For this Child I pray

There are times when my words seem way to big and messy for my heart expression. It's effortless to draw a picture with it's neat boundaries, limited palette and simple tools. I can finish relatively quick and sit back and look with bended emotions. Feeling a hundred feelings , surrendering to each one Without confusion.…

Sound Sensitive

a memoir It's funny the things that trigger memories. For me it was my husband snoring last night. it made me think of all the times over my lifetime that have been particularly difficult because i am sensitive to certain sounds. I feel like i always have t o defend the truth, "Its a real…

10 Life lessons from my pencil

What drawing people has taught me Lesson 1: Don’t underestimate the power of a tool. The tools I use are important in creating. Tools are extensions for peoples hands. When my hands and fingers aren't able to change an outcome, I need a tool. Tools produce change. I want to learn what the right tools…

Life Lessons from my pencil: lesson 1

What drawing people has taught me about people Lesson 1: Don’t underestimate the power of a tool. When I begin to draw a portrait I need a hard pencil,  I need to use light pressure as I am creating large foundation shapes, this is vital to a successful end product. A hard pencil actually makes…

How Will Corona Effect You?

This virus which causes us to cover our faces, and hide in our rooms seems a little bi-polar to me. It's  providing the world right now, with both the antagonist and protagonist of the story, the hero in some ways and the villain in other ways. I suppose it depends on who you speak to?…

my loudest voice

I draw because it is my loudest voice. It's the thing that draws the crowd without a sound. Its the replacement of words other people don't hear or I cannot release well. Drawing for me is powerful, it's my own decisions and mine alone that count on the blank canvas before me. I get to…