Don’t take my demons away, because my angels may flee too. Rilke Engaging in visual articulation takes courage. Any defined imagery can threaten our self-concept. We fear being exposed, labeled, or measured. There is a need for us to preserve a certain self-image or reputation. The threat gets magnified when we paint with a quality of innocence, especially when we don’t

One late summer afternoon, I was sitting on my porch sipping tea. It was a break between intensive online process painting sessions. In the midst of my inner contemplation, I saw that my good friend the spider was a few steps away from me, doing its thing in its web. The sun was going down and the angle of light