Exhibit Over, “Old Normal” Out

“Are you relieved?? You finally finished your exhibit!”, a friend asked the day I set up. “Actually… No.” After months of relentless work, I’d finally pulled it off. But there was no “big sigh of relief”. No sense that I could kick back & take it easy, now that this massive project was over. What came instead was a very different realization, one that turned the “normal” I’d always known right on its head…

From First Steps To Full Circle

In Feb. 2016 I took the first blind, shaky, uncertain step that got me on my way. It was a total shot in the dark, & one that made for a massive breakthrough. It was my turning point, & my creative dreams have been underway ever since. It’s amazing how just one small, scary step can re-launch a long-lost dream & bring it full circle…

Job With Benefits

They trained us to seek out security & stability. But this, for me, is “the cage”. The downside to the “job with benefits” is this… Financial security can imprison. It can stifle gifts that would require guts enough to leave its comforts behind. Can’t it be OK not to know what to expect?

Magic In The Mundane

As I sit here on my couch, on this cold rainy ordinary January day, balcony door open to the chilly air, I listen to the soul-soothing symphony of rain falling, leaves rustling, & scattered thunder. And transfixed by the glow of my white porch lights against the gray, rain-filled sky, I’m reminded of the magic in the mundane. I’m also reminded of a time just 11 months ago, sitting in this same room, when I experienced the kind of magic in the stillness of an otherwise ordinary day that would change evvvvverything…

Neon Battlefield

The Resistance* is stronger when you’re hungover & lonely, I noticed yesterday.My emotions wanted to get in my way, they almost always do. They’re one of The Resistance’s foolproof weapons against us making progress towards our dreams & endeavors. Thankfully, I’m aware of this great internal enemy & all its […]