"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
”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…
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
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!
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…
For Christmas, I received a mug with this image and saying on it: "The super girl cape is in the laundry. You'll just have to take my word for it." The colleague who gave it to me said she saw it and immediately thought of me. Me? A super hero? A caped crusader? A protector… Continue reading Super Girl and Other Thoughts…
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
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!
Registration for Kara Bullock's "Let's Face It 2016" course is now open. While this may be an inspirational journey for some, it will also be jam packed with education, instruction, tips and techniques for painting faces and figures. There is a line- up of incredibly talented teachers and I'm so excited to be a part… Continue reading Registration is Open!
Hello Friends! I am so excited to announce that I am going to be a part of a brand new, awesome course titled “Let’s Face It”. LET’S FACE IT is a course created and hosted by Kara Bullock from Kara Bullock Art. It is for anyone that wants to practice creating faces and portraits, but… Continue reading “Let’s Face It” 2016 is Here!!!!