Well..this is a wild experience to say the least.  I am a forty-something (never wrote that down before) woman with an intense interest in learning about just about everything but with my main interests being visual art, music, literature and ….now don’t be scared off by this…… medicine and psychology!  I also am the mother of two inquisitive little ones ( I wonder from whom they inherited that trait?)  So how do I roll all this into one.  Well, I am a clinician by day and a creativity dervish/artist/music lover and parent..and not necessarily in that order…. at all other times!

I decided to blog about my art experiences and the absolute blast that it is to learn about all types of art forms “as I go and do”  or incidentally as my moniker indicates!  I also wanted to explore this world of blogging because I have been intrigued by it for some time now and wanted to examine and explore the visual, literary, musical and inspirational world around me from a global perspective.  I hope you can help with this by continuing to come a have a look and letting me know who you are and what you’re about too!

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  1. Hi!! Well, I don’t know you but I have to say that I really appreciate every time you “like” my post!
    It helps me to keep doing it!! So, thank you! And I really like to see the paintings you are creating! It is all about the experiences we face everyday! Keep it up!!

    • I love your posts! Such beautiful photography and often from perspectives that are so fresh they make me take a second look at those things around me that I once perceived as mundane (boy was I wrong about that). Lovely to view and very thought provoking! Thank you for viewing my page as well. I am thrilled that you are enjoying your creative journey and can drop in and enjoy my journey with me! I hope you return to have another look….and I will keep it up! Thank you for your encouragement!

  2. I love your adventurous spirit, and the approach to your work is inspiring. Looking forward to seeing more of where it takes you. I’ve never looked back since I embarked on my own explorations, so all best wishes on your path from a fellow-journeywoman ~Fiona

    • Thanks so much for your thoughtful and kind comments. I certainly am an adventurous soul and I draw strength from each new day. I look forward to hearing more from you as you appear to be well on your own adventurous way! Your work is fantastic, I really love the use of two pages for a single work. I will have to give that a try soon. Your support on my journey of discovery is very much appreciated and welcomed as the learning will never end!

    • I started very early in January and have found the blogging experience very very rewarding. It’s great to see the work of others and learn from their experiences and it’s also so cool to receive comments from really amazing folks like yourself. Thank you for your kind comments and I am so thrilled that you are enjoying my blog..I am having a real blast with it. I am so looking forward to seeing more from you!

      • Wow! For working on it since January, your blog is really rich with content. I’m hoping mine goes nearly as well. I’m brainstorming a custom header. Maybe I’ll have it done soon. Wish me luck :)

      • Luck wished to you and your custom header! Thanks for coming by to view my blog and see what I’ve been up to. I am doing Project 365 and have been posting daily! That is why there is so much on here. I am constantly dreaming up new things to do and love to see what others are doing! I’m sure you’ll be buzzing along before you know it. I can’t wait to see what you’ve got planned for us!

    • You are so very welcome and welcome to the bloggin world…I started in Jan 2012 and have really enjoyed it….I am seeing so much art and learning so much! I am looking forward to seeing more of you!

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog. It’s a work in progress, with no real end goal, but we’ll see where it takes me. :). Life is meant for exploration, and I so look forward to learning as you do.

    • Thanks for visitng mine as well!! Mine as well, the goal is to learn more and see more artistic pursuits of all types! Thanks as well for the follow! I’ll follow you as well so we can ride that learning train together!

  4. Great Blog Lori . Some lovely work on here. Have to say my fav is the forty shades of green for St Patricks Day. Love It !!!!!!
    Keep up the great work .
    Will have to get you to do a piece inspired by martial arts ?????

    • Wow! Am so thrilled that you had a look and even more thrilled that you can comment Paul! I miss you all so much and I guess now having viewed my blog you can tell. There is a distinct Irish influence! Again, so happy that you like it!

      And regarding the martial arts piece…I’m already on it Paul! Was hoping to do something large and vector/martial arts inspired. with lots of bright colours Maybe you could hang it in the school! I have some marker works all framed up to send for you and Stella, just gotta get it in the mail!

      It is so great to hear from you! Love to you, Stella and the boys, Lori xoxo

  5. hey! i just wanted to come in and leave you a note…i’ve moved my blog over to hifrom25.wordpress.com … i hope you’ll join me there. :)

    • This is so beautiful…I am in tears having read the story of the students, their responses to their success and to your story as well. What a beautiful gift you have given them and how thoughtful of you to let us all know that we have planted a seed that will flourish beyound our imaginations! This, by far, is the most meaningful award yet! May the angels and muses be with them all and with you. Lorelei ( aka incidentallearner)

    • Thank you as well for liking my recent post and for these great comments! I am trying to provide myself with an education in art and art history so it is nice to know that it is beginning to show. Thank you. You have a great blog, can`t wait to have a good peruse through it!!! Best to you and yours, incidentallearner

  6. thank you so much for your recent attentive and generous visit to my blog – when i stumbled on yours this morning i was taken by the vitality and energy clearly infusing it – i enjoy it very much – the willingness and courage to make – inquire – make – inquire – and so on! Thank you for sharing yourself here

    • You are so very welcome. When I visit a blog, I really enjoy having a good peruse through its contents! Thank you for your thoughtful and generous comments. Your words are such an inspiration to continue on with art making and art sharing. Have a lovely evening,

  7. creativity is such a wonderful world! your desire to be in tune with all that is creative is inspiring and reminds me of my father’s maestro…his name was Sergei Bongart. A painter from Russia who deflected and came to America he was the epitome of a true artist, painter, poet, musician, actor and so much more. Sergei was a culmination of many art forms and you may see some of his paitings at http://sergeibongart.com What is so lovely about creativity is the passion and the emotion involved. Art is a physical manifestation of emotion which it is why art has such a tremendous emotional effect on individuals. I am so happy you can and posted on my little blog!!! keep creating!!!!
    kindest regards,
    vanessa

    • Creativity is so very wonderful, I agree. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments! I am humbled with your comparison between Sergai Bongart, who looks to have been a prolific artist and intellectual, his desire for attunement to all things creative and my desire for the same. His and you father’s works are an inspiration to me. You are right as well, as the art and the emotion are difficult to tease apart. Thank you for your thoughfulness, I am honoured by your comparison. I will be visiting your blog again very soon and I look forward to more discussion in our futures. My very best to you and yours, Lorelei

  8. Outstanding! Seems we have some interests in common, my friend! I’m so glad you came by my blog and introduced yourself. I’ll enjoy looking around here much further.
    Cheers,
    Kathryn

    • So thrilled that you came for a visit! I have come into contact with so many great people through this blog and have had many opportunitites to view and read so many fantastic works. I have been astounded by the talent in this world and I love the blogging community as a result. I certainly hope you did enjoy your visit and I look forward to seeing more of you in the future.

      Have a wonderful evening,

      Lorelei

    • Thanks so much and congratulations on your award. I am horribly behind on passing on awards but will do my best to get this posted!! Thanks so much C.C.!! So kind of you to think of me!

  9. Hi
    Thanks so much for following my blog!
    I had a lot of fun looking at yours. Very light-hearted and refreshing!

  10. Thanks for the “like” and follow! And, WOW!, you LOVE color, don’t you? I’m diggin’ it! :) Thanks again, and it’s good to “meet” you.

    Mike

    • You are so welcome Mike! Great to “meet” you too and yes I do love colour and use it with great exuberance! Glad you’re diggin’ it! Love your comments, thrilled you dropped by and hope to ” see” you again soon! Best, Lorelei

      • Ah… “colour”… British? I’ll be visiting in a couple weeks; New Milton, actually. First time there, and I’m REALLY looking forward to it. Thanks again, Lorelei!

  11. I’m not one to do these Award things, but there are some blog sites like yours I enjoy so much, I wanted to recognize you as others have recognized me. I know you’ve been recognized with awards, but I’m recognizing you again on my blog with the Reader Appreciation Award. Your site is definitely one of my favorites. You can view the award at http://rcnormanphoto.com/2012/06/07/thanks-for-blogger-awards. No need to follow the silly rules — it’s the recognition that’s important. — Rob

    • Thanks so much, you are so kind in passing the award on to me! I appreciate it very very much and love that you like to drop by my blog often. I’ve checked out the link and would also like to congratulate you again on all of your awards as well! You have a fantastic blog, keep up the wonderful work! Have a great evening, Lorelei

  12. Hello Hello Incidentalleaner, Thank you for stopping by my blog. I could not find a way to contact you other then here so I just thought I drop by a friendly reminder about my small art display that you have shown interest on my channel.The display will be open on July 23rd and July 24th all day. Please feel free to visit on each day or both days if you would like. The link to the display is http://breofficial.wordpress.com/ . It will open on July 23rd ( MT ). I truly am grateful for your interest and I appreciate your time. Hope to “see” you there. Thank you. God Bless

    ~Breana~

  13. Thank you for following my blog. As you can probably tell, I’m all over the place with my blog. I write and post about anything and everything that inspires me in the moment. It started out as a place to share my memories of growing up and then quickly became a very personal journal on my weight loss journey. Today my blog includes my love of the arts, photography, cooking and my journey towards a healthier me. Thanks for stopping by. Keep on painting. I’m hoping to more of the same.

    • Thanks so much!! I think our blogs are just that…..our blogs and they can morph into anything we want them to be. I love making art and took up the challenge at the start iof 2012. It is a challenge but I have met so many wonderful bloggers like yourself and the experience has been transformational!! Blog on and take care, Lorelei

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