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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 […]

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 […]

The Action That Changes Everything

I am deeply immersed in Stephen Cope’s The Great Work of Your Life. I discovered Cope when reading Dani Shapiro’s book, Still Writing, a book I recommended in a previous newsletter. It’s the kind of book that aligns so well with my thinking that I want to savour every word, every phrase. With each turn of the page, my stash […]

Quotes Illustrated #5 Bestseller Today – Who Won the Giveaway?

Never in my wildest dreams did I think my self-published book, Quotes Illustrated, would be ranked #5 on Amazon (in the Quotations category). Just as I discovered 14 years ago with my Fragments, quotes and art are a mix that we cannot resist. The combination of wise and encouraging words and visual delight is timeless. [WOO […]

Pick the Cover for My Book

I need your help. I can’t decide on a cover for Quotes Illustrated. If you’re new here you might not know that I am self-publishing a book of illustrated quotes. You can find out all the details and back-story here. The book is just about done except for a few details…like the cover image. I […]

Your House Should be a Poem

We’re doing a blog hop over at the Sketchbook Challenge Blog. This month’s theme is Houses & Hideaways – one of my favorite topics. I was instantly reminded of a project I did for Angela Cartwright and Sarah Fishburn’s 2007 book, In This House. (Wonderful book, BTW). The first and easiest decision to make was […]