Paintings Matted Originals
Inspirations

 


  • ...to the biggest inspiration in my creative endeavors - the late Dan Fogelberg - who graciously endorsed my very first website in 1998 and helped me set foot upon my path of creative heart. His integrity, his passion for creating art for art's sake, his beautiful spirit and his kindness (not to mention his awe-inspiring music and words) will be forever etched in my heart and soul. Dan will eternally be a part of every piece of art I create.
  • ... to my husband, who supports me in all avenues of creative chaos and inspired ventures. And to my two doggie muses, who "assist me" (nap) in the studio and never complain when I'm late with their dinner!
  • ... to Bill Bauman and Donna Bauman, who have helped me embrace my gifts even more fully and help others do the same.
  • ... to Dr. Darren Weissman, founder of the Lifeline Technique, who inspires me with his passion and whose teachings are an energetic part of these art pieces.

     


  • Wealthy the spirit that knows its own flight. Stealthy the hunter who slays his own fright. Blessed the traveler who journeys the length of the light. - Dan Fogelberg
  • We're all on the same path. We're just on different places along the path. - Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  • 1. Be Impeccable With Your Word
    Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

    2. Don't Take Anything Personally
    Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.

    3. Don't Make Assumptions
    Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

    4. Always Do Your Best
    Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret. - don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements
  • When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything you gave me." - Erma Bombeck
  • The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.  - Marcel Proust
  • Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.  - John Wesley
  • Music...gives wings to the mind, a soul to the universe, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, a life to everything. - Plato
  • To open deeply, as genuine spiritual life requires, we need tremendous courage and strength, a kind of warrior spirit. But the place for this warrior strength is in the heart. - Jack Kornfield, A Path with Heart
  • To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn. - Henry David Thoreau
  • Learn to watch your drama unfold while at the same time knowing you are more than your drama. - Ram Dass
  • Along the road your steps may stumble, your thoughts my start to stray. But through it all a heart held humble levels and lights your way. - Dan Fogelberg
  • My religion is very simple - my religion is kindness - His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Be the change you wish to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi
  • Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead
  • Each minute of life should be a divine quest. - Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Daring to dream what is deepest in our collective longings is what makes us most human and fully alive. - Wendy Wright, The Vigil
  • Love, yes, love your calling, for this holy and generous love will impart strength to you so as to enable you to surmount all obstacles. - St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier, Embrace the World
  • In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair. - Howard Thurman
  • At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable. - Christopher Reeve
  • Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life reveals just the opposite: that letting go is the real path to freedom. - Sogyal Rinpoche, Glimpse After Glimpse
  • Any kind of expectation creates a problem. We should accept, but not expect. Whatever comes, accept it. Whatever goes, accept it. The immediate benefit is that your mind is always peaceful. - Sri Swami Satchidananda
  • Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light. - Albert Schweitzer
  • Whatever your life's pursuit -- art, poetry, sculpture, music, whatever your occupation may be -- you can be as spiritual as clergy, always living a life of praise. - Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan
    Bowl of Saki
  • Because others cannot vibrate in your experience, they cannot affect the outcome of your experience. They can hold their opinions, but unless their opinion affects your opinion, their opinion matters not at all. A million people could be pushing against you, and it would not negatively affect you unless you push back. They are affecting what happens in their experience. They are affecting their point of attraction -- but it does not affect you unless you push against them. - Abraham
  • Be content to progress in slow steps until you have legs to run and wings with which to fly. - Padre Pio

 

 

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