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Diebenkorn's Notes

Diebenkorn’s Notes

First of all I’d like to thank Carolyn Wilson for sending this photo my way on my birthday last week. You totally made my day, Carolyn! The photo was taken at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco’s 2013 Richard Diebenkorn exhibition, “Richard Diebenkorn, the Berkeley Years”. I was teaching a workshop in Santa Rosa, […]

Donna Zagotta, Everyone Has a Story

Following up on my 2017 Watchword

It’s hard to believe, but in a little over three months the year will be over! Instead of waiting until the end of the year to assess how I did with putting my 2017 watchword, Follow Through into my art practice, I thought it would be better to do it now, while there’s still time […]

Plan a Creative Escape in Myrtle Beach

Plan a Creative Escape in Myrtle Beach

                                                 A creative escape is a little time-out-of-time that you carve from your schedule to devote to running away TO your art!     Eric Maisel I have always loved Julia Cameron’s idea of scheduling “Artist Dates” as a way of nurturing your creativity and inner artist. Scheduling a “Creative Escape” is another excellent way to nurture […]

18 Strageties for Finding “That Thing That is Your Own” Part 2

This post originally appeared in October, 2009. After my post about Georgia O’Keeffe (Georgia on my Mind), where I reminisced about how she inspired me to pursue “that thing that is my own,” I thought this post and the last were the perfect follow-ups. As I mentioned in my last post, sometimes we paint the […]

18 Strategies for Finding “That Thing That is Your Own” Part 1

This post originally appeared in October, 2009. After my last post about Georgia O’Keeffe, where I reminisced about how she inspired me to pursue “that thing that is my own,” I thought this was a perfect follow-up. Sometimes we paint the way we do simply because that’s the way we were taught. We take classes […]