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 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. . . .”

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?”

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 thisContinue reading “Playing with the mood in your colors”

Let’s Start with Color!!!

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 certainContinue reading “Let’s Start with Color!!!”

What Exactly is an Art Journal or Visual Journal?

Put simply – an art journal is a visual diary. It is a safe place. It’s an experimental laboratory. It combines written words (journaling) and art making so you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself.

Why Making Art is Important to “Finding Yourself”

Society: Be Yourself Society: Not That Way So how do we find a way to express ourselves that is safe, nurturing, and authentic? I propose it’s through an art journal. Creative expression comes from a place within you that may know you better than you know yourself. This is why making art is important toContinue reading “Why Making Art is Important to “Finding Yourself””