Just 10 Minutes

Sometimes life gets in the way of creativity and we are running around doing other things. Between teaching art and finalizing my new Beginner Watercolor Exploration Guide, I haven’t had time to paint. Well maybe I’ve had time, but not the motivation. Every time I walk past my paints – set up at the family room tableContinue reading “Just 10 Minutes”

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”

A Project to Motivate and Inspire

I need a project to motivate and inspire me. Something to break up the routine and dull-drums of the week. Without a project I’m bored. For me, a project doesn’t need to come from someone else. I’m just as motivated by my own projects and challenges. A deadline certainly helps, even if it’s self imposed.Continue reading “A Project to Motivate and Inspire”

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”?”

It’s hard to commit to a daily painting challenge

It’s hard to commit to a daily painting challenge but every time I do, and stick with it, I’m always happy with the results. The first few times I did my Christmas countdown (daily watercolor illustrations counting down to Christmas) I followed prompts. Last year and this year, I’ve allowed myself the freedom to paintContinue reading “It’s hard to commit to a daily painting challenge”

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”

NOW is the time for YOUR Creative Exploration to begin!

Creative Exploration: A Six Week Process for Introducing Regular Creativity into your Life is a 62 page pdf ebook with: Over 30 Creative Tips Step by Step Process for Introducing Regular Creativity for Six Weeks and beyond! Worksheets for taking stock of your creative goals, history, past hurdles Worksheet for organizing and prioritizing all of yourContinue reading “NOW is the time for YOUR Creative Exploration to begin!”

Routine and Regular Creativity

It’s important to be creative on a regular basis. It’s one of the reasons I’m looking forward to the start of the school year. There is more of a routine, which helps me stick to regular creativity. Once the kids leave for school, I sit and play in my sketchbook, work on a painting inContinue reading “Routine and Regular Creativity”

Overcoming Creative Hurdles

Many things prevent us from being creative. Here are a few, with suggestions for overcoming them. Time. We all lead busy lives, but if creativity is a priority you can find time for it. Wake up a few minutes early, watch less TV, or do it while you watch TV. Give up time spent on otherContinue reading “Overcoming Creative Hurdles”

Practice Creativity vs. “Creative Practice”

“Creative Practice” is one of those terms I find intimidating, similar to calling oneself an artist. Technically I guess I have a creative practice. I sit down probably five days a week and draw and paint. Calling it “practicing creativity” is less intimidating. I’m simply sitting down, experimenting, and exploring. Anyone can do it! IContinue reading “Practice Creativity vs. “Creative Practice””