Changing Blog Title

Changing Blog Title

Art journal page prompted by Rae Missigman’s #artmarks30daychallenge While I haven’t been posting to my blog in a while, I have been fairly active on Instagram. Even before the last post, I made I started considering where this blog was going and some changes I hoped to make. Changes I hoped would make this blog more interactive.  …

The Artist’s Way

The Artist’s Way

I’ve been hearing about The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron for a long time now. Several years ago my friend Cindi Huss told me about the book and about morning pages. I didn’t read the book, but I got the gist and started doing them off and on. About a year ago, the book found …

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 …

The Mad to Glad Tea Party

The Mad to Glad Tea Party

Welcome to the  Mad to Glad Tea Party 2016 These days there is so much to be mad about, sad about, absolutely devastated about. Wherever I look I see people questioning why… wondering how we got to this place…. wondering if the things they do matter… if they matter…. and they do. They do matter.  You matter.  …

17/100

17/100

I am always over enthusiastic about how much I can fit into my life. So when I saw The 100 Project and noticed many interesting people signing on to the party on Instagram I jumped in. I’m not keeping up with the pack, that’s for sure. But I made more art than I would have …

Distracted and Forgetful

Distracted and Forgetful

Happy Belated Valentine’s Day! I hope everyone had a pleasant day. February has been an interesting month. I sprained my wrist, but didn’t want to slow down too much so I practiced using my left hand. I’m not so good at it, but I did improve. Practice makes perfect…well, not perfect. In my case practice made …

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 …

Laugh in the Face of Fear

Laugh in the Face of Fear

For the past few months I’ve been carefully using the time I have for creative endeavors…not everything can be accomplished at once. The last week of the year will be spent tidying and organizing so that I can be more efficient in 2016. Hopefully some art will be created in tandem. Kelly Rae Robert’s course, Spirit Wings, …

Bloom Where You Are and Let the Seeds Carry You Far…

Bloom Where You Are and Let the Seeds Carry You Far…

My variation on Bloom Where You are Planted. Bloom and then bloom again where the seeds take you. Allow yourself the happy happenstance of enjoying new vistas, new horizons. Bloom where you land and allow yourself to keep on moving and blooming.  It’s been a weird week here. More about that in the next post. …