Author Archives: Holly

About Holly

Music, art and writing are my ways of expression. Thank you, God. Cooking, needlework and caring for my family, border collie, Kansa and caring for the poultry fill my days.

The Gift of being Thankful

A culture left behind? It’s been ages since I’ve posted anything. One can construe I’ve nothing to share because in the areas of art and music I now lack common sense. But, in my defense, I share a new page … Continue reading

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It’s All in the Details !

The children are back in school, my piano studio is in full swing and I’m gearing up to teach art classes in a couple of weeks. All this and in my moments of insomnia a childhood poem comes to mind. … Continue reading

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War of the Worlds

There’s more to teaching piano than a degree. Play with fingers, think on your feet, yes – but hear with your heart. Continue reading

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The Monotony of Politically Correct Art/Music

Setting out to create politically correct art and music. I’ve heard a bit more discussion about political correctness come up in the news lately. (Definitions are found at the end of this blog). The former Bruce Jenner and the “Black … Continue reading

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Where do you get your inspiration?

Just last week I had the privilege to deliver another painting. It was the traditional landscape – autumn in New England, you know, rippling brook, children playing in the brook, etc. It was nothing shockingly new, but it gave the … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Ignorance

What are five things you wish you had learned earlier in life? Everyday I am learning new things. A couple posts ago I mentioned the shortcuts some artists take that’s pretty much akin to a vocalist lip-synching at a concert. … Continue reading

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The Lighter Side of Life

After the last week and a half (or after one refrigerator repair,car repair, artistic disillusionment,  dental visit, malfunctioning air conditioner and an expired hen) it is time for healing. Thank the Lord that He gave us the gift of laughter. … Continue reading

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What IS Art?

The Artist This has been a very revealing week for me. Earlier, while reading posts to the Portrait Painters LinkedIn site, I found out some artists trace their work, then paint. I suppose it’s okay as long as the client … Continue reading

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Good and Bad Distractions

Okay! You’ve been there (I hope).  There’s been enough time passed since your last notable project you wonder if you’ll ever turn out another work of art. So, while recuperating from a minor injury,  I enjoy surfing the blogs. It … Continue reading

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Back On – finally!

An Update Just a quick, no philosophical update. I took a vacation from blogging so I could purge the computer from it’s hiccups, viruses and broken hard drives. Yes, I’m slow – but I’m an artist, not an IT guy. … Continue reading

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