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…

and back on the wagon we go…..

So….I have to apologize for my lack of interaction lately.  Life has a way of routing you places you don’t necessarily want to go, but that are necessary to said life.  That is the way of it.  But even in the absence of inspiration for you, the muse lives on in my brain.  Here are…

rediscover wonder!

52 projects: Creative prompts for a creative life – week #11 ~ November 6th-10th ~   Welcome to week 11 of the 52 week project Normally I have already started my project by now, but alas it has been an unusually trying week. I’ve been working through sickness, funerals, projects, encroaching winter weather and to…

working small for big results

52 projects: Creative prompts for a creative life – week #10 ~ Oct. 30-Nov.3 ~ Week 10 Yo!! I have to be honest, long term commitments have never been easy for me. (shhhh! Don’t tell my husband 🙂 For instance, I love handmade quilts. The patterns amaze me, and I just love to place them…

Daily Creative Prompts: week #9

Daily Creative Prompts ~ October 23-27 As promised, here we are in week #9 of 52 projects: Creative prompts for a creative life Here are the 5 prompts for this week to be used daily in an effort to keep yourself working creatively: WATER NEUTRAL HIDE CONTRAST SING These can be interpreted in whatever way…

Sacred Grounds -the foundations of art

The elevator stopped with a jolt. Ground floor…or so I thought. The door opened and the scene before me didn’t register for a moment. I wanted to go the front desk of the hotel that I was staying at in Germany, but that was not what had appeared before me. Funny how something as simple…

thinking INSIDE the box

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 12: BOX Great things often come in boxes. We receive gifts in them, pack up memories and sometimes use them to elevate something.  More often than not, we like what the boxes contain, and this is no exception. Creating a box around the outside of a picture or painting, helps…

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…