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An Artist’s Tale

During the first year of my return to painting, I produced a piece that was absolutely amazing in my head, but the reality of what I painted was distinctly lacking in my opinion. The colors were interesting, but the image just didn’t look the way I wanted it to. My theory of how to deal… read more

Learning Differently

Everyone’s brain works differently and, as a result, we all learn differently. One good friend of mine has repeatedly tried to talk me into hiring a business/life coach. She just knows that if I would work with a trained coach they would share with me the same assignments she has received so much benefit from.… read more

The Great Plains

The Great Plains by Jean McGuire, Oil on Canvas, 20 x 24 inches ©2015 I have said many times before that picking a favorite painting is like picking your favorite child. Since I always used to try and sweet-talk my daughters into doing favors for me by telling them they were my favorite, this statement… read more


  “Don’t try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition.” – Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time I’ve told this story many times, but I decided today to tell if more completely. It’s a story of following your intuition and listening to messages. The story doesn’t have an end as… read more


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