Are you ready for a creative stay-cation next week(6/18 - 6/25)? I will be hosting a free Facebook Live event using an altered book and the Hero's Journey every day at noon central time. As I teach at a summer art program here in Madison, I will be going live after class to bring … Continue reading Altered Book Stay-cation
Instead of words here’s a how to video for one of my favorite creative projects! You may hear me sigh several times but that’s because my words float away into the abyss sometimes when I’m talking. Heavy sigh!! Have fun trying this and the next video will be lifting the paint.
Why start a diary? I propose that it is to find the "why" in yourself. Why do I feel_________?, Why do I react like this_________? Why do I keep finding the same person to love? Why do keep hearing the same thing repeat itself in my head? and even the big one: Why am I … Continue reading Dear Diary – Why?
I had a client cancel their jewelry class with me today because of weather. That's one reason why I love winter in Wisconsin because a snow day = altered book day! I thought I'd share my process with you since you probably can't come over today and play with me. I get my coffee & … Continue reading Snow Day = Altered Book Day!
This is the second year I've made my own organizer and it has made a difference keeping things straight for me. For those that have gone through chemo, you know that chemo brain is real and unfortunately it doesn't go away. I was never the best at remembering & organizing but now if I don't … Continue reading Making Your Own Organizer for 2016
During the month of October I will have my mixed media paintings at Con Amici 126 3rd St in Baraboo Wisconsin (my home town). Here's the article from the local paper. I am very excited about having my paintings out in the public! This is the first year that I have created paintings for both … Continue reading The Healing Ability of a Creative Practice – Getting Creative with Cancer
Sometimes when I look inside I sense a whirl of different thoughts, projects, and what if's colliding with my desire for inner peace. This is when I turn to my art. I see the creative process as an active meditation which is why art is great for the over thinker. One aspect of seeing the … Continue reading Art & the Over Thinker
So this morning I found myself scraping off the water color painting I had glued onto my acrylic background painting. This is not fun but it is one of the unexpected bumps along the creative path. You never know just how your creative "baby" is going to act or respond to your style or materials. … Continue reading The Unexpected Bumps Along the Creative Path
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