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SPRING THAWED MY PAIN

Seasonal change has inspired many songs and paintings for me. This past fall held many challenges for me and I honestly felt like my last blog post was a downer. But my song title of “Autumn Hope” perfectly described my beautiful catharsis. As the smell of blossoms surround me this spring, I’m grateful for so much in my life. Continue reading

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AUTUMN HOPE

I was elated when I heard a new song forming. Exquisite guitar passages enveloped me and my heart swelled with joy. Just when I needed something to pull me through, this new music appeared! Continue reading

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CAN I KEEP THEM FOREVER?

When I found healing decades later, I was able to embrace my sad memories and discover insights from them. Continue reading

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LEMON TREE

My story about the overgrown lemon tree in my backyard does not carry a song. It does, however, accompany a painting that I finished last week. Continue reading

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IT’S NO SECRET ANYMORE

I see great value in what I am doing with my life and where I am going. I am unapologetic. I believe I am the richest woman in the world!
There is a wonderful line in one of my songs. It is, “I go to places that heal me.” That is what my life is about; I heal myself and hope to heal other people, too. Continue reading

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MY TEACHER AND INSPIRATION IN MY LIFE

With only a fair mastery of watercolors, I enrolled in my first illustration class. I was blown away that the instructor was quite an established illustrator. She was an editorial artist, and almost every Sunday I would see her drawings in the Los Angeles Times editorial section. Her name was Nancy Ohanian. Continue reading

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ILLUSTRATING MY LIFE LESSONS THROUGH ART

If all colors are brilliant, nothing stands out. The brilliance is only possible through having the depth and richness of colors that have been mixed into subtle, dull variations. The same thing applies to contrast. The brilliance is only possible through having the depth and richness of darks and lights!

In life, we cannot have everything purely colorful or purely bright either. It is the contrast and the dullness that allows for appreciation of sparkling beauty; it allows for it to be emphasized!
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