Secret Journey Journal and Some Beautiful Trim

Secret Journey Journal and Some Beautiful Trim

What happens when you find an old map that your brother wrapped your Christmas gift in, you are thinking about what to make for the next Artist Tribe project and The Police are singing about Spirits in the Material World and their Secret Journey in the background? Well, this. This happens.  Naturally.  What else could …

Writing the Artist Statement – beginning

Writing the Artist Statement – beginning

Writing the Artists Statement: Reealing the True Spirit of Your Work by Ariane Goodwin is the guide I have started using to write my statement.  Several years ago I stumbled across Ariane Goodwin’s book Writing the Artist Statement. I checked it out of the library, renewed it and, truth be told, I checked it out …

Styles of Documentation

Styles of Documentation

Shoup, Lynda Diane. Half a Mind. 2017, Private Collection of the Artist. Documenting your work can be tricky. There are many different formats for citing works of art. When citing a painting in a paper, the citation looks different depending on the format of the paper.  This is something familiar to me as I spent …

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 …

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 …

Flip, Flops, Pockets and Cut Outs with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

Flip, Flops, Pockets and Cut Outs with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

It’s getting to be a tradition for me – a class at Kept Creations in Whitman, Massachusetts each summer. This year my daughter took the class with me! Double the fun. Notice that even after washing up we were covered in paint. This year I took a class called Flips, Flops, Pockets and Cut-outs with Julie Fei-Fan …