Category Archives: Art

Be Still 52 – Looking Back

Top Row left to right: First assignment – Stillness, Backlight, Cookies & Milk Middle row L to R: Like a Painting, Like a Painting (not), Butter & Eggs Bottom row L to R: Citrus, Spoon, Breakfast With only two weeks … Continue reading

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Clearing My Mind At The Shoreline

When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm that is bewildered and confused. ~ Rainer Maria … Continue reading

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Still Life Painting Inspiration

Taken w/ 24mm @ f/10, ISO 500 @ 1 second. Applied Kim’s ‘moodswing’ preset The lesson this last week was to look to still life paintings for inspiration. My still life above was inspired by this still life painting by … Continue reading

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Friday Finds – Art Party & Signs of Fall

The above picture is of my first resin piece, made at Amy Duncan’s Art Party entitled Rendezvous with Resin. I had never been to one of Amy’s parties and I gotta tell you, it was a blast! Amy is an excellent … Continue reading

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Road Trip – Meeting Family in Middletown, CA

It’s been a tough couple of weeks but am back to continue sharing bits of our road trip with you. Thanks so much for continuing to visit the blog. I appreciate your support so much. On the last day we … Continue reading

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Art for the Table

Recently Brian & I finished a little art project and when I shared some of the work in progress, my Facebook friend Beverly Lewis Cazzell (see her fabulous photographs on her Flickr site HERE) said she would love to read … Continue reading

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The Gift of Friendship

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. ~ Herbert H. Humphry Everyone we meet will not become a good friend – a lifelong friend. We will have acquaintances, people we know only in passing, those … Continue reading

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The Creative Muse

Have you ever been in a creative slump and tried to rejuvenate your creative muse by taking a class or participating in a regular group project? How did that work out for you? Come over to Focusing On Life today … Continue reading

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Wax On!

A couple years ago Cloth, Paper, Scissors hosted a Create Retreat in Costa Mesa, CA. Many well known artists were teaching workshops there. One of those was Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, a well-known encaustic artist. Patricia was quite knowledgeable and inspiring. … Continue reading

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Meet Cindy

Cindy Patrick is a highly recognized mobile photography artist whose work has been exhibited at the Latitudes International  Photography Festival in Spain, the Los Angeles Mobile Arts Festival, and  more. She was also featured in Dan Marcolina’s Mobile Masters e-book … Continue reading

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