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…

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…

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…

pushing past

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 17: PATTERN I started out this morning a little concerned about where this was all going. Have you been there? That place where you are absolutely sure you are the least creative person on the planet? We all have had those moments. …and today’s prompt isn’t really helping. I love…

seeing art in unusual places

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 16: BRUSH Happy Monday Creatives! Monday’s are always my favorite art days.  Heading into a new week, the days feel so full of possibility, and today is no exception. There are many directions I could have gone with today’s prompt. A beeswax collage had occurred to me as you would…

note to self:

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 13: SHINE   Even those with the gift of encouragement occasionally need to receive it. Giving of words, time, and self can be a huge drain and if we don’t fill up every now and then, there won’t be anything left to give. It’s great if that encouragement comes from…