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 – 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 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”

30 Day Create Every Day Challange – Water Color Learning Curve.

I’m in the middle of the process with this water color painting. This is the base for subtracting some paint and adding some more paint. I took time away from the computer this weekend and spread out my paints. I’m going to be spending time alone on the weekends now as the hunting season hasContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challange – Water Color Learning Curve.”

30 day Create Every Day – Adding Color to Doodles

Adding Color to doodles           Last night I decided to get out my colored pencils and see how some color would look. My sketchbook is all about experimenting so I wasn’t worried if I “wrecked” my doodle. I don’t use colored pencils that much so I just played. I found outContinue reading “30 day Create Every Day – Adding Color to Doodles”

30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – UUGGG no steam today.

My body is out of steam and out of energy. I don’t really know why. It seems I have one really energy filled day and then a couple where I fight to do anything productive. On a day like today gentle yoga and meditation to prioritize what I need to do. Today I will doContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – UUGGG no steam today.”

30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Doodle Love

This doodle took 4 days to complete. Little bits of time. What did I learn about me & my art practice last week creating every day is Holy F*#!ck do I love doodling! Doodle love is now my mantra. I have one Zen Doodle book and have been doodling in every notebook since I wasContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Doodle Love”