Golden Artists – working with seniors

, I have had the pleasure of working with senior adults in several venues over the past few months and I have really come to treasure my time with them. I will admit that sometimes it’s like herding cats because getting everyone to follow directions is a challenge but that makes my experience precious. SomeContinue reading “Golden Artists – working with seniors”

Art Journal – in beads

The caption on the watch face reads “look within” to remind myself I have the answers inside if I just quite my mind. This is an art journal page that I can wear and be transparent to those who see it. My message is to look within, find your authentic creative self, and sing withContinue reading “Art Journal – in beads”

Descision Making and Chillin’ Out

Last week I was advised by my Reki healer to disconnect from being my business 24/7 before I lost myself and needed even more time off. Over the weekend I did a painting just for fun. Even though I am an artist and creative coach, doing a painting without any intent was a perfect wayContinue reading “Descision Making and Chillin’ Out”

Use a theme to get creative with your photos

Use a theme or a subject when you go out with your camera as this will make it easier to focus your attention & lens. The pictures above are vegetation (obviously) but to emphasize the textures and designs, I took them in black & white. Themes: textures, shadows, the garden, or interesting designs in natureContinue reading “Use a theme to get creative with your photos”

Monday’s Creative Photo Tip

Good Monday Morning! Did you get your phone or camera out over the weekend? If you did, post your photos on my site and include your tips for great photos. The photo tip for today – get different angles of your subject. I got out my inexpensive Kodak digital camera and went to Olbrich GardensContinue reading “Monday’s Creative Photo Tip”

Use Instagram for Sparking Your Creativity

What do you use Instagram for? Have you thought about using it to catalog images that get your creative juices flowing? I was at the Art Fair on the Square in Madison Wisconsin last weekend and I took a couple of pictures so I could remember aspects about the artist’s work that really sparked myContinue reading “Use Instagram for Sparking Your Creativity”

Why You Might Think You’re Not Creative

Why aren’t you creative? Check your thoughts. I work with people in places where they don’t think – oohh I’m going to do art today. At a local hospital and am at several adult day centers. When I approach people, the majority of comments are quick and consist of, “I’m not creative because: I can’tContinue reading “Why You Might Think You’re Not Creative”

Mistakes & Perfection in Life & Creativity

We all are afraid of making mistakes in life and in our creativity – but the truth is we will. Why does making a mistake impact us so much, well, it starts in school, most likely, even earlier. We make a mistake and the answer we’ve said out loud is wrong, the other students scoffContinue reading “Mistakes & Perfection in Life & Creativity”

Today’s Creative Spark for those “who aren’t creative”

Seeing through different lenses just takes a little practice so put your creative glasses on and let’s look around. My last post suggested you pretend you’re creative and to look at your everyday as if you’d like to photograph it. I had an assignment in my photography class to take a self portrait. Today IContinue reading “Today’s Creative Spark for those “who aren’t creative””

But I’m Not Creative #2

So you think you aren’t creative. . . Well I’m going to give you something to look for today. What went through your mind when you picked out your clothes this morning? When you went outside, did you see something interesting? Did you see different colors today that caught your eye? Did you think someoneContinue reading “But I’m Not Creative #2”