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Creativity: The Details

When it comes to art,  details do matter. In fact and often take more time and consideration than all the work comes before. Details are what makes a piece sing. They indicate that the work is finished and ready to be seen. “God is in the details,” right? Details are what makes a piece sing. They indicate that the work […]

Creativity Research

Answer just one question for the opportunity to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card. This is research for a book I am writing on the creative process. Click here or on the image to respond.

Confidence & the Creativity Gap

The Creativity Gap is any point in the creative process where you fall off the wagon – the spots between dream and do where you get derailed. Since Graham Wallas’ 1926 model of the creative process, the first of its kind, the focus of creativity has been on the process, not the person.  In this series, The 5 […]

5 Stages of Creativity and the Creativity Gap – #2 DECIDE

The Creativity Gap is any point in the creative process where you fall off the wagon – the spots between dream and do where you get derailed.  Since Graham Wallas’ 1926 model of the creative process, the first of its kind, the focus of creativity has been on the process, not the person. In this series, […]

The Dream Stage of the Creativity Gap

The Creativity Gap is any point in the creative process where you fall off the wagon – the spots between dream and do where you get derailed.  In this series, The 5 Stages of Creativity & You, I walk you through each stage of the creative process and show you how, why and where you may teeter and are […]

5 Stages of Creativity & You

The Creativity Gap Right now, societies are dying from creative starvation. So few understand that what they are seeking, their unnamed longing, the hole they want to fill can be manifested by their own creative expression. We have become a society of consumers of other people’s creativity and achievement rather than creators of our own.   If you are reading […]

25 Ways to Get More Art Time

You’ve got a great pair of hands.Put them to good use. To help you put them to good use, if you need it, I’ll send you 25 Ways to Get More Art Time. Read on. In case you missed it, I’m writing a book. It’s not another craft book. I’ve written plenty of those, but like that […]

The Story Behind My Next Book

At the end of last year, I set aside my fabric, paints, paper and media for mixing, to make room for the art of the word. I am writing a book, the book, the one that has been simmering inside my heart for decades, patiently waiting for my wits to grow sharper. Now I am […]

Hold on to that feeling

Advance copies of my next book, Creative Lettering Workshop: Combining Art with Quotes in Mixed Media, arrived yesterday.   I don’t have to tell you how excited I am. Pre-order your copy now on Amazon and be sure to save your receipt – (Amazon does that for you, too) for a juicy art supply giveaway […]

How to pursue your dreams

I’ve got something important to share with you as a result of our recent family slumber party. What better way to celebrate what would have been my Dad’s 94th birthdaythan to have a slumber party with my six kids. The party was Sara’s idea, but the sleep-over part was Brian’s. (I am sure it’s because he […]