Paint Mojo by Tracy Verdugo elayne (Koenigsberg) Kelley, Contributing Author Chapter 5 – Seeing Beauty in All Things

Confucius said, “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Why then do some people see beauty in every person and in every situation and others don’t. “Seeing” beauty is not just a matter of using our eyes. It’s also a practice of living with our heart wide open. It is my belief what we […]

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Liberated From Fashion – Somerset Studios, July/August 2010

The challenge to create a fashion inspired mixed-media art piece celebrating the love of style motivated me to take action. I had recently taken a series of photographs of two stunningly beautiful friends in the art park I manage. The backdrop of industrial buildings, rusted and patinaed over time, was the perfect canvas for this […]

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Finding Our Creative Voice – Somerset Studios January/February 2015

Many of us begin our creative journey with trepidation and uncertainty. We think other people are creative but harshly judge our abilities. Slowly we begin to get our sea legs although we know we haven’t quite found our unique artistic voice. Our creative exploration is a continually unfolding journey. We walk an enticing labyrinth of […]

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The Gift of Memories – Somerset Studios, November/December 2011

As the decades of my life unfold time seems to accelerate. Pursuits that took prominence in my twenties and thirties don’t have the same relevance. Big dreams…like buying a home, having children or owning art galleries…have come true. Dreams and goals are still my guiding light, but they aren’t screaming with the same urgency. The […]

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