If I had a dime each time someone has told me, "I'm not creative" I would be a billionaire!! When I hear this it sounds like a challenge to me. I would love to help everyone who says they aren't creative, see that they are. It is my greatest joy to lead a group … Continue reading Not Creative? Think Personal Art not Fine Art!
“Having a vested interest in other souls unconditionally creates a ripple effect that produces miracles in the lives of those around us.” ― Molly Friedenfeld, The Book of Simple Human Truths The ripple effect is either positive or negative and you get to choose. That can be very exciting or daunting. Right now our reality … Continue reading The Ripples from our Actions
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
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 with … Continue reading The Stuckness of the Creative Process
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 - the … Continue reading Where a doodle will go. . .
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 need … Continue reading I fall into my art and loose myself. . . .
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?
The emotional side of color just hit the Gidden paint company and the meanings of colors are now in the paint section. These are new paint chips I found in the paint section and I quickly grabbed them all. Of course the information on the back relates more to how to coordinate the paint color … Continue reading The meaning of color in the paint section
We all know how important it is to find time for ourselves. The worst thing we can do is loose ourselves in the busy-ness of life. I have fallen into the mind trap of, "I don't have the time to relax - there's too much on my plate already". Sound familiar? If you have trouble … Continue reading Finding Time for Your “art” self
Finding your creative style has a lot to do with your color palette so let's start with color. Finding and owning your color palette will help you no matter what art supplies you're using. As you can see from this color wheel there are warm colors and cool colors. Are you drawn to a certain … Continue reading Let’s Start with Color!!!