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

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. I … Continue reading Drawing – is it really necessary to the creative process?

Playing with the mood in your colors

We're going to be playing with color and mood in this post. There are warm colors and cool colors on the color wheel. When you were experimenting with your color palette did you lean more toward warm or cool?Start thinking about the mood you are in and the colors you use. We'll be exploring this … Continue reading Playing with the mood in your colors

The Process of a Watercolor Abstract

I love agates because they are little works of art. I see landscapes and abstracts in them. Here's one that really struck me as beautiful so I sketched it out on watercolor paper. I am curious how it's going to turn out! I haven't come to a conclusion to the color scheme yet. I'm still … Continue reading The Process of a Watercolor Abstract

Celebrating Favorite Things in My Art Journal

I use my art to celebrate all the things I love. I save pictures and quotes from my favorite magazines so I'm always ready to collage. I pulled out the picture of Brian Froud's fairie art and wanted to do a page around that. This page turned into celebrating favorite things. I am reading Art … Continue reading Celebrating Favorite Things in My Art Journal

I’ll Always Choose Silliness Art Journal Page

In any situation I will always choose silliness and I wanted to celebrate that in this art journal page. I tried growing up at one point in my life and that was just too depressing so now I celebrate my inner child. I love sparkly stuff and I put Swarovski crystal in most of the … Continue reading I’ll Always Choose Silliness Art Journal Page

A Haunting Self Discovery Page in Your Healing Journal

"What Haunts Me" Halloween is my favorite time of year so why not have pages in my healing journal that reflect my love of the creepy. Here's the spread for today - a haunting self discovery page in my healing journal. "What haunts me" is not about what scares me, it's about the thoughts and … Continue reading A Haunting Self Discovery Page in Your Healing Journal

Let a found word poem reflect your wisdom.

I have just started doing found word poems and it's fast becoming a favorite process (ok, everything creative is a favorite process of mine). Using random words that speak to you as you scan the page of a book can birth an interesting poem. This is particularly helpful if you don't know much about writing … Continue reading Let a found word poem reflect your wisdom.