Exploring new creative things

I was sewing the other day. Trying to make a few new masks. Sewing is a new thing for me. I’ve tried it here and there over the years but waited so long in between that it always felt like starting over. Now that I’ve been doing it more regularly, I’m getting the hang ofContinue reading “Exploring new creative things”

What is holding you back from creativity?

Sometimes the hardest part (of anything) is starting. So many things can hold you back – fear, uncertainty, a lack of confidence. It’s important to take stock of those things so they don’t slow you down. Since I was young I’ve loved art, but like many people, I got away from it. But the desireContinue reading “What is holding you back from creativity?”

Finding creative inspiration during self quarantine

These days I can’t blame lack of time for a lack of painting. Being stuck at home, I’ve got nothing but time. What I am struggling with is what to paint. Sometimes it seems easier to go on my iPad than to figure out an idea. Coincidentally my son asked me the other day, “DoContinue reading “Finding creative inspiration during self quarantine”

Don’t Compare Yourself to Others. Be Competitive…with Yourself

When I was a kid I compared myself to other people. Was I faster, smarter, a better artist than so and so? Part of this had to do with the insecurities of being young. I thought my “abilities” were set in stone. I never thought about how I could improve in an area. As aContinue reading “Don’t Compare Yourself to Others. Be Competitive…with Yourself”

Are you “creative” or “not creative”?

Recently I went to a high school reunion. I went to an all girls high school – which is quite a bonding experience! The “reunion” was a party a bunch of us threw to celebrate our fiftieth birthdays. It was a lot of fun and great to see and spend time with this great groupContinue reading “Are you “creative” or “not creative”?”

How to Find your Creative Confidence – Studio 78 podcast episode

I’ve had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Nache’ Snow on the Studio 78 podcast! Visit Studio 78 Episode 98. HOW TO FIND YOUR CREATIVE CONFIDENCE to find out where to listen. Nache’ is a designer and maker and I’ve listened to her podcast – which highlights creative women and their side hustles –Continue reading “How to Find your Creative Confidence – Studio 78 podcast episode”

Take control of where you are headed in the new year and reach your goals!

Sometimes we coast through our days, time passes, and we find ourselves no closer to reaching our goals. This year be intentional, set a goal for the year, and focus on that one thing. Set yourself up for success by creating a plan. Write it down! What is your goal for the year? Be specific!Continue reading “Take control of where you are headed in the new year and reach your goals!”

My Creative Year(s) in Review

At the end of each year I try to reflect on my intentions for the year versus the reality. This exercise is important for me especially because I’m the type to reach a goal and then turn around and create new ones, without really recognizing my accomplishment. As I finish the sixth year of MyContinue reading “My Creative Year(s) in Review”

Draw Paint Craft 15 Minutes a Day

The path to regular creativity is to simply draw, paint, craft, or whatever interests you, for 15 minutes almost every day. If you schedule the time, and plan for it – even if you are busy – you should be able to manage 15 minutes of creative time most days. These brief creative periods reinforceContinue reading “Draw Paint Craft 15 Minutes a Day”

How to Find your Thing – Art Medium, Subject, Style

A while back I read an article about an artist who used mannequin parts in her work. I was so inspired by the story! (Not to start creating with mannequin parts.) I was so intrigued that this artist had arrived at a place where this was her thing. How did she get there? At theContinue reading “How to Find your Thing – Art Medium, Subject, Style”