Cultivating Authenticity

It’s Week 2 of the Brené Brown e-course.The topic:  CULTIVATING AUTHENTICITYThe goal: Letting go of what people thinkSo, it’s week 2.  I really enjoyed the watercoloring last week.  It had me thinking in a whole new way.  I’m not too creative, so this was really fun and out-of-the-box for me.Brené has an intention for this week, which I will *really* work on embracing:...more

Why Am I taking the Brené Brown e-course???

…..mostly, because I’m pretty sure it’s going to be awesome.Tonight, I registered for a six-week e-course on Brené Brown’s book, The Gifts of Imperfection....more

My Paintings From a Watercolor Workshop

    This past winter I enrolled in a beginner's watercolor workshop.  The instructor had us draw and paint pictures done by famous artists: Degas, Winslow Homer, and Sargent, and I tried very hard to do a good job.  Some of the paintings were chosen to help us with buildings and objects that receded into the background, while other paintings were to help us use a dark background to bring out, or define, something white.  You can see my attempt at this when I painted the pasta makers.  Another painting I ch...more
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Full Body Art-Making

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A Thank You Letter From Emily

Dear Grandma, Mommy said I had to write you a thank you note, here goes. Thank you for buying me this red paint. ...more