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Finding magic


 Where do you find magic?

Or… does magic find you?


When you open your arms wide to greet the day?

(these two photographs are from Dayna Davidson Collins home, Alley Art Studio)


When you sit on the ocean cliffs and watch the sunset?


When you find a new collection… 

there is always sunlight somewhere.



We found magic at this beach

introduced to us by Holly (thank you) 

… the sea glass must have been a foot deep.

(the beach is called Glass Beach and is in Fort Bragg)


And my students found magic this weekend at

Mendocino Art Center. 

You can see more photographs here

(if we are friends on Facebook!)

Magic in colors, in subtleties, in textures.


Nancy's art.

Even in the smallest details, bundles and layers.


Jan's art. 

Wrapping twigs and creating windows and doors.


Holly's art.

Making wishes…


Zann's art.

Dwelling in the possibilities.



Jamie's art.

And for me, there is magic in every garden.


And in returning to my home… 


(This inspiration board is filled with my own art, photos, images from magazines, one of my very favorite quotes and a receipt of when I sold some of my first paintings and a small sketchbook painting done by my mom…)


 I know there is magic in your world too.

Can you feel it?


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