Art Life Connection

Learning lessons from the art around us.

10 Lessons I Learned from RM’s Indigo – RM Lesson #1: Wildflowers and the Art of Finding Freedom in Silence

For the past three days, I’ve been caught in the middle of what I refer to as The Battle of the Two RMs. Early on the morning of December 2nd (2022), I awoke long before my normal day would begin in order to listen to the long-awaited release of Indigo, the first solo album of…

Fingerprints and Freedom

If, on the other hand, you find yourself like me, staring at a planner six days into the New Year (an all too familiar situation) looking at a week full of well-laid plans that have all gone awry, it is truly time to rethink the whole “this time I’ll get it right for sure” attitude.

Cathleen Recommends – Scott Yoo’s Now Hear This

Hello, Everyone. I am just popping in to recommend you watch the video below. Truly eye-opening. I just watched it twice, end to end. Wow. Now Hear This “Vivaldi: Something Completely Different” Please let me know what you think of it. What was your favorite moment? What did you learn that most affected you? Have…


Keeping Thyme with Mozart

With this newfound understanding, I immediately turned to Herr Mozart and his Little Serenade to energize me with its uplifting tempos and remind me of my love of adventure and all the courage it took for me to make the trip

Capturing Nature’s Art

Recently, I had the pleasure and the privilege of being able to join some friends on a scenic, meandering drive along Maine’s coast, among tiny, hidden coves, past endless acres of pasture draped over the earth like Sir Walter Raleigh’s velvet cape over a puddle, the ocean lapping against the verdant fringe. During the drive,…

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things. but their inward significance”


“Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can only describe it from the vantage point of distance.”

Charles Lindbergh

“It is very difficult to paint as light and bright as nature. It is so easy to dirty the painting. So we use pure colors, sometimes brutal in their intensity.”

Kees van Dongen, February 8, 1960 article in Life Magazine

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