A Day in the Life…

This post is inspired from one of my co-workers, Jenny, who asks me questions on how I organize myself and how I start my day.  Believe me, I take my creative time very seriously.  Let me give you a quick weekly briefing:  Five days out of the week I work at University Art Center in San Jose […]

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I’m a Sore Loser

So you paint your heart out.  Blood, sweat and tears go into your masterpiece.  You feel good, you feel creative, positive energy is oozing out of your pores.  This is awesome, this is the best piece I’ve ever painted, this is a winner; this is the golden ticket! When you run a race, you’re going for […]

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Face to Face With My Comfort Zone (part 2)

Now that I’ve got the itch to get back in the classroom I signed up for another workshop: “Making Faces with Charlie Levin”. The months passed and boy was I excited!  As the weekend drew nearer I began researching Charlie’s work and chatted anyone’s ear off who’d listen about my upcoming adventure.  I had prepared extra […]

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Face to Face With My Comfort Zone (part 1)

Thanks for tuning in!    Before I jump into my own personal experience I thought I’d first build a little foundation.  I decided to break the subject of the “comfort zone” into two parts to really emphasize the importance of this phenomenon. I taught a watercolor workshop over the summer called “Kick Start Your Creativity”. It was […]

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Artistic Process: The Wedding Present

Part 2 To re-cap from my last post “So You Think You Want to Start a Painting?” – My cousin is getting married next week and for a wedding present I decided against a gravy boat and figured I would create a painting.  I am using her and her fiancé’s favorite colors (deep fuchsia and black) […]

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So you think you want to start a painting?

Part 1 My cousin is getting married later this month and smart me thought, “I’ll make her a painting!” Nothing like a personal from-the-heart gift to celebrate that once in a lifetime union to your soul mate. It’s either that or a gravy boat. So I asked her what their favorite colors are. I got […]

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Happy Birthday to “The Fearless Painter”

To be honest,  I don’t follow anyone’s blog.  Ok, that’s not true,   let’s be REALLY honest – when I decided to start my OWN blog I researched “Successful Blogging” and found someone who sounded pretty smart so I figured I’d “follow” him.  Maybe it’s the submissive stigma of “following” in lieu of “leading” and I […]

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