Dancing Paint Brushes

A great video  of a live painting session by Tali Farch to the music of one of Brubeck’s jazz standards.

It’s not so much the painting that attracted me as it was the idea of painting to music.

The total experience of getting lost in the rhythm, brush strokes, colors, mood and the energy expressed as the two paint brushes danced across the canvas. Wow!

I would love to try this process as one of my daily morning warm-up exercises.

thoughts for the day;

“Nourish your eye and spirit with inspiring things. They will bloom with your tending.” – Sark

“Art is the only proof we have of the existence of the soul.” – Author Unknown

The Cat & The Fly

Here is a little something for all you cat lovers out there.

Great Animation!

quote for the day;

“A cat’s eyes are windows enabling us to see into another world.” – Irish Legend

I’m Only a Cat

I’m only a cat,
and I stay in my place…
Up there on your chair,
on your bed or your face!

I’m only a cat,
and I don’t finick much…
I’m happy with cream
and anchovies and such!

I’m only a cat,
and we’ll get along fine…
As long as you know
I’m not yours… you’re all mine!

Author Unknown

Creative Energy

I love this guy! Great energy!

Artist Robert Bosler

thought for the day;

“Perhaps painting is a dance in even the smallest way.. that is, the brush dances if nothing else” …  – artbytv

Reflection & Deep Thought

This video was designed for reflection and deep thought. Very beautiful, imaginative and relaxing!

thought for the day;

“It’s important to be heroic, ambitious, productive, efficient, creative, and progressive, but these qualities don’t necessarily nurture the soul. The soul has different concerns, of equal value: downtime for reflection, conversation, and reverie; beauty that is captivating and pleasuring; relatedness to the environs and to people; and any animal’s rhythm of rest and activity.” – Thomas Moore

Busy Summer

Summer is always a very busy time of the year for me, and there seems to be no end to the various projects that need to be done.

So far I’ve managed to slowly whittle down a rather large to do list, but when it is so beautiful outside, it’s hard not to be distracted by Mother Nature.

Of course, I also have a stack of books next to my bedside table, patiently waiting to be read. I plan to start one real soon (like tonight) . . .  Mainly because I just can’t stand them staring at me any longer.  lol

This video is an introduction to Ashville abstract artist, Jonas Gerald. Wow! I love his energy.

thought for the day;

“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” – Confucius

Rice Paper & Leaves

Here is a fabulous collage idea using thin rice paper and leaves. Wow!

I have to try this sometime.

thought for the day;

“If you create from the heart, nearly everything works;  if from the head, almost nothing.” – Marc Chagall


Here is a video demonstration of contemplative sketch booking with Sumi ink, watercolor and collage.

A very creative and interesting video. Beautiful!

Cut Paper Portrait

Wow! I love the way the paper-cut portrait turned out.

I want to try this sometime!

How to Make a Cut-Paper Portrait by Haya Ainu

Watercolor Pencils

I felt creative today and experimented with making some watercolor Christmas cards. I already have prismacolor watercolor pencils, but would like to try Cretacolor pencils in the near future. Tomorrow is my birthday so maybe I will treat myself to a trip to the art store.

Watercolor Pencils: Cretacolor