Today is the last day of the create every day challenge. Time has flown by and I have a lot of artful experiments that helped me to grow as an artist. I have not considered myself too good at drawing, but I forced myself past my own mental blocks to explore. The mental blocks I … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Artful Experiements that helped me grow
I've decided to use my sketchbook instead of just keeping for those "special" times I want to draw. In the last few days of the challenge I have decided to make my sketchbook friendly. It's so easy to save our supplies for that "special" project or the sketchbook for the time we're better at drawing. … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challange – Making My Sketchbook Friendly
Take (at least) one day a week for self care. Where is your peace? Even though I'm leading/doing this challenge I am not going to sacrifice my peace to follow rules. I am not going to sit down to create something really time consuming if I just don't have the energy. The most important part … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – The Most Important Part is Self Care!
If I'm in my studio - there's usually some loud rock playing and the window open so I can share my groove with whoever walks by. It energizes me and I can dance while I paint (how could my day be any better than that?) I'm lucky to live in Madison Wisconsin where we have … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – What Music Moves You?
WE CREATE OUR TOMORROWS BY WHAT WE DREAM TODAY. I keep this quote in mind when I have epic fail days. Yesterday was one of those! I felt crappy, I tried several attempts at being creative which turned out crappy, and I couldn't even fall asleep when I tried to take a nap. The highlight … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – The Day of Epic Fails
What if it's one of those days that the canvas just isn't working out? I just deleted my first post because it was crap - so now what? I feel like crap and the example I was working on is shit. Do you relate? I'm going to listen to what my gut & spirit is … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – What to do if nothing is working
This is the watercolor painting I started playing with on Saturday. This cut out piece is what I have now. I wanted to make the rocks more textured and laid several more layers of paint on them. They were looking pretty good but I wasn't satisfied so I thought I'd add some black lines. This … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Is It Really a Mistake?
This week has been busier for me than usual and I didn't have as much time to create every day so I grabbed the watercolors I did last Saturday and just doodled on them. I get my creative fix in the evening when I need to do something but relax and it's easy to pick … Continue reading 30 Day Create Everyday Challenge – Fast Art for Those Who Don’t Have Time
Look out into the world, connect, and create new ideas. Yesterday I spent time with a friend that is an artist and taught art for years. I worked for her at the University Hospital in the Art and Healthcare Department she coordinated. It was great to talk art and techniques with Sarah. Filling our well … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day – Talking Art and Creating New Ideas