Keep your eyes on the sky


When you were the sky (where was I?) 
Watercolor, 8" x 9" 
Suzanne McDermott

Were you lucky enough to witness the annular eclipse last Sunday? Whether or not you were able to see it, you were probably somehow effected. 

For those of you who do not put stock in astrological (or even astronomical) matters, here's my logical take. Consider how the moon affects the tides, the way the sun affects the plant life that provides the air we breathe and food we eat. Then consider how we, as human beings, are made up of mostly water and are biological systems, not too unlike plants. How can the moon and sun (and planets beyond) affect the tides and other life forms on earth and not us?

Last Sunday's annular eclipse was just the start of a rare sequence of cosmological events. 

All eclipses come in pairs. Right now we're in between Sunday's annular eclipse, the lunar eclipse on June 4th, and a biggie in the sky world the transit of Venus, between June 5 and 6.

Use this time to make the most of whatever opportunities for change and development that are offered to you. If nothing is apparent, think about what changes you might want to make for yourself. Then take action. At least a step in the right direction.

This is a rare moment. Take advantage!

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Vocation


watercolor, 5 x 7 inches
matted and backed to 11 x 14 inches
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It's Never Too Late
Vocation early 15c., "spiritual calling," from L. vocationem (nom. vocatio), lit. "a calling," from vocatus "called," pp. of vocare "to call." Sense of "one's occupation or profession" is first attested 1550s. —etymonline.com
On my 40th birthday, I celebrated the release of my first CD, Souvenir, at Club Passim in Cambridge, Mass. When I turned 41, I started touring full time all across the US and Europe. It seems like a million years ago.

A couple of years earlier, I was working at MIT and rowing on the Charles before work several mornings a week. One day I realized that, if I did not perform and create professionally as a singer songwriter, I would be a very unhappy camper at the age of 65. So, I changed my life.

Since then, I've produced six more album projects, created a load of musical and visual projects, programs, courses and exhibits, designed museum exhibits, designed and built a building, and more. I always feel like I am just getting started. At the beginning of any project, it alternately feels overwhelming and completely possible. I go into new things because of an insatiable desire for learning and new experience. Anxiety, self-doubt and mistakes are natural. So is the overcoming of those things.

If you've always felt like drawing or trying your hand at watercolor, I highly recommend that you start planning to take action now. If you're reading this, you have the opportunity to work with an exceptional teacher through a unique online program. With drawing and watercolor, there's a learning curve and then there's practice. Both of these things take time, so the sooner you start, the sooner you'll see the results.

FYI: These days, it's a fact that a high percentage of artists start their careers after the age of 50. I'm just sayin'...
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The Golden Rule


Watercolor, 5 x 7


The Golden Rule is all well and good when things are sailing along smoothly, you're in a happy mood and all's right with the world. The Golden Rule is far more difficult to follow when you feel wronged, are pouty or in pain, or walking around under a gloomy cloud.

It is under the latter circumstances when The Gold Rule needs to be remembered at all costs. 





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