30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Artful Experiements that helped me grow

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 IContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Artful Experiements that helped me grow”

30 Day Create Every Day Challange – Making My Sketchbook Friendly

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”

30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – The Most Important Part is Self Care!

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 partContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – The Most Important Part is Self Care!”

30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – What Music Moves You?

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 haveContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – What Music Moves You?”

30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – The Day of Epic Fails

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 highlightContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – The Day of Epic Fails”

30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – What to do if nothing is working

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 isContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – What to do if nothing is working”

30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Is It Really a Mistake?

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. ThisContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Is It Really a Mistake?”

30 Day Create Everyday Challenge – Fast Art for Those Who Don’t Have Time

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 pickContinue reading “30 Day Create Everyday Challenge – Fast Art for Those Who Don’t Have Time”

30 Day Create Every Day – Talking Art and Creating New Ideas

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 wellContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day – Talking Art and Creating New Ideas”