Thursday, February 26, 2009


People often look at my paintings and see fire. They then express their uneasy feeling stemming from this perception. My feeling is that fire is all mighty and beautiful.

In feng shui, fire is one of the five elements that makes up our physical earthly experience. Compared to the other elements, fire is the most yang ~ the most vibrant and transforming.

Fire is the most acutely powerful of all of them!

Fire is creative.  Fire creates change.  Fire is creative change.

Fire creates earth ~ as its resulting ashes transform themselves into the physical foundation that we live on and from.

Fire reminds us that we are human ~ as men and women ~ opposite yet in need of each other ~ stimulated, awakened, empowered, enlightened ~ by our ongoing exchanging fire.

Fire is necessary to us ~ by the change that it offers us for our survival, health and happiness.

We need change, yet we are afraid of it.  It is the number one cause of stress in our society today.  Should we not believe that everything happens for a reason ~ a reason of movement forward and of growth on our path.  I believe that we need not be afraid.  Welcome fire.
Welcome change.  Embrace it when it penetrates the life that we have been offered.

The two principal motivators of humanity are love & power.  While they represent the main yet opposing desires of our world, they are also what humankind fears most.  They hold all of the possibilities, as well as the threats, justified or not, to our very basic and innate human instinct for survival ~ for security of Self ~ of our physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual selves, via love or power.  Which one?  In what balance?  
The Power of Love!  You choose.

The symbolism that exists in the defensiveness yet draw that we feel towards fire is key to understanding and therefore feeding our human spirit.  Feed your fire ~ when it is gracefully offered to you in the form of excitement, passion, pain, fright, vision.  Soothe it ~ when it is out of control.  Teach it ~ when it lacks wisdom.  Love it ~ when it hurts you. Trust in its trail blazing abilities ~ when it frightens you.  
Breathe it ~ when your heart guides you to do so.

Fire offers the most possibilities for reawakening and for the creative energy that is present in its new beginnings of change!

Tonight, light a candle.  Trust in the acute transforming strength of its flame.  Envision your dream.  Believe in your dream.  Realize your dream ~ with the strength of creative change ~ the loving power of fire within you.

PS: this painting is called Abundance!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Present Moments

The hardship is fabricated

The burden is self created

As the material is immaterial

The stress is gone in an instant

When we remain in the Present 

Moments ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Monday, February 16, 2009

Difficult Beginnings

When is Commitment difficult to devote one's Self to?

When the Object of Commitment vibrates energy ~ 
Wrong for us
New or unknown to us
Of past negative experiences
Not accepted by our peers
etc, etc, etc.

And ~
When the Object of Commitment vibrates energy 
Truly needed for our Soul's Growth.

We feel and know when we need to take ~ or not take ~ the plunge 
It is our head that often gets in the way of perceiving that feeling

Let us clean out the cluttered closet that is our head 
And Commit to what we truly need 
While letting go of what we do not

Difficult Beginnings ~ often the most valuable for our Soul's Growth.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Inner Voice


Do you feel it?
Do you hear it?

Have you listened to your inner voice today?
It's all in you.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Today is a day that is my birthday.  

Today is a day that is reflection.
Today is a day that is joy.
Today is a day that is gratefulness.

Today is a day that is growth.

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Use of Blue

As an Artist, I consider myself a Colorist.  My art is influenced by color first and foremost.  I often tell people it's like food for me.  In fact, I never create a piece by drawing the composition first, as during my creative process, the color will influence the composition.  They go hand in hand.

I love all spectrum offerings.  Yet, as you view my work, you will notice a penchant for warm (even hot!) colors.  Indeed, some are more of a challenge for me.  Some just don't easily draw my brush near it.  Such as blue.  All hues of blue.  Perhaps deep down, somewhere inside me, I feel it will put out my fire.  Perhaps it is too calming for me.  Perhaps it is just not in me.

I love blue, but it just seems to exist somewhere outside of me.  Thus, I admire it with a perplexed feeling of longing.  All of you out there who have such ease with the color blue, know that you are very fortunate.  Some of us are still wishing for its peaceful energy to bathe our soul.

Today, I will look at the blue sky and ask it to penetrate me, by making my beating heart still.

Saturday, February 7, 2009



Good morning.

Pure morning.

Bright morning.

Nothing to mourn.

Nothing but morn ~

Friday, February 6, 2009

Past ~ Present

Today is 02/06.
It's an 8 ~ almost there ~ great number
This was my BFF's birthday ~ growing up
It created many present moments ~ then

Today is 02/06.
Still an 8 ~ still getting there ~ still a great number
This is my 1st blog ~ still growing up
It creates a new present moment ~ now

Today is 02/06.
Still getting there ~ still growing up
Add in this year 2009 ~ it's a 1 ~ in the Tao ~ awesome number
It will create many present moments ~ later