the Art of Story

If you’ve lived any time at all on this spinning ball of chaos, I guarantee you have a story to tell….maybe two or three Story is integral to who we are as humans. It is our way of making sense of life and deriving a deeper meaning from it. There are many ways to tell…

are you forgetting to breathe?

The more we take on, the more stress we feel. And the more stress we have, the less peace we experience. When we lack feelings of peace, stuff begins to fall apart

SELAH! the art of the pause

this pause in the path of my life has served to force me to slow down, re-assess where I was at, and ultimately consider where I wanted to be.

the in-between moments…

It has never been more important than now to care for our hearts…and CARE DEEPLY! Our personal soul-care is vital….

Creating from Deep Places

I am often asked what it takes to make great art My first reaction is to say all art is great. But that is often met with qualifying words of what they think is great. Making any art in general, is directly related to; learning a process, practice, refining that process, more practice, changing that…

Bringing Mindfulness into Your Creative Practice

Being present to the moments of life can encourage thankfulness, exercise our minds, increase productivity, and even inspire beauty and creativity. With so much stress being a part of our regular state of being lately, the practice of mindfulness has never been more important. When you think about why we have the concerns we do…

feeding your soul….

it has been a long. hard. winter. physically emotionally spiritually Most creatives can appreciate what I’m saying…even if your “winter” was 80 degrees and sunny. There are those periods of time (some longer than others) where you feel….. spent. Creative people tend to feel more deeply and process those emotions in artistic ways. writing… painting……

making creativity a daily SOUL-care practice

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people say they were in a rut, and couldn’t create because they just weren’t inspired to. I get it!  That is me in a nutshell. I WANT to be creative…I’d like nothing more than to spend every minute of everyday pouring out my creative heart onto…

the Power of the Journal

The wind is blowing, there is snow on the ground, and all I want to do is hibernate.  Can you relate? But this, THIS is the time of year to renew, to plan, to endeavor of things only dreamt about, in the busy times of life. I don’t know about you, but it seems when…

3 Steps to Creative Holiday Giving

As we all move into this season of Christmas, I can’t help but wonder how our creative spirits are handling the pressure.  This is the time of year when my creativity switches into overdrive, and the ideas begin to flow,  I get that overwhelming need to make something special for everyone I know…not because I…

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…