Sami's Art has evolved from many years of varied experiences and experimentation in different forms of art.

Pumpkins, Fall Colors & Golden Retrievers

Pumpkins, Fall Colors & Golden Retrievers

Pumpkins and Fall Colors

The featured painting is one I painted after a wonderful trip to Maine in 2006. I took a marvelous creative photography course with John Paul Caponigro and the painting is from several of my photographs. John Paul Caponigro is one of the most creative visual artists working today and his classes are a wonderful journey in themselves. We started with what has become one of my favorite books, The Way of the Traveler, by Joseph Dispenza. I still go back to that book before starting any new adventures and I am using it during my travels through healing from the car accident in 2014.  It is appropriate for this blog as it has been almost a year since I posted  due to therapy and a lot of healing. But the journey is still in progress, although I am painting again, playing with my new camera, and learning new ways of doing things that were second nature to me before.

Dispenza says, ” The dream of travel announces that each of us has the power to transform our lives in a fundamental way. And it promises that if we pluck up our courage and agree to undertake the journey, the road upon which we travel will lead to self-discovery. It is no small promise. Every time we leave home and go to another place, we open up the possibility of having something wonderful happen to us.” This is true of the healing journey as well.  A wonderful group of women in my Boardroom Group with Norma Rist gave me the courage and support to start my journaling again.  I can’t wait to see where this adventure will lead!

This painting of my neighbor’s pumpkins  begged to be painted in a virtual watercolor. I posted this in the last blog I did, but thought it was worth posting again as a coming home. Enjoy! Continue Reading…