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…

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…

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…

when your dance gets ugly

  Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 20: DANCE Dancing isn’t really my gig.  In the formal sense of the word anyway. But we can also dance with joy in our spirits …dance our paintbrushes across a page …and it can also be used to describe something that you are doing, a project that you are…

the poetry of color

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 19: INDIGO As a color, INDIGO is among one of my favorites. It has a depth to it that poets write about. Depending on who you are, INDIGO could summon thoughts of unusual children with supernatural traits. Or maybe it puts you in a certain mindset. In color psychology, INDIGO…

hump day happy

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 18: DRIP Drip some paint on your chosen surface Write a letter to someone dripping with sarcasm Let some glitter drip from its jar onto a really gluey area of your project Drip india ink intentionally from a quill, obscuring some words written There are many ways to use this…

thoughts and art….

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 6: SCRIBBLE Here we are on the last day of our mixed media prompts…for this project anyway 😉 Scribble is right up there with messy for me.  I tend to think that it belongs on the first day of the project. But maybe the unexpected is just what we need…

Creativity Is Messy

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 5: MESSY Messy, hmmmm Isn’t it already a big hot mess?  There are several ways that I could have approached this prompt. I could have… …written all over the black areas of the picture in a white signo gel pen…that would have made it messy-er. …cut it all up into…