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…

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…

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…

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?…

Creating Wonder: finding your one word

Welcome! If you have come over from a beautiful life, thank you so much for joining me here.  I hope you will be inspired to take a journey of discovery. If you have found us accidentally or are a creative faith follower and would like to read the ABL post that I wrote, you can…

Juices for Creative Cooking  

Different perspectives are important in cultivating a well rounded creative experience and beautifully colorful life. At least once a month I would love for you to see how others are using their creative gifts.  Today is one of those days!  I am so pleased to introduce you to a woman who’s friendship has meant the…