This is one of my favorite altered book spreads. "You know that dream where you can fly? It's not a dream" and Define Yourself. Today I'm going to define what brings me energy as an artist and it isn't about making money!! Once you are declared/recognized as a person who makes art, a lot of … Continue reading Sometimes Art isn’t About Making Money
Each month in the 2016 Year of Creative Discovery there will be a theme with prompts & projects for that theme. I thought I'd give you the low down on the year so you know what's coming up. The list is incomplete for right now - I haven't got concrete ideas for Oct - Dec … Continue reading The Themes for Each Month of the 2016 Year of Creative Discovery
We've all heard, "Follow your bliss" but do you know what your bliss even is? Sometimes I ask myself, "where's my bliss?" I have found that to find my bliss I have to slow down and check in with how I feel. Pay attention to what you are doing and how it makes you feel. … Continue reading Where’s My Bliss?
This is the first mixed media painting I did used thick textures in acrylic and then adding cut out elements from a watercolor painting I did. I really liked how it turned out but I know I'm still a beginner at mixing the two mediums. I'm a beginner when it comes to knowing how to … Continue reading I’m a Beginner
It's March in Wisconsin - it's still cold, I'm withdrawn, and I'm stuck with chronic pain from a tumor. The last 8 months I've had depression slip in and grow. I'm not who I was and want to be. Why am I sharing this? To let you know what's helping me so I can help … Continue reading Art is My Constant
I AM I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do. -Helen Keller Write anything that pops into your head in the bubbles. If you need more space … Continue reading I Am. . . Something to Consider on a Regular Basis
I can never predict how a necklace or painting will turn out when I start. The artful process to me feels like I've fallen down the rabbit hole in a really good way. Sometimes it is full of experimenting and then changing directions until it feel right. When I create I follow my gut and … Continue reading The Artful Process – down the wonderful rabbit hole
We all go through "stuckness" in our lives, our creative processes, and even the project we are working on right now. I have been stuck on getting to my blog so today I just picked a page from my journal I haven't posted yet and here I am. Today I showed up and sat with … Continue reading The Stuckness of the Creative Process
Tonight another year closes and the promise of a new year is on the horizon. What will it bring? Probably more of the same unless I give myself permission instead of fighting a losing battle with another resolution. I got this idea from a blog written by Allison Marie under GloryBegin. She is a brilliant … Continue reading Give Yourself Permission instead of fighting through another resolution.
There are times that I fall into my art and loose myself in the color and lines. Hours can go by as I listen to music or a book on CD. I go there because it makes me feel whole-some. It is the prescription that I need at that point in time. If I need … Continue reading I fall into my art and loose myself. . . .