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
Tonight another year closes and the promise of a new year is on the horizon. What will it bring? Probably more of the same unless I give myself permission instead of fighting a losing battle with another resolution. I got this idea from a blog written by Allison Marie under GloryBegin. She is a brilliant … Continue reading Give Yourself Permission instead of fighting through another resolution.
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
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 part … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – The Most Important Part is Self Care!
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 has … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challange – Water Color Learning Curve.
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 do … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – UUGGG no steam today.
I got a great idea for the creative focus today while I was doing dishes. I started thinking about who I was and a couple things came to mind. Then I put that in one sentence. A few images popped into my head of pictures of me. Bam, a challenge was born - "It's all … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Day 6 It’s all about you babe!!
Last night's project while watching meaningless tv. This is my absolute favorite form of creating - watercolor abstracts and doodling all the shapes I see. I get to play with watercolors and see all "action" that goes in with the wet paper and paints. There is always a surprise when the paints blend together. In … Continue reading Day 2 Create Every Day Challenge
Even though I am a creative coach and teach various art/jewelry classes, there are days I don't touch art supplies. The business end of things take over and then I find myself really stressed. On the days I do something creative (as if by magic) the day goes a lot better. Just doing something in … Continue reading 30 day Create Every Day Challenge