I’m a painter, and I love making live art. As in, while people watch. Yesterday I was hired to paint a couple’s “first dance” live at someone’s wedding reception. As guests cavorted on the dance floor, a woman approached me, astonished. She said emphatically: “I’m from Los Angeles. I’ve seen […]
We often set ourselves up for our own creative blocks. Dave Weiss hits the nail on the head once again!
The other morning my husband Dom woke up and told me something profound. We had gone out the evening before and soaked up a night of jazz in a local club. He and I had witnessed some young musicians who played their hearts out in such a compelling manner that […]
God smote me with the following phrase, plain as day, the other morning as I emerged from the VineArts studio: “IT’S NOT A HAT.” Just prior to this moment I had been murmuring to myself, befuddled, after two amazing encounters with artists. I was shaking my head and smiling, stammering […]
“And midway through class, is it okay if I take the children outside for a plein air pause?” Can’t you just hear the silence? What an enchanting way to redirect activities during an art class. Gina always makes me ponder the depths of things. My friend Gina is teaching art […]
Artistic friend, meet Pastor Mike. You’ll like him. I’ve observed that our artists gravitate to Mike Freeman just as readily as paint clings to fingers. Mike is a pastor who understands your daily struggles, listens well, asks questions about your work, delights in all beauty everywhere, and maintains constant curiosity […]
(Some details have been changed for privacy.) Today I was privileged to host Open Studio. Sometimes we get around 15 people. But this time, God sent only four. 4:00 pm Michelle came in. I first met Michelle last year. She was asleep on the floor by the church receptionist desk, […]