Try it or trash it

Try it or trash it

Yesterday I read a blogpost by Jen Morris on her website Jen Morris Creative entitled What I’m reading this year: 17 books in 2017.  She realized that she has many inspirational books sitting unread on her shelves and she is aiming to do something about that. It inspired me. Thanks, Jen.  My bookshelf before the challenge …

Have Journal Will Travel

Have Journal Will Travel

It seems that the majority of my arting has been done on the go. While I continue to try to get my art desk under control, I haven’t spent much time at it. So I’m getting pretty good at creating wherever I am and in mini-bursts. More often than not, time at my art desk …

Average No More

Average No More

Life changing events are not always large. They can be small, seemingly insignificant things that would have no effect on others. They can be something another would forget within the hour. In High School I found out that my GPA was in the middle of my class. I don’t mean approximately.  Smack dab in the middle …

Background Knowledge

Background Knowledge

I recently came to the conclusion that I need to add more layers to my work…that I just don’t push forward as far as I really want to go. I wrote a blog post about it. Well, this week I started trying Morning Pages again. It is an exercise that comes from The Artist’s Way by …

Intention

Intention

 These days I don’t hear many people talk about making New Year’s Resolutions. A trend I have seen over the last few years is the tradition of choosing a guiding word for the year. I have been intrigued by this idea, but didn’t think I’d do it until several things occured to make my word …

Work, Family, Art Balance

Work, Family, Art Balance

It’s not easy to balance everything. That’s exactly the reason I am determined not to give up. So finding ways to sneak in more creativity is an art I want to pursue. Some people would stick with one journal and see it through. Not me. I am a firm adherent in the multiple journals philosophy. With just …

Optimist or Idiot?

Optimist or Idiot?

I’ve neglected my blog, I know, but I am glad to be back at my computer and posting. Frankly, I can’t really manage a post on my phone or iPad. Photos get posted to Instagram and then I move on to the next project. So my strategy going forward to is prioritize getting to my …