Cultivating a more inspired, artistic life… Below you will find six suggestions to help you along the path of inspiration, creativity, and purpose. Along with yoga, I strive to practice these intentions every day in my creative work, my personal development, and my life in general. I hope you will find them helpful and inspiring […]

Although the two things I love and practice most (Art and Yoga) don’t often intersect without intention, their special connection for me can’t be denied. I welcome their persistence, vying for my time and energy as they play so nicely off each other. A unifying  purpose often comes into focus in these two realms for […]

I planned on being on the computer today, designing patterns, attending a weekly webinar, applying for some design contests. In general spending a relaxed morning with a steamy cup of coffee, creating art in my studio.  But instead I am literally in the dark. A power outage has waylaid my studio day. The wind and […]

“Change is the only constant in life” – Heraclitus. There is no stopping the rotation of the earth. The setting and rising of the sun is therefor a constant we depend on. The passing of the hours, or the aging of our bodies can seem slow or lightening fast. But what I have learned in […]

Do you remember the 1991 movie “Fried Green Tomatoes” starring Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy? I cant believe that was over 30 years ago. Inspired by the novel by Fannie Flagg, it has always been one of my favorite meaningful movies. A story written and loved before, as a society, we shared the view that […]

I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being. Maya Angelou What do artists have to say? Are we “saying” something important with our art? Telling a story? Sharing our opinion? Making a statement? Opening a window to our soul? Maya Angelou […]

Spring in Montana doesn’t really “spring” until June…but it is in the air. In the scent of rain, the sight of tulip and daffodil bulbs blooming, the buds in the trees and the sound of birds once again out the window. Most of us here in Montana get excited anyway, even knowing that we still might have days […]

Maybe it’s the new school year; the change of seasons; new colors to enjoy; the chill in the air; chrysanthemums, or just the butternut squash soup. YUM! Maybe for you it’s cable knit sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, raking leaves or planting bulbs. But there is a quiet sense of change as time, space and place […]

Just like the rest of the world, it has now been over a year since our sleepy resort town on Flathead Lake and the Flathead Indian Reservation was changed abruptly by a pandemic. Like the rest of the nation, our community lay nearly dormant for over a year; terrorized by a virus – COVID-19. A […]

Tis the season of magic! Even in the darkest times, with questions about our very humanity riding high, humans still celebrate their most beloved holidays with love and care. I still feel a sense of magic this time of year, even in 2020, even at my age, even when I feel jaded about the future. […]

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