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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]