Express a new color.  Because all colors go together.


Endless creation

A wheel of many colors

Joy of Expression.


The framework of life

Faces of every color

Together blending.


Let the thinking rest

Do something new every day

Choose a new color.


When I begin to paint a doodle, I always encounter the question, “With what color should I begin?”  And I always the know the answer.  It doesn’t matter what color I choose because all colors go together.

Sometimes I like to close my eyes and make blind selections.  Usually I am not happy with the color.  (Because I really wanted a different color!)  But, I always stick to the choice.  And I am always happy and surprised with my outcome.  Because one color choice leads to the next color choice, which leads to the next color choice.  I can either go dark or light.  Monotone or high contrast.  Or splashes!

Because all colors go together.

Look at the science.   When seeing a rainbow, or the spectral designs from a prism, we see all of the colors.   Remember, ROYGBIV? (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.)  All of the colors contained in white light.  Different wave lengths.  Vibrations.  The light that surrounds us all.

We awaken every day to the sun’s white light.  We have an infinite number of color choices.  Each day we create.  We  choose.  Pure colors are changed into shades and tints by adding white or black.  We mix complementary colors.  We are the artist. We create our day. We make the choice.

Like my blind-choice for color, we may not always be initially happy with the first selection, but we always have a choice of the next color.  Light or dark.  Pure or muddy.

Because all colors go together.

What is your color for today?






Allow the line and your life to emerge with a slow pen.

2MA Emerge 2

Beauty in contrast

Evening into morning light

Starlights of color.


Ornamental Glass

Blown from molten silica

Flash of prism’s light.


Drawing a new line

To emerge without effort

Allow the color.

Glass is a fluid.  Stained glass windows, centuries old, are thicker at the base.  The glass, ever so slowly, flows.  When we take the time to slow our minds and lives,  a strong base of color and light will emerge.

I love to doodle.  I love to paint.  I love to write.  I am fascinated by using them all together to create one.

My doodling began when I was teaching watercolor painting on cruise ships.  I had quite a bit of extra time.  I wanted to draw without the expectation for  successful renderings.  So I doodled.  Made many (many!) random abstracts.  I always started with a circle.

I began to paint  doodles.  I soon realized that my brain always wanted to find a picture and a story.  I decided to write Haiku for each.  Within each Haiku I have included thoughts on Art, Life, and The Artistry of Life.

Please join me as I share.