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Where Does Your Inspiration Come From?

One of my all time greatest idols and hero’s is Amelia Earhart. When I’m feeling low on courage, feel the fear of change creeping in, I think of her. What strikes me most is her relaxed way. Everything about her is at ease and she exudes confidence. Each time I look at her in this photo I get inspired. Autumn is a time that also inspires me. The days are turning shorter, the air is crisp, the leaves are performing their final encore as they fall to the ground and the birds are slowly making their way south. I am running my own race, feeling the urgency to get out, creatively, what is in me that is begging to come...

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When Was The Last Time You Did Something For The First Time?

+THE ART OF MAKING FROM MEANING+   When was the last time you did something for the first time? Last fall, I truly asked myself this. And then I acted on it. I am a modern day hunter-gatherer of materials, inspiration and passion, so keeping true to my calling, I went on a quest this past year. You could say I needed refreshed eyes and time to attend to my soul on a career I loved.So, I went on the hunt…..I explored Italy, drove across the country with my Golden retriever, Emmy Lou Hairass (she wasn’t much for conversation), stopped and talked to many on art and life. From SanFrancisco to Florida, and many places in between, I racked up the miles....

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Live A Life You Love

"If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it." -John Irving This quote sits on my desk and I have probably read it every day for a long time. But it especially rang true for me in 2017. In fact, the words haunted me. Because I knew it was time. Time to let go of relationships that no longer served me, time to let go of a house that trapped me in more ways than one, time to let go of fears that were the real cause of inaction, and time to let go of being afraid of my vulnerability….”who do you think you are, what if...

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