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Creativity Can Make You Slim & Sexy!

Yep, you read that right – creativity can make you slim and sexy.   Hear me out and give this theory a try! Hunger is not always a sign that you need to eat. A physical hunger is an actual gnawing in the stomach. “Restless hunger,” however, means I need/want an endorphin hit. I (and you) […]

Dare to Be Wrong

You know there’s no right or wrong in art, don’t you? Then why do we always feel we are doing it wrong? Dare to be wrong! When did different doing become wrong thinking? I had a typical childhood. Laughed at on the playground and in the the classroom when I did or said something wrong. One […]

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 […]

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.  […]

How to Be a Song – The Creative Light the World Needs

We all have a creative song inside waiting to be sung. How to Be a Song… Country music singer Brett Eldredge made the rounds of morning news and talk shows recently promoting his new Christmas album. There’s a certain something about his presence and enthusiasm for the music that piqued my curiosity. Who is this […]