussion by social media friends lately about struggling with the creative process.  I'm right there with you.  For me, I think I may be in a growth spurt.  I'm ready to learn more technique, to slow down and take my time with the process.  Slower is faster.  I want to tell a story with… Continue reading Celebration Amidst Struggle

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Let’s Face It!

  Hi Everyone!!  Here is your daily reminder to sign up for "Let's Face It 2016" before December 1st to ensure that you get the $99 early bird special! As you may know, I'll be teaching on the figure, adding on to the beautiful face you will be creating from the beginning of this class.… Continue reading Let’s Face It!