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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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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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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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The Emotional Power of Color

There is something to be said of a Creator Who cares enough for our pleasure that He gave us the gift of our senses. They say the gift of smell has the most powerful ties to memory. Maybe. After all, … Continue reading

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How do You Know You’re Right?

Seeing art from the viewer’s eyes- So, I’m painting a seascape – rather fun. I feel my blood pressure lowering with each stroke I apply. But I know not to rely on my immediate satisfaction. Sometimes in art I will … Continue reading

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The Morab

Since I was a child I loved drawing and horses. I guess this combines the two.  In fact, the subject combines two breeds – the Arabian and Morgan, thus,  the Morab breed.  There are so many horse breeds out there … Continue reading

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Roots-part One

The Brookville Homestead My husband and I had the privilege of staying with his aunt Darlene Phelps to attend the Memorial Day service held at the Mulberry Cemetery, locally known as “The Yordy Cemetery.” That Sunday night was spent hearing … Continue reading

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