The past several days have been super busy for me as I have been preparing for a the Poquoson Art League’s Holiday Gallery show where 60 of my art pieces will be displayed for sale (I will share details on Monday); furthermore, my empowerment and creativity coaching practice has picked up. As a result, I … More Nov. Art Challenge Days 3 – 8
I created this sugar skull illustration by first sketching it with a pencil, then outlining with a black uni-ball fine point pen, and then coloring it in with sharpie markers. It took me about 30 minutes to do. Today is All Souls Day, as well as the Day of the Dead. Sugar skulls are typically … More Nov. Art Challenge Day 2 – Sugar Skull
During the month of November, I will be creating whimsical illustrations from the following creativity prompts shared by Ceci, one of my creative online friends. Thank you Ceci. If you are so inspired, create along with me. (Use the prompts any way you like (and in any order); there is an alternative prompt: self-portrait … More November Create Whimsy Challenge
The principal part of my creative process is trusting my intuition. I pay attention to my inner knowing and feelings. I allow them to guide my experiences as I write, paint, draw, et cetera. So, what is intuition? According to Dictionary.com, intuition is a direct awareness of truth or fact that is independent of any … More My Creative Process
I started a large 30 x 40 inch acrylic painting with my husband five years ago to introduce him to my world of creativity. And, we went through our honeymoon period of excitement with it for a few weeks, but we never finished it. Occasionally I would look at it; and, I would add more … More Procrastination is Part of the Process
I had an amazing adventure two weeks ago that allowed me to disengage from the U.S. presidential inauguration and all things political. I traveled by train and then by rental car to a place where I was able to immerse myself in serenity. I went to a retreat/workshop presented by Jill Badonsky entitled: Finding Uber … More Finding Über Bliss
The magic of Camp Creative Thunder still continues for me even though it has been a couple of weeks since I returned from Taos, New Mexico. Jill Badonsky’s retreat at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House historical hotel and conference center is beyond memorable. Camp Creative Thunder has made a significant difference in my creative work … More Taos retreat: Memorable!
Creativity, as with other aspects of your brain and body, will improve with practice and exercise drills. Here are 3 creativity workout drills to get you started today. To get the most out of these drills, you will want to have paper, a notebook, a sketchbook, or a journal and a pen or pencil with … More 3 creativity workout drills.
What is impossible really is not; because if you can conceive it then it must be possible. Landing men on the moon and cloning were once believed to be science fiction and impossible. Look at all the innovations and technologies that are available today, such as 3d printing and touch screen laptop computers. All of … More 10 ways to tap into your creative mind.
Today is the perfect day to consider what you would like to focus on for the new year. Take a moment and ponder. Think about your year. Ask yourself the following questions: What were the highlights of my year? What were the lessons I learned this year? What experiences were the most meaningful? What areas … More Focus on ONE WORD in 2016.