January 6, 2020
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To enter  the healing and adventurous space of creative work can be a daunting endeavor and also most rewarding  .  When beginning a new work I have an idea or , sometimes , a sense of direction for the particular painting rather than concrete  details in mind .  It is an exploration in color ,…

August 11, 2019
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                        In dream or was it a meditation ? The warmth of creating a feeling to invite the viewer into the painting and to feel it’s mystery . 

May 6, 2018
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    A realization that came early on in my life was that when the drive to explore was awakened  I couldn’t  sit around waiting for someone  else to  decide to join me ….or not . That would be too big of an invitation to frustration and regret . Those moments arrive like a click ….

August 13, 2017
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     when a dream is the moment for awakening where do I go ?  

April 26, 2017
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This is a story of resilience  and renewal . In the Artist’s vision the street youth are portrayed standing in their courage and perseverance  . The artist asked each subject to choose one word to describe themselves .  She then meditated on their choice combined with what she already  knew of their joys and challenges…

March 23, 2017
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The broken soul we have met and  we all know is visible . The fragile cracks lead to compassion not hate . The hurt , when embraced , dissipates . Blue for humanity in a moment  of silence  and tears . It is not what you possess and I not but respect and grace and…

February 7, 2017
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The Art that is my breath is also a mirror  . It is the work of reaching the places that are carried in quiet and of listening with  the heart . Delicately reaching out with watching eyes  and  tenderness . The steadfast  process of scraping  away fear only to reveal courage . 

July 27, 2016
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They pull me in , as if , to say  ” go inward , go to the spirit waiting to speak ” . Then pushing me back outwards so that I  will know , see and feel the connections to all living energy . These circles pay  a visit to remind me of the  lessons…

July 27, 2016
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Original works by Barbara L. Chapman at The Sunlight Cafe  , Roosevelt Way.NE , Seattle ,WA