About a year and a half ago, I was working full-time and feeling completely drained of energy and unhappy. My job was too much and not enough at the same time. I work for an excellent company, one that wins “best employer” every year. I have a good salary, benefits and adequate vacation time. SoContinue reading “Picking up the paddle…”
My intention for this blog was and is to write about art, my art, other inspiring creative projects. On family day this year I found myself thinking about my father and baking a cake. Cherry Pound Cake is the birthday treat I made for him for many years. Often, he said there weren’t enough cherriesContinue reading “Cherry Pound Cake”
My first large-scale flower painting in a few years 60″ x 24″. Also the first time I haven’t sketched it out obsessively ahead of time. I dragged a canvas out of storage and with a photo of some pink roses on hand, I painted this composition freestyle, using crimson shades to complement my seasonal decor.
A few years ago my parents asked me to do a painting for over their fireplace. I think it was 2010. I painted a honeysuckle flowerscape inspired by a photo that I took in the south of France. They had a landscape in mind — I hadn’t painted a landscape for years. I started a diptychContinue reading “Finally finished”
Today my web surfing led me to this project… The Happier App I love it; another reason to own an iPhone. This tool helps users capture the positive in every day and has the potential to turn “realists” into optimists. I consider myself an optimist most of the time and the idea of tracking andContinue reading “Simply brilliant”
I’m trying to build this site up a little every week in my spare time — like the shoe maker who’s kids haven’t any shoes. When you are a professional designer, illustrator, photographer etc. you are so busy working on material for clients that you often leave your own promotional material / marketing campaigns toContinue reading “catrionasplace — a work in progress”
After a brief creative hiatus, I’m back with renewed inspiration and energy. Internalizing many quotations from great leaders and thinkers…. “be the change you want to see in the world”… “keep calm and carry on” etc. has led me to the realization that indeed, “Rome wasn’t built in a day” and revitalizing my website andContinue reading “I’m ready to make a difference”