I've been busy lately, and not all of my busy-ness involved painting.... I've been practicing yoga during the last two decades, yet last September, I was presented with a wonderful opportunity for a deeper practice in the form of a yoga teacher training. For these last 6 months, the doors of the universe have opened themselves to me in fascinating ways. My life and art as benefited greatly from my studies in what is known as the 8 limbs of yoga, including daily meditation. The notes and sketches seen here were created during my classes. I am a visual learner, and therefore require imagery to stimulate my mind while processing information. Sketching helps me in many useful ways... retention of ideas, and in understanding new concepts. Yoga has sharpened my life awareness and filled a space inside me that encourages deeper truth and authenticity. Combining sketching with my yoga practice is another natural extension to my artistic life.