Illustrated Journal: The Thirsty Fish

Here is the text from this Illustrated Journal: I joined a writing group at the Zen Center, and our first meeting was September 24th. Gary, the man leading the group, put on this hat shortly after we arrived, and told us that we could call him “The Fool” going forward. I knew this was not…

Illustrated Journal: Morgan’s Studio

Here is the text from this Illustrated Journal Page: I attended Morgan’s open house at 222 Cabot Street, a lovely art deco building with picture windows. What a wonderful place to dream and paint. The fairy lights and lively plants made the space even more charming. I created some approximations of Morgan’s abstract paintings, though…

What is Your One Word?

I recently attended a talk by Erik Qualman where he spoke about the digital legacy that we each create online. The brief exercise he had us complete really caught my attention, and felt compelled to share it – it was about identifying our one word. One of the aspects of leaving a positive digital legacy…

The Butterfly Charmer

Agatha did not discover her love for the cello until she reached her twenties. She had always been extremely active as a young child and participated in lots of sports; the thought of slowing down to play an instrument never crossed her mind. In college, Agatha’s music theory class took a field trip to a…

Thinking About Why You Create

I recently read a book called “What’s Your Creative Type: Harness the Power of Your Creative Personality” by Meta Wagner, and the content was intriguing enough to share. The reason that Wagner wrote the book was to help artist know why they create so that they can maximize their creative potential. The most accomplished and…

Windmill Wishes

This image made me think of daydreaming, so I decided to write a Haiku poem to accompany it: Windmill Wishes Spinning windswept clouds canary yellow tulip fields vague visions of home  

My NaNoWriMo Project 2018

November is one of my favorite times of year because 1) I get to take a week off for Thanksgiving, and I use it to watch lots of T.V., read lots of books, and take lots of naps and 2) it is National Novel Writing Month. I attend meetups to write with the NaNo North…

The Dream Maker

Esme always had an affinity for birds – feathers, nests, eggs, and birdhouses in particular. Her favorite bird was a hummingbird because of its diminutive size and feisty spirit. She collected all of her avian treasures as a child in a little fort in the back yard, and old garden shed that her parents no…

The Fastest Boater

Will moves so fast that anyone watching from the shore would only see a blur when he glides by in his trusty canoe. He canoes early in the morning before others get on the lake so he can go as fast as he chooses to go. He is not interested in competitions; he just enjoys being…

Wendy Chidester: Giving Relics New Life

About a year ago, I read about Wendy Chidester’s paintings in an art magazine and found out that a gallery in Boston was showing them in person. After seeing the vibrant images in the magazine, I just had to see and experience them in person. I was not disappointed! They were even more captivating in…

Rearranging Stars

This painting was inspired by the song featured in THE GREATEST SHOWMAN called “Rewrite the Stars”. I wrote the following mini story for this painting: Rearranging the Stars  Claire woke up with the moon shining on her face. After a night of dancing, she was still dressed in her green gown. Led by the moon,…

Remembering Roses

I have started creating mini-stories and poems inspired by my paintings. Here is the poem for this painting: Remembering Roses by Cindy Adelle Richard A morning walk ripe with dew shards of light reflecting you butterflies swirling matching your pace roses shimmering caressing your face Nature’s canvas  framed just for you etched in your memory…