Belonging

melissabluefineart.com I just finished this painting this afternoon and am pretty excited about it. This is my very first memory. It took place shortly after my mom married my step-dad, and he took us out to the redwood forest that grew behind his little cottage. I will never forget how I felt, standing before thatContinue reading “Belonging”

Blazing Stars to Racine Art Museum

http://www.zhibit.org/melissabluefineart A couple of summers ago the Blazing Stars blazed brightly at Illinois Beach State Park.  They made a spectacular show, and I’m so glad I was there to witness it.  My soul is happiest when I am able to drink deeply of the beauty I find in one special place, and it has beenContinue reading “Blazing Stars to Racine Art Museum”

Inner Truths

  This has been an interesting fall in homeschooling.  First, I want to share a quick update~  We’ve been doing exercises to make learning disabilities fall away, which is simply amazing.  Over the past several weeks I’ve watched my daughter “wake up”, and as I gradually increase the difficulty, her brain zeroes in to theContinue reading “Inner Truths”

To hell and back

I love this quote:      “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”  – Winston Churchill On the subject of being a great artist, Martha Beck has this to say: “Great artists embrace the full catastrophe of our condition and find beyond it an even deeper truth of peace, healing, and redemption.” What a strikingContinue reading “To hell and back”

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