What happened to the summer? to the spring, for that matter? Last time I wrote here was in March. Well, I’ve come to realize that one’s health can be one of the biggest distractions to creativity. … More Life’s Distractions
…or when you are in the car and by the time you get back to your studio the inspiration is gone. … More When Inspiration Strikes
…or ‘Every New Idea Has Some Sort of Precedent or Echo From the Past’ … More Nothing New Under The Sun
Now I know that this series-thingy is working as far as keeping me motivated and creating and just enjoying the process, I am ready for the next challenge. … More Winding Down…Gearing Up!
Doing what I think I should be doing not what I think others think I should be doing. OR “Don’t break your shin on a stool that is not in your way.” — Irish Proverb Over the past several years I’ve set some creative goals for myself as the a new year begins. I am … More Following Through
Over the years some of the many wonderful teachers I’ve encountered have recommended working in a series. I made note of the idea either in an actual notebook, or in my head or in the margins of a hand-out; usually with a little smiley-face next to it or double exclamation points following “great idea”!! I … More Working on a Series
A reflection on getting ‘back to basics’ with illuminated initials. … More Back to ‘Basics’ – Illuminated Initials
First off, I guess I must confess that I rarely made my bed between sheet changes (sorry, Mom). I spent a week at Cheerio Calligraphy Retreat in North Carolina almost 2 weeks ago. I went there to ‘make marks’ and have fun (which I did) but I came away with insights on so many levels … More How Making The Bed Every Morning Is Changing My Life!
I am realizing that I started this blog (and “follow” lots of others in cyberspace and through Facebook, etc.) because I thought I had to. I needed to. And in a way it still do. But I am realizing that when I am creating, I don’t have the time or the need to keep daily … More Keeping Focused
I received a request recently to write on a cut photo mat. I have done quite a few of these over the years and I almost always dreaded it because I never knew how the mat board would react to my writing fluid or my pen of choice. And it was always a “one shot … More Embracing the FUN…through lots of work? YES!