Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New ART Montage

This painting is of our local Methodist Church in Half Moon Bay, CA.

With the help of "One True Media.com" I have had the fun of making another short montage of my artwork. This piece includes a painting by Dalla Brown and also one by my sister, Kathleen Ryan. Enjoy Montage II below.

Tomorrow I fly to London and then on to Cornwall to paint with Judi Whitton.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Cornwall . . . HO!

Packing now for two weeks in England with a week studying with my favorite teacher, Judi Whitton.  Her work in this image shows a vibrant, spontaneous style that I admire. The workshop is being held at the lovely Crantock Bay Hotel in Cornwall.  Then on to London to spend three days browsing museum. the food courts at Harrod's and seeing some great theater.  

Monday, March 16, 2009

Parenting: the Ultimate Improvisation

When we improvise we step up to the moment with eyes wide open and with a mind/heart ready to make sense out of whateever is going on, and do something constructive.  I continue to be delighted and amazed at the applications people have been making for the maxims of improvisation.  I have heard from ministers who have used the prinicples to write a sermon, Lesbians who are using the maxims as wisdom for dating, health care workers using it to train Alzheime's caregivers, entrepreuneurs who are applying it to business challenges and most recently I've read a wonderful blog which uses improv wisdom in Parenting a teen.  Dr. Nancy L. Brown, a specialist in adolescent health has written a delightful blog on this topic. 

Or, of course parenting and grandparenting are the ultimate improvisation.  Nothing really prepares us for the surprises that children and teens bring to our lives.

I love this photo of my brother, Michael and his grandson Ryan.  It won't be too long before Ryan will be teaching his grandpa things about the computer.  

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A Bigger Voice Interview with Carol Ross

Wisdom Entrepreneurship is a wonderful idea. Carol Ross has been providing help and inspiration on her exciting blog, A Bigger Voice. She interviewed me a few weeks ago and recently posted part I of a talk with me about the origins of my book Improv Wisdom. Thanks, Carol. If you go to listen take some time to explore her blog as it is chocked full of great ideas.
Today, March 11, 2009 Carol Ross posted Part II of my interview. In this section I talk about how Improv Wisdom has been used by those coaching Alzheimer's caregivers and by a women who woke up from a coma. She discovered that all she could do was improvise! And now, Part III of my interview. Moving into action is the theme. I would like to thank Carol for her initiative in making this interview happen. Clearly SHE is one of the new "wisdom entrepreneurs." I salute you, Carol!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Art of Patricia Ryan Madson 2009

With the help of OneTrueMedia.com I have created a montage of recent art work. It is a pleasure to share this.