Art Category

Play in progress

Watercolour, ink, pastel, pencil on paper.

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Life’s Tides Turn Loss Into Gain

Life’s tides The tides of life happen. There’s nothing to be done about it. When life’s on “ebb” – when the tide has gone out – it may seem forever. You  know life must “flow” again, but as long as it doesn’t yet do so, it’s really hard to remember this law of nature. Ebb […]

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Five Helpers to Remain Calm

“How do you manage to remain calm?” asked a colleague the other day. I have various tools for coping with what challenges me. I write about them here so you may find ideas for strengthening your ability to remain calm when challenged, too.

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A drawing a day keeps the doctor away

Professionally caring for the well-being of others, I consciously have to action caring for myself. Early this month I began a little project: for my own well-being, I make a drawing a day. I relax when I draw. For thirty minutes to an hour, I focus on shape and colour; on emptiness and space. Drawing […]

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Creativity Heals My Starving Soul

I’ve had the dream again. “I am to finish school. I am preparing for all subjects. Suddenly it dawns on me that I haven’t finished one single painting. I have to have at least twelve artworks ready. I have not even thought about painting. I have no plan, no ideas – I am to fail […]

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My Perfect Sunday

Spaciousness How can I convey the peace and quiet of a well spent Sunday to a Blog post? I need letters, words and filled space to try to share with you some kind of emptiness in and on which there are no letters and words, and where there’s only a sense of spaciousness.

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My Favourite Artist Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko is my favourite artist. I love how he was able to express so much emotion in just two or three colour fields on the canvas.

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