30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Day 11 and Doodle Love

Doodle love – I’ve never really had this before. I’m really loving what I’m drawing and I’m seeing that I’m good. Great drawings has never been how I would describe my art because I don’t draw perspective or faces so I automatically decided I can’t draw. What I’ve discovered is that I just draw stuffContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Day 11 and Doodle Love”

30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – UUGGG no steam today.

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 doContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – UUGGG no steam today.”

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”

30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Day 6 It’s all about you babe!!

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 allContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Day 6 It’s all about you babe!!”

30 day Create Every Day Challenge Day 5

The 3rd layer of a wall mural of marble I’m learning that when I do art every day, my life is much more satisfying. My day job this week is to paint a mural for a Reiki healer here in Madison Rene Christesen in her studio, facebook.com/ChannelsReiki. One of the most satisfy parts of beingContinue reading “30 day Create Every Day Challenge Day 5”

Day 4 Create Every Day – Step by Step

Coloring is a fun way to start remembering your creative voice. I fully understand that’s it’s very easy for me to say – “Hey, do my 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge”  because I grew up with artistic parents and I have chosen to be an artist myself. I’m comfortable following my intuition in myContinue reading “Day 4 Create Every Day – Step by Step”

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”

30 Day Create Every Day Challenge is ON!

Happy September 1st and to the 30 day Create Every Day Challenge!!!! I have started with doodling because all you need is paper and a pen. I have been doodling since high school and got some pretty negative feedback from teachers. I have now learned that when a person doodles while listening, it helps toContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challenge is ON!”

Forcing Leads to Frustration

The opposite of feeling is forcing. When we force, we cannot feel, and when we feel, we cannot force.    -Aadil Palkhivaia This quote came from a page of The Desire Map Journal by Danielle LaPorte. I highly recommend her book, The Desire Map. It helped me understand my core desired feelings so I can guideContinue reading “Forcing Leads to Frustration”

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”