Start Where You Are – Use What You Have + Recipe

Happy Friday Creatives! Inspiration for creativity comes in many forms. There is a plethora of information out there for absolutely anything you could ever desire to know or learn. So how do you decide what to take in, what to leave behind, and what to sock away for a rainy day? There are days that…

the Story of ABSTRACTION

There is nothing like the word ABSTRACT to strike fear in the heart of many an artist. The reason is that it is so subjective. We are often looking for finite’s in life, as well as our art. Something real that we can sink our teeth into. Something to say “hey this is who I…

Dream stories

Do you remember your dreams once you wake? I don’t. Not often anyway. If I do, I generally sit up and take notice and write them down exactly as they unfolded behind my sleeping eyes, before they dissipate like a foggy mist. This morning was one of those times. Rings and candles, restaurants, and Keanu…

Going Green – a recycling book tutorial

I have been becoming increasingly aware of the things around me, every day things, that we typically view as garbage. Plastic bags fill my recycling bin, as well as cans, boxes, and paper products like grocery bags. And I feel like there has to be something more we can do to be kinder to the…

Stretching and other uncomfortable things (artist edition)

Muscles scream and bones protest as I bend in ways I haven’t in some time. My body feels the neglect, more than my mind knows it. …and honestly, I just don’t like doing it. But here’s the truth… I need it. The stretching. The moving. The moving outside of the comfortable. It keeps my ligaments…

Spirit Led: the art of worship

Have you ever experienced that sensation of wonder over something you’ve created? Beauty is upon the page but you aren’t quite sure where it came from. Words, color, or creative expression evident, but how did it get there? If you’ve come over today from A Beautiful Life – Welcome! I am so glad you have…

Squeaky wheels and being….

Yes, i know, this is supposed to be a post on spirit led worship. It is written…but not ready for reading. I have squeaky wheels, so many in fact that the noise is becoming deafening. A bit of grease is needed (elbow grease that is) and then I can continue on with being. I promise…

further thoughts on Spirit longings….

I long for quiet I long for peace I long for time to explore what my Spirit wants to convey…. …yet that quiet peace and time evade me. You too? May I pray for you? Lord, Grant your peace and creative energy to these today who seek it. You are the creative first and source…

when life sucks…

We all know that life has a way of taking you places you didn’t want to go, bringing you things you didn’t want to have, and leaving you feeling broken and alone. Life – it sucks! …but only in the sense that it has a tendency to suck time, resources, energy and purpose. That is…

Working Backwards – thoughts on painting in the negative

{prompts for this week are further down the page. keep reading ;} Typically as I work on a painting or journal page, I am thinking about how I can turn something negative in my life into something more positive. I begin with a thought, a feeling, a word, and I embellish draw, paint and change…

I am…. on finding yourself

So, I find myself apologizing a lot lately.  When did life get so busy? But know, my friends, that I have not forgotten you. You have been on my mind and my heart as I pondered what this week’s prompts would look like. Being a year of discovery for me…discovering wonder… I’d like to encourage…

Wonder-ing

Friday’s prompt has been added! see the bottom of the page :)This is the last for this week ~ have fun creating! 2018 is getting me – ALREADY! Despite all of my preparations, organization, inspiration and all of the other ‘tions’ possible….I just can’t seem to get motivated to start.  Maybe it is the weather?…