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…

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…

the story of abstract

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 9: ABSTRACT 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 definite’s in life, as well as our art. Something real that we can sink our teeth into. Something…

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…

Why struggle helps us to GROW

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 4: GROW There are days that art is a struggle. That day when nothing makes sense, your muse is still on vacation, and it is an effort just to pick up a pen or brush. Today…. ….is one of those days! Maybe it is because I’m a bit out of…

Four Fluid Colors to make your page pop!

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 2: FLUID Getting back into the groove after a lengthy vacation can be difficult. Germany was awesome, but I so missed my studio and being able to play with a variety of supplies.  Today’s prompt makes filling the page easy – and beautiful!  I recently watched a tutorial on using…