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How to focus on inner goals when distractions crush you

 Fist sketch in my current journal, researching with my meandering lines and experimenting with placement and color.. 2018

Fist sketch in my current journal, researching with my meandering lines and experimenting with placement and color.. 2018

I am up early writing again because I had thoughts spilling out of my head.

New ideas are building on the scaffolding of this current exhibit. They are beginning to appear in my consciousness. Focus !

Yes, I know how it feels to have my focus fractured by outside stimuli! What helps me is to relax.

In fact as I tap out these words, I am sipping a tall glass of water with fresh lime and lemon slices. Relaxing.

I also find that it is important to look at something that I love. So I surround myself with quiet, images and views that I love. Many times these are relaxing , and they also can invite critical thinking. This fuels my work.

For these reasons and more, I invite you to see my current exhibit.

The exhibit that “we” opened on Sunday at the Shelter Rock Gallery of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation is incredible! Standing in the middle of my marks made on paper and canvas I engage in conversation and thoughts generated by the images and the lookers, is both humbling and energizing!

There is a myth that artists mainly work alone.

But I have not been working alone. All of your helping hands and interested and generous artists, collectors and friends, have made this quality and amount f work displayed in this lovely venue, possible!

I am thrilled to offer this opportunity to you view this exhibit in person in Manhasset through October 23rd! Just contact me or call ‭(516) 472-2933‬ to make an appointment with Elaine to see the Gallery. If you are not able to get there and would like to view the complete “seeking refuge series” just tap this link to see it all together!

I love to hear your responses and answer your many questions about my concepts, materials and how to own your favorites to inspire you each day. Just contact me here !

I am excitedly filling my journal with my new barely formed visual ideas! Keep up with my process on Instagram and Facebook in between newsletters!