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52 PickUp – A Year of Creative Accountability

  Make 2017 YOUR year to Get motivated Stay on track Stay inspired Stay focused Stay accountable to your dreams  Join Lesley Riley for a year of accountability, inspiration & motivation delivered weekly to your inbox. Due to popular demand, 52 PickUp is back again A year of creative support beginning Thursday, January 5th, 2017, […]

The Dream Stage of the Creativity Gap

The Creativity Gap is any point in the creative process where you fall off the wagon – the spots between dream and do where you get derailed.  In this series, The 5 Stages of Creativity & You, I walk you through each stage of the creative process and show you how, why and where you may teeter and are […]

5 Stages of Creativity & You

The Creativity Gap Right now, societies are dying from creative starvation. So few understand that what they are seeking, their unnamed longing, the hole they want to fill can be manifested by their own creative expression. We have become a society of consumers of other people’s creativity and achievement rather than creators of our own.   If you are reading […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thinking of you

You have been on my mind a lot. I thought about you while facilitating the life-changing Red Thread Retreat in Amsterdam (here’s our group photo.) You were on my mind while I was roaming the green, green countryside of Scotland, searching for the sacred. And yes, you were present in my thoughts as we celebrated my […]

Mother Teresa Was Self Centered

Mother Teresa was self centered. Before you fire off any objections, please read on. Mother Teresa was not was egotistical or selfish. (Did you notice there was a hyphen missing between self and centered?)  I am referring to the fact that Mother Teresa had a complete and full knowledge of her self – her soul, […]

This One Thing Turned Her Life Around

  We all have stories. The lovely, magical even, thing about life is that we get to control how our stories goes. And even better, we get to be the hero of our own stories. Or we can be the victim, the damsel in distress, the unlucky sidekick or the one standing on the sidelines. How […]

The Gap and How to Narrow It

THE GAP by Ira Glass from frohlocke on Vimeo. An important message for artists of any level. (click image to watch) I believe there will always be a GAP Our job is to create a body of work as we strive to narrow that gap.

Does this (F)Word Ruin Your Day?

After a long and busy day in the studio, I sat across from my husband at the dinner table, sighed and said, “I’ve been flitting all day. I got a lot done, but nothing feels complete because I flitted from one thing to another.” Flitting that’s the (F)Word that is ruining my day. Or is […]