I remember the day that I first read Robert Frost's Mending Wall. That was when I first realized that fences have at least two purposes: they can either keep critters inside a fenced area, or they might serve to keep critters outside a fenced area. Ozarks...

In mid-September, I launched an adult art class for some ladies in my new town of Harrison, Arkansas. At the beginning of their third month of classes, I already see that all of my students have flourished. This morning, one of my students posted her...

I believe that many years ago I read the words: “Trees are Rooted Men.” On the other hand, I may have simply imagined that quote. Regardless, I often see the human form within the structure of a tree, and in many of my supposedly simple...

Something interesting happened this past week. I allowed myself to put a painting in an art show that I didn't believe that anyone would like, and I was stunned when it was one of the first paintings to sell. After the sale, I remarked to...

I often say that my intuition is an integral part of my creative process, and I believe that memory is the well-spring of the intuition. For that reason, I am convinced that memory is every artist's greatest resource. For writers, the memory is certainly essential,...