Music Expands Memories

Music Expands Memories Music expands memories forward and backward. How? By setting the tone to your intentions as you prepare for an event. A trip. A party. A transition. Whatever. I'll give two examples. A Birthday Party As i prepared for a large...

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Find Inspiration in France and Italy

Last year I hatched a scheme to celebrate achieving an important birthday milestone (60). I wanted to do something that would challenge me physically and embed me deep in countryside far from home where I might find inspiration. I choose France. How To...

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How To Build A Painting

When I want to 'build a painting' I follow a sort of creative recipe that I'm inventing for my new work. So, to make one of my 'charmed surrealism' paintings I use different aspects of my creative process. These pieces are built up in layer after layer of...

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Drawing with No Figures is a Challenge!

Drawing With NO Figures is a Challenge My art has deep roots in the world of whimsy and cartoons so drawing with no figures is a challenge! My hand has a natural tendency to draw an animal in this corner reaching towards another animal or flower just over there. But...

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