A New Canvas

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  Emerging from grief and rediscovering life is a transforming experience. It is deliberate. A purposeful grasping for rays of light and color instead of lounging in the comfort of shadows and darkness. It is an exercise in faith and hope and it profoundly reaffirms that life is meant to be lived, not mourned.  

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Canvas of grief Who can interpret Love and loss Pain and peace Comfort and craving Guilt and grace Not chosen Forced and complex against darkness Light lost to heavy haze Eerie stills and haunting shadows Strokes of heart and hope Unveil

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Turning Negatives Into Positives!

it seems like there are people who can turn positives into negatives. please help me be the one who can find a way to turn negatives into positives.

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Waves

There will be waves of good and waves of bad, unfortunately we have to ride them both. It’s not up to us to choose the waves but rather how we ride them.

Build Something

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Building…we’ve been building things since we were toddlers. It started with blocks and then sand castles and forts and whatever else our imagination urged us to construct. Did we stop building? What are we building now?

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Giallo “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”- Albert Einstein

Life is the one true cliff hanger…

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Wide Open

There is something very humbling and vulnerable about hanging something that you’ve made up on the wall for everyone to see. Sharing it with others transforms it from something that you created and love into something that can now be judged. It’s suddenly wide open to other’s opinions and judgement. What will other’s think? Will they like it, will they hate it? How could they possibly understand where it’s coming from? The emotion involved in it’s creation? Life is art. It requires a humble vulnerabity to share the canvases of our life.

Make The Best Out Of It

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Tori decided to ‘help me with my picture’ when I was about half way done with this one. Oh no! Now what? It no longer looked anything like what I had planned on it looking like.

This unintentional collaboration was a lesson in Life and Art. Things in our life don’t always go as planned but we can still try to make the best of it!

The Art of Learning from Contrasts

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My recent obsession with black and white artwork has been a lesson in learning from contrasts. I could write for days about what that has actually meant to me but for the purpose of highlighting artwork I will simply say that…. white would not look as white if you hadn’t seen the dark.

Red

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This is my dad’s favorite piece. He likes the red and says that it reminds him that it’s okay to stand out and be different. There is a certain beauty to be found in standing up and therefore standing out for something that you truly believe in. Dare to believe in something enough to be beautiful. “Through red the human spirit finds release for its more impassioned emotions.” – Faber Birren

Transition

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Definitions of transition:
  • passage: the act of passing from one state or place to the next
  • a change from one place or state or subject or stage to another
  • cause to convert or undergo a transition
  • the process called transitioning is one of the most important aspects of change as it allows for advance in position
I was given this canvas as a gift, I was very thankful for the gift but I was also very intimidated. The canvas is almost as tall as I am—I didn’t know how tackle a project of that size…  Isn’t that a lot like life? Sometimes we are given BIG things to work on or work through. We go from being intimidated to being determined, it might be big—but it’s not bigger than us. We move from one stage to another, passing from one state to the next to allow for advancement.  The process of working through those times and transition are much like the color and texture transitions of this piece.

What Is A Doodle?

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What was once hanging out and doodling with the kids has turned into a bit of an addiction for me. Give me a Sharpie pen and paper and I can actually sit still for more than five minutes at a time. Each doodle is different. It’s hard to take doodling too seriously so there’s no pressure–it’s more about play.

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Giallo

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”- Albert Einstein
Life is the one true cliff hanger…

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Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

My first ‘doodle’ project. Black Sharpie on metallic silver painted canvas.

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Line Of Sight

Like art, life can look drastically different depending on how we look at it…

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Recent Comments

Picco

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Very nice! Now the question is- How can we get these creations in our own homes or offices? Are you offering them for sale?

Robin

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Wow you have done a great job on these pics. I think this is my fav. Love you girl. Keep up the good work.

Nate

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Beautiful art MK!.. So true. Each day we’er given palette of colors to use. Some days we may only have one or two colors to choose from others the whole rainbow, but its up to us to decide how to apply them on the canvas. Every piece we make is added to a mosiac that makes up the unique individual we are, each piece continuing to influence the over all theme. What does our mosiac say about us? Your art is a perfect example of how even one color can be used to create something amazing.

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