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Inverness, CA   Shelley@shelleyrugg.com  (415) 250-4121

 

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September 12, 2018

Tree Bird Sky Peace, Shelley Rugg, 2018, acrylic on wood box, detail view

So much to be learned in this life, if we are able and willing to be open to the learning.

Learning can feel hard. That is why so many of us are resistant to it. Yet with learning comes an expanded...

July 28, 2018

 Ah...moving. And the challenge of trying to fit square pegs into round holes!

I suppose it is an apt metaphor for my life in transition. Transition from caregiver to free spirit. What once was a perfect fit has made way for a new way of being.

That said, what I am reall...

May 21, 2018

I am a portrait artist. I have been interested in drawing faces and people ever since I could hold a pencil. Although I love making portraits, it can sometimes feel like it somehow isn't enough to capture the images of people in my world when so much of the world seems...

April 22, 2018

When someone you live with dies, your life changes dramatically. No doubt there are the tears that well up when you least expect it. There's the love that was aimed repeatedly and directly at you on a daily basis that is now a memory to cherish. And there is relief...

F...

March 20, 2018

My painting, "I Survived: Zeitgeist of Youth", addresses what I see as the coming of age of young people, in which their eyes are opened to the reality of an un-just country. They discover that the consumerist bubble that they have been reared in is wholly corrupt, and...