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I post daily (photos of my journal pages, things that inspire me and personal bits and pieces) to inspire and encourage others. I have always believed that if I can do it, so can you.

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I've been teaching both in person and online workshops for more than twenty years. You can find out more about my classes by scrolling down along the right hand side of my blog. I strive to make classes accessible to everyone (both beginner to advanced).

I love teaching and truly believe that deep down inside everyone is an artist, capable of creating something. There is power and knowledge in the act of creating something with your own hands, made from your own heart and head.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

On the Shore

I am still processing my short visit to the Cy Twombly Gallery at the Menil Collection in Houston Texas. After driving twelve hours from El Paso, Mom and I managed to arrive at the Menil Collection at 5:57 p.m., just as the interior doors of the Rothko Chapel were being closed.

After a short plea, I was allowed a brief glimpse of the interior of the darkened chapel. I have never experienced anything like I saw or felt in that chapel for a brief moment of time. Momentous paintings in a darkened room. It is something that I will be thinking about for some time. The Rothko Chapel is truly an appropriate name.

I ran to the Twombly gallery eager to soak up every minute I had there. After promising not to take photos  (photo of Twombly by Machael Stravato at Cy Twombly Gallery in Houston in front of the gallery's largest painting, Say Goodbye, Catullus, to the Shores of Asia Minor), I made my way into the gallery. I stood as close as I could to each piece and then as far back to take all of it in. I walked the gallery twice. It was difficult to leave. I am eager to see how the visit will come out in my work. The impact a stranger can make on your life...the impact that we can make on each other if we allow it...

Next stop, Everything Scrapbook and Stamps in Lake Worth, Florida. I have not taught in Florida in many years. I am excited about the adventure there this weekend. What will be revealed...

1 comment:

Dortesjs said...

wow lovely collages, very intereting love your art