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One or More Art Mediums?

One or more art mediums, that is the question. Should you stick with one art medium or is it OK to work in many mediums? As The Clash sang in 2004, “Should I stay or should I go now?” Many of the women I work with express dismay or disappointment with themselves because they feel they flit […]

Give That Artistic Rhythm All You’ve Got

It don’t mean a thing, if it ain’t got that swing (doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah) It don’t mean a thing all you got to do is sing (doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah) It makes no difference If it’s sweet or hot Just give that rhythm Everything […]

Create and Follow Your Breadcrumbs

Create and Follow Your Breadcrumbs…? Follow mine below to discover what I mean. March 1999 I’ve been working (playing) at writing down these thoughts about each Fragment and I’ve just had a really moving revelation. I still can’t put it into words yet, but something important is happening during this process. Strangely enough, this physical […]

Drowning in a Sea of Creative Ideas

Summer has unofficially begun here in the US. It’s a good time to talk about what to do if you are drowning in a sea of creative ideas. If I had a finished piece for every idea and inspiration I had, I could fill the National Gallery of Art here in DC! I know you […]

Creative, What Are You Searching For?

Since you are reading this, I imagine you and I are pretty similar. We both like to make stuff. Most likely you have a stash, maybe as big as (or bigger!) than mine. Chances are you aspire and strive to be a better, happier person. And, as a result, you are always in search of […]

Creativity Rituals

Before I sit down to my creative work, I have unintentional creativity rituals of preparation. “Just start” is, it seems, not an option. My rituals vary according to my environment, my mood, my mental clutter and my misgivings about what I am about to do. I will smooth the wrinkled bedspread, close the closet door, freshen […]

Get Used to That Beautiful Vulnerability

Long before Brené Brown asked us to dare greatly and spoke on the power of beautiful vulnerability, I learned some valuable wisdom on the subject from another one of my guiding lights, David Whyte. My sister and I went to hear my poet crush, David Whyte, speak at the Washington, DC National Cathedral.  it was April […]

My Other Lover Saved My Marriage

We celebrated 46 years of marriage recently – WOW. It really was love at first sight. We were madly in love soulmates. When I got married at 18, many were skeptical that it would last. But those with their doubts really didn’t know me. I have a knack for making things work. We’re still madly in […]

Where are YOUR Creativity Gaps?

The places where you get stuck in the creativity process are your Creativity Gaps. For me it’s the DESIGN phase of the creative process. I don’t have any problem being in this phase. It’s actually my favorite part of the creative process so I want to stay there.  Designing = possibilities. Design is all about choices. It is […]

Become the Creative Force You Were Born to Be

Google the term ‘creativity experts’ and you get a long list that is similar to the list you get when you Google ‘famous artists’ – the majority are men. Thankfully, there has been a recent upsurge in the number of women who have become a creative force: Elizabeth Gilbert, Twyla Tharp, Jan Phillips and Julia Cameron, to […]