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clean slate

Tabula rasa means “blank slate” in Latin and originates from the Roman tabula or wax tablet used for notes, which was blanked by heating the wax and then smoothing it, to give a tabula rasa. This equates to the English term “blank slate” that refers to writing on a slate sheet in chalk.


‘closing up shop’ on Italy in the next few weeks.

I will be presenting to the public all that I have gathered about my travels to Italy where I was lucky enough to study drawing for 9 weeks.  Upon my return, I was able to publish a book on my travel discoveries, create a beautiful evocative show in October and instructed a class with creative, hard-working students in expressive landscape drawing.




Getting it done; and now begin anew.

I find a ‘clean slate’ has hidden many experiences; muscle memory and images abound from the past.

Even erasing a chalkboard still has a history of faint chalk marks and ideas.

However, just the act of ‘cleaning’ that board and stepping into the new is exciting and

I simply can’t wait to see what is almost around the corner;

stay tuned….


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