Dear Diary – I feel clear when I write it out.

The best thing about having a diary is to process all the stuff that goes on in my head. If you are a creative, you have a lot of ideas and those ideas get cluttered if they stay in your head. I do feel clear when I write out the ideas I have. There areContinue reading “Dear Diary – I feel clear when I write it out.”

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”

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”

How Easily I Get Derailed from My Schedule

Life just gets in the way of my creative coaching business and I find myself in blurred boundaries between multiple obligations. My goal in any situation is to learn more about myself and what my reactions are. What am I learning? My first tendency is to fix things and people which is good if myContinue reading “How Easily I Get Derailed from My Schedule”

When “Crazy Town” invades your life.

Crazy times comes knocking at your door – what do you do? We all have situations and people that make us wonder about our sanity. It seems to hurt more when you see a loved one in a relationship that is so toxic and they are only trying to do the right thing. There isContinue reading “When “Crazy Town” invades your life.”

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”

Playing with PicMonkey – Photo Editing

This will be our last creative dance in photography. Now that you have gone out and tried different ways to take photographs, why not try a free photo editing website? You can really have fun now! I use PicMonkey.com because they have really good features that are easy to use and it’s free. If youContinue reading “Playing with PicMonkey – Photo Editing”

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”

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”