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Here you will discover the musings behind the art. What I was thinking. How I was thinking or if I was thinking at all. 

Lose Yourself in the moment

"Live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find eternity in each moment..."        Henry David Thoreau

When the paint is wet, brushes on hand, music playing...and not sad music...the image is in my head and the only choice is to paint it. In these small moments all the inner doubts and insecurities just fade away, they have to or the work would not get done. Color, form, execution requires to let it all go. When I am actually painting I am in joy. These moments are brief and if strung together over time they fill me with happiness.

Look into what brings you these "holy" moments. It may be those times you hear your children's laughter or when you listen to someone's story without rushing to interject your own. Think the next time you are working with your hands... shaping wood, knitting, preparing a meal... and live that moment. String as many as you can together and live your days.

 detail of an unfinished painting

detail of an unfinished painting