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Do YOU Have FOLLL?

Rare is the bubbly, eager woman who comes into my workshop grinning like an eager beaver first-grader on the first day of school and announces, “I’m a beginner, a sponge. Teach me everything you know.” This is because everyone has FOLLL – Fear of Looking Like a Learner. Fear of Looking Like a Learner FOLLL […]

How To Find Time For Art

 Time flies…whether you’re having fun or not, right? So how are we supposed to find time for art?!  The clock says you’ve run out of time. You lay down for the night to rest your body but your mind is still ticking. You didn’t find time for art today…or the laundry or the grocery store. […]

Creative Time is a Gift

Part 1 How it feels to waste creative time Sad Lazy Lost Weak Empty Confusing Irresponsible Demoralizing Self-defeating How it feels to take advantage of creative time Rejuvenated Empowered Purposeful Productive Motivated Energetic Peaceful Happy Full Part 2 This is what happened when I sat down to do my creative work today. I had nothing […]

Are You Keeping Your Creativity in a Box?

Is your creativity in a box? Is it something you only take out of the box on special occasions? You’re a creative person, a creator, I know that. However, I’m wondering, are you guilty of compartmentalizing that creativity? I suffered from this affliction until I realized that creativity is a state of mind. It’s a […]

Conquer Your To Do List For More Creative Time

Today, as promised, I provide you with a 10-step action plan to CONQUER YOUR TO DO LIST– designed to dissolve the glue of the to-do and escape the Creativity Gap.  A To-Do list that never sees any action keeps you stuck right where you are. The point of a To-Do list is to outline steps you need […]

Creativity and Your To Do List

What is the connection between creativity and your to do list?  In a nutshell, to do or not to do, that is the question! I’ve got the answer. 🙂 There’s always a lot of talk about keeping a to-do list. Here’s how to handle it. The night before, or the morning of, write down what […]

Creativity and the T-Word.

Creativity and the T-Word TIME! It’s the number one problem on everybody’s list, or, more to the point, the lack of time is. If you had told me when I was five, that I would one day want more time, I’d have called you crazy and run off to play for the rest of my seemingly endless […]

How To Create Bad Art

I want to share some advice with you on how to create BAD art. It’s actually a lot easier than you think! How do you create bad art? Let’s talk. 21 Ways to Create Bad Art Avoid Risk. Don’t attempt anything that might not come out perfectly. Wait for inspiration. Save your best stuff for a better piece. Never […]

Create A Creative Practice!

Are you feeling lost? tired? hungry? restless? agitated? confused? like something is missing in your life? Chances are you have a deficiency in one of the most vital and important nutrients you and your body need to survive – CREATIVE EXPRESSION You need to create a creative practice. I know, I know. You don’t have […]

Limited Choices Make Jane A Creative Girl

When there are too many choices, many choose nothing at all. Many years ago, in my 1990s, dollmaker days, I took a class with renowned American craft artist and pioneer in the art-doll movement, Akira Blount. Akira lived in the Tennessee foothills of the Smoky Mountains, surrounded by the nature that inspired her later creations.  […]