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Devine Inspiration

Had to pass this image along, the beauty of stained glass of old captured near the Art Institute in Chicago. Many early windows, with religious themes, designed to tell stories and inspire those who witnessed the work. So, ask the artist within: what meaning does your work have? What are you trying to communicate? It can be as simple an answer as: “I want these colors to make people feel happy”. I think if we think of our work as a way to communicate, we answer the question “why should I do this,” and we understand why our artwork matters! Enjoy!

Color Theory

These last several days have been rainy and grey. But thanks to some beautiful fresh flowers I received for my birthday, I am able to rejoice in spring and be inspired for painting! We are working with some bright oil paints this week, and I wonder how close I can get to these vibrant blooms! I will keep you posted!

Quote of the Day

For those of you who are fighting the end of winter blues (and yes, it will end), I offer this powerful reminder: Happiness is not something you postpone for the future, it is something you design for the present. Jim Rohn For those of you who do not recognize Mr. Rohn, he was an entrepreneur, author, and motivation speaker. A powerful voice in the world of inspiring leaders, we lost him in 2009, but his legacy lives on. According to his on-line biography, ( he is known as a national treasure. “A National Treasure” “For more than 40 years, Jim Rohn honed his craft like a skilled artist—helping people the world over sculpt life strategies that expanded their imagination of what is possible. Those who had the privilege of hearing him speak can attest to the elegance and common sense of his material. It is no coincidence, then, that he is still widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of our time, and thought of by many as a national treasure. He authored …