When opposition is used to great effect

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 3: OPPOSITE   I cannot lie…. Today’s prompt kinda threw me for a loop.  I had this picture of a beautiful peacock plume in my head after yesterday’s fluid experience.  I planned and schemed how I would make that beautifully moving color into a majestic bird using various mixed media…

5 flowers blooming in my garden right now

Spring You can smell it in the air Tiny green buds appear on each branch of every tree along my walk – evidence that a blooming is about to take place. Yet I find myself impatient. As much as I love those first signs of spring, the green that begins to break through the ground and…

Make Your Mark: Finding Your Creative Voice and a random act of art

  Mark making is an integral part of a mixed-media painting. Without it, the colors are simply that…color. No interest beyond the initial image. No texture. Nothing to make the viewer look closer at what is beyond the surface.  This concept transfers remarkably well into how we present our faith and beliefs to those around…

3r’S DIY journal

Art journaling is one of my recent passions. I just love the simple act of creating every day. Think of it like a diary, a place where you can pour out your heart and soul. Where you can put onto a page some of the things you simply can’t form into words. I’ve created pages…

THIS IS WAR! Taking Your War Room on the Road

  video at the bottom -enjoy! For me, Morning Prayer time has a way of morphing into something it shouldn’t be: a long list of what I have to do that day. I like to focus on prayer first thing because if I don’t the day takes over, and before I know it I am…

Finishing your flag: embellishments and beyond

I’m terribly sorry about yesterday’s video not being available. Sometimes LIFE happens, you know what I mean? We are on the final day of creating our prayer/intention flags. Up to now we have painted, papered, sewn and pondered intentions. Today we will add the finishing touches. You know, those pieces that just make it stand…

Mastering the Blank Page: 3 techniques to get you started.

  Ask any creative and they will tell you the hardest part of a project is the beginning: getting started. It’s the blank page that they feel most intimidated by.  I get it. The one thing that I have learned is you have to start, in order to finish. And that means putting pen to…

9 must haves for every artist and creative soul

I’m an art supply junkie. Seriously, I should own stock in several craft stores, not to mention all of the artist supply stores. When I have a few extra dollars and a 50% off coupon? – watch out! So it is safe to say that I have a pretty vast array of tools that help…