Breaking the mold…

Boring, boring, boring…

As I picked up my white rectangular  canvas, those were the words that kept repeating in my head like a broken record that just wouldn’t stop playing.  I walked around my studio listlessly and feeling uninspired, as I sauntered out into the garden seeking for new inspiration…new freedom to break out of my self imposed confinement. I compared the rectangular canvas to my life, which felt limited and restrictive. Years of playing by the rule had left an emptiness in my soul. Finally, I had reached a point where I needed to be more daring, to take baby steps into unchartered territory.  It felt scary and daunting…to leave behind the known for the unknown, made my hand tremble. But this is what Art was all about for me… ” Life is Art, Art is Life” each inspires the other to grow and thrive.

Looking at the tree I was inspired to add some wood to my Art work. Below is one such example…( to see more of such works, please visit my site :  under “Mixed media”).

It is a reflection of my spirit as well, that is constantly seeking and searching for more from life then meets the eye.  I try to break free from the set mold and am seeking new ways to be creative and to truly be myself. Art reveals a lot about the artist, if you can understand the language that Art speaks.🙂 Below is a recent Art work that I created.IMG_6291.jpg

So, have you found the courage to break free from your mold?

What do you think of it? Please do share your comments with me.

Navasota, Navasota…where are you?

Tell anyone that you are heading out to Navasota and you can see a puzzled expression on their face…”Navasota, where?” Coming from California, most people have never heard of  Navasota, Texas. To be honest, I had never heard of Navasota, till I applied for this Art residency and got accepted!🙂 My artistic imagination just ran ahead of me…

I imagined cowboys on horsebacks galloping into sunset… a small little western town where everyone is walking around in cowboy hats! Darn it! Why is it that the reality never matches up with your imagination! So, imagine my surprise when I reached Navasota and finding no cowboys around! Alas…but the adventure of Navasota had just begun. And here in this little town I would discover beauty and the warm Texan hospitality.

Below is a picture I took on one of my evening walks around Navasota.


And in these last couple of months, I have found the time and the space to go within myself and bring out the colors of inspiration onto the canvas.

“Enchanting tree bark” Mixed media – 30″ x 48″


This particular painting was inspired by interesting tree barks that I came across in Navasota. I used molding paste to create the bark texture…

Before moving out.


Before moving out of the big house I was busy: being a chaperone for a teenagers field trips to Austin, Waco, and Houston, a professional development meeting with Larry Schuekler, and co-hosting a Closing Reception with my fellow Artist in … Continue reading

Closing Reception


We are having a Closing Reception to showcase our hard work during our time spent in the lovely Horlock Art Gallery. We have created some amazing work that we would love for everyone to see. If your in town for … Continue reading

(Still) Open House!

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Hey everyone, June went by in a blur, and July is under way!  Hard to believe how fast the time is passing.   Time is an artist’s most valuable resource, so I’m doing my best to make the days, hours, even seconds … Continue reading