Behind the Masquerade Mask: Developing Creativity in the Dark

I believe there are times when we develop creativity in the dark. By this I mean, we give ourselves permission to hide while we explore our identities. During these shadowy times, we become like children sampling what calls to our hearts. A precious spontaneity sweeps over us, and we dare to do something never attempted before. …

Depression and the Artistic Temperament

If you’re an artistic soul, then you’ve battled depression, this enemy of soul. You’ve got this light, bright side most people see and admire, and then there’s the dark place only those closest to you know you crawl into at times. Berit Grogard D.M.Sci., Ph.D.’s article, “Positives of Depression on Artistic Expression,” presents a scientific …

Seasons of the Soul Mixed Media

Seasons invites us to celebrate life's changes with confidence, knowing there truly is ...a time for every purpose under heaven. – Ecclesiastes 3:1 A woman’s face covers each quadrant of the mixed media background I created with my personal photography. Each section resonates with images reflective of a particular season in nature and of the …

The Seeker, an Acrylic Portrait

The Seeker is an acrylic portrait with penetrating eyes that search through your soul. A friend, Renee Elkins, expressed the mesmerizing effect she has on you: “Beautiful…I feel like she is looking into my heart and soul. She makes me want to always speak the truth to her…assuming she would speak to me of course!” READ THE …