Plein Air Pause

“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 […]

A Most Childlike and Colorful Day

Today the VineArts gang did something awesome: With no plan in place, together we painted our roll-up garage door in front of the studio! (Well, that’s partly right…. The door isn’t actually operational, as there is insulation and drywall on the interior side; we wish it was still a functional […]

An Encouraging Word

What a fantastic idea my friend had! Our church’s most recent art exhibit was a special show by artists under 25 years old. The exhibit was called “Cultivation Generation,” the subject being the future of our faith… the newest generation of believers. During the art exhibit, a friend of mine […]

Cell Phones and Sun-Dogs

I was enjoying Open Studio in the late afternoon with several friends. Golden sunlight flooded in through the windows, saturating our art tables as we worked. I could have moved to a different table with no direct sunlight, but the glow was too lovely to leave. My cell phone rang. […]