March trends towards being a strange month for me creatively. Right now there are many opportunities in my life, for which I am thankful, yet standing before so many beginnings I am almost paralyzed. Usually when I look at a fresh piece of paper or a new panel, I am excited. I have never been frightened by beginning a new painting. But turn that beginning into a life event and it is a different matter. Maybe I need to turn the life events into a work of art, and then I'll know how to jump in.

Two sites by online friends are inspiring me this morning. One by a pair of artists, Gracia + Louise and that of photographer Jennifer Causey.