In Synch

melissabluefineart.com Not that long ago…was it two summers ago? I watched the summer olympics and dreamt of being on a horse once again. I was quite taken with the eventing, and the fact that some of the riders were in their 50’s and beyond. “Maybe I can do that!” I thought to myself. (Hah!) ButContinue reading “In Synch”

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”

Piaffe

Temple Lipizzaner It isn’t just trees, with me. There also lurks in my heart a passion for horses, and I am fortunate enough to live near the Temple Lipizzan farm. As a child living in Brazil I saw these horses perform and it made an indelible impression on me. Many years later, when I wasContinue reading “Piaffe”

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”

Unfolding Story

In my last post I shared my latest pen and ink drawing, of Golden Alexanders.  Here, I’ve blended it with an image of a painting I did earlier.  I like how it came out, and the words came to me as I worked on it.  I’m not sure why it scanned so blue, though.  TheContinue reading “Unfolding Story”

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”

A Shift in Perception

My life is changing lately, and I’m excited to see where my journey will take me next.  Well, of course, our lives are always changing.  But now I’m learning to do it on purpose, and to conspire with the Universe.  It is much more fun. As I know many of you have also found, inspirationContinue reading “A Shift in Perception”

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”

Inspiration Everywhere…Joy to Follow

My room has become an art gallery by accident. Over time, “This is my favorite I can’t sell it ever!” paintings have landed in here, liberally seasoned with masterpieces from my kids.  Now grown, sadly, and not as likely to paint, sculpt, decorate…. but that is ok. One day I was gazing around and wasContinue reading “Inspiration Everywhere…Joy to Follow”

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