A Musical Art Journal Page

What’s the Music in Your Movie? For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness. -Reba McEntire Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen throughContinue reading “A Musical Art Journal Page”

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”

30 Day Create Everyday Challenge – Fast Art for Those Who Don’t Have Time

This week has been busier for me than usual and I didn’t have as much time to create every day so I grabbed the watercolors I did last Saturday and just doodled on them. I get my creative fix in the evening when I need to do something but relax and it’s easy to pickContinue reading “30 Day Create Everyday Challenge – Fast Art for Those Who Don’t Have Time”

30 Day Create Every Day – Talking Art and Creating New Ideas

Look out into the world, connect, and create new ideas. Yesterday I spent time with a friend that is an artist and taught art for years. I worked for her at the University Hospital in the Art and Healthcare Department she coordinated. It was great to talk art and techniques with Sarah. Filling our wellContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day – Talking Art and Creating New Ideas”

30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Doodle Love

This doodle took 4 days to complete. Little bits of time. What did I learn about me & my art practice last week creating every day is Holy F*#!ck do I love doodling! Doodle love is now my mantra. I have one Zen Doodle book and have been doodling in every notebook since I wasContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Doodle Love”

Day 2 Create Every Day Challenge

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. InContinue reading “Day 2 Create Every Day Challenge”

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”