Inspired by mother nature & father sky.
Where do you go on vacation when you live in Hawaii? This summer, we decided to experience the extreme opposite of the Hawaiian landscape: The desert of Moab and Escalante, Utah. There was even some cliff jumping in the cards for me! I felt a surge of inspiration: Nature does abstraction best.
The moment I accepted that the worst might happen - Further delays to my flight would force me to spend the night in an airport - everything changed.
We live in a society inundated with information. As a result, I believe that knowing what to learn is just as important as knowing what not to learn.
So you’ve asked me what to do/eat/stay when you come visit the Big Island of Hawaii. This is my attempt to highlight my recommendations in a catchall blog post:
Every time a comment is posted on one of my YouTube videos, I receive an email notification in my inbox. Imagine how I felt when I opened up my email one recent morning, and found that two complete strangers had said my Abstract Painting Blindfolded Video was: “VERY UGLY” and “its ugly AF”. Hurt.
Last night I couldn’t sleep. I tossed and turned many times. My mind ran unbridled with thoughts about the day ahead. It reminded me of the night before my first art show in Calgary, Alberta in 2008. At the time, I had been painting daily for less than 6 months, and I had collected a few paintings I did not know what to do with
2016 began with the decision to do something I loved versus something that made sense. Once again, life presented me with a familiar lesson: Doing what you love IS what makes sense.
For the last 2 years I had wanted to do something different. Not that I don’t already love what I do. I love being an artist! But after nearly a decade of making art and teaching Fearless Abstract Painting classes, I felt like I needed an infusion of something different.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art making process can be a vehicle for empowerment.
I am living proof.