Art is My Constant

It’s March in Wisconsin – it’s still cold, I’m withdrawn, and I’m stuck with chronic pain from a tumor.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 helpContinue reading “Art is My Constant”

A Musical Art Journal Page

What’s the Music in Your Movie? For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness. -Reba McEntire Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen throughContinue reading “A Musical Art Journal Page”

I Am. . . Something to Consider on a Regular Basis

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 spaceContinue reading “I Am. . . Something to Consider on a Regular Basis”

The Unexpected Bumps Along the Creative Path

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”

The Artful Process – down the wonderful rabbit hole

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 andContinue reading “The Artful Process – down the wonderful rabbit hole”

The Stuckness of the Creative Process

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 withContinue reading “The Stuckness of the Creative Process”

Where a doodle will go. . .

When I sit down at my art table I don’t know where a doodle will go. I start with deciding what colors to use and a color that is unexpected. On this day it was purples, touches of hot pink, and some orange. I can’t remember where I read this but it’s true – theContinue reading “Where a doodle will go. . .”

I fall into my art and loose myself. . . .

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 needContinue reading “I fall into my art and loose myself. . . .”

What I’ve learned about drawing through doodles

Practice and experimenting – what I’ve learned about drawing through doodles is the same stuff I’d learn drawing realistic stuff. Drawing: a picture or diagram made with a pencil, pen, or crayon rather than paint. a graphic representation by lines of an object or idea. So drawing is making marks and lines without using paintContinue reading “What I’ve learned about drawing through doodles”

Drawing – is it really necessary to the creative process?

When I tell someone I’m a creative coach the majority of replies is about not being able to draw. So I am asking, drawing – is it really necessary to the creative process? My creative style and authentic voice is all about colors and textures. I don’t do realism if I can help it. IContinue reading “Drawing – is it really necessary to the creative process?”