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20 Creativity Books of 2016

I write about creativity to inspire and motivate you to be true to the creative force that you are.   If you’re anything like me, your idea of a good time is snuggling up with a good book, especially as an escape from the inevitable holiday hoopla. I always make sure to ask for a book […]

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 […]

Free Art Experience Plus a Giveaway

 I’ve got two great things to share with you today: #1 Sign up for the FREE online summit: The Painted Guru…Discover How Art Can Heal the Heart, Inspire the Soul and Soothe the Mind I’m one of the 21 speakers and will be sharing some valuable insight and awareness. In addition to me,  You’ll hear stories that […]

It’s All Happening at the Zoo

That’s what it feels like here in the studio, a zoo. Do not feed the animals! Do not pass go. Do not stare at the monkey.  I’m the monkey and I’ve been busy juggling way too many things. And it’s not over yet. But I wanted to touch base with you because I feel disconnected.  […]

Considering a Personal Retreat? -Read This First

A personal retreat is where the expected meets the unexpected. Before I left I wrote down my intentions and daily schedule for the 3-day retreat. It’s always good to have a framework from which to leap, a place to return to when lost or confused. Just as I suspected, allowing for the possibility of leaps, wandering and detours is […]

I’ve Run Away from Home

Raising six children and and later, taking care of my aging parents, made having a place to go that “allows for something new and promising” a distant dream. At the age of 18, I went from my parents house to college and on to a new life with my husband and newborn son all within […]

You Have to Play to Win

The giveaway for Joanne Sharpe’s The Art of Whimsical Lettering was quite fun because I asked for CREATIVE entries. The most creative entry came from Phoebe from Sweet Skies: Well… Last week I got a call from my boss (I’m a journalist) who wanted to send me to Africa last minute to do a report […]

Getting It Write – The Art of Whimsical Lettering Giveaway

  My friend Joanne Sharp has given us all a gift. There’s no longer a need to study  the exacting art of calligraphy to get wonderful, artful lettering into your artwork. The secret is to use and embellish your own handwriting. The Art of Whimsical Lettering is an artful instruction book about creating stylized fonts and expressive […]

Intentional Printing: An Interview with Lynn Krawczyk

Intentional Printing by Lynn Krawczyk is a must addition to your surface design library. I’ve always admired Lynn for both her can-do attitude and her energizer bunny approach to her art. Lynn produces like a full-time artist yet works full times an engineer. Talk about switching gears! While I have been doing a variety of […]

I’m old, so why bother?

“One afternoon in 1772 Mary Delany noticed how a piece of coloured paper matched the dropped petal of a geranium. She lifted a pair of filigree-handled scissors – the kind that must have had a nose so sharp and delicate that you could almost imagine it picking up a scent. With the instrument in her […]