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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Day 3: Integrating Fabric into your project

As we progress through building our prayer/intention flags, one has to wonder…is there anything you can’t do? I’m sure there is a yes answer in there somewhere, but not when it comes to fabric. Materials of all sorts have been added to a multitude of projects, and for various reasons. I absolutely love to add…

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…