Make this the year your reach your goals and keep your resolutions!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends! I’m excited for 2020 – for a year filled with creativity! The fresh start of the new year always leaves me energized. For several years, armed with a new sketchbook I swore this would be the year that creativity would become a regular partContinue reading “Make this the year your reach your goals and keep your resolutions!”

Creative Plans for 2020 – It’s My 6 Year Blog Anniversary!

I am definitely someone who has to keep their creative ideas reined in. I learned during the second year of My Creative Resolution, that trying new things is fun, but learning and progress with new mediums takes time and dedication. If you scatter your time and energy across many different things, you don’t significantly progressContinue reading “Creative Plans for 2020 – It’s My 6 Year Blog Anniversary!”

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”

It all comes down to you

We went to an indoor rock climbing place for my son’s birthday. I knew he wanted us all to climb and I was fine with that. I’d done it years ago, so I thought it would be no problem. I was all harnessed up, at the bottom of the first wall, when I realized thisContinue reading “It all comes down to you”

Creative Freedom

Over 10 years ago I took a drawing class that reintroduced art to my life. The class was a mix of new people and regulars who took the class every semester. Soon I became a “regular” too. Us regulars worked somewhat independently, but also loosely followed the class assignments. It was a great experience. AfterContinue reading “Creative Freedom”

Looking forward to a Creative 2019

Since making my creative resolution on the eve of 2014 – I’ve been blogging and creating art on a regular basis for five years! I love being creative and miss it when I let life get in the way. I’m always happy when I make room for it again. It’s exciting to look forward to 2019Continue reading “Looking forward to a Creative 2019”

My Creative Year in Review 2018

Before I get carried away with ideas for 2019, it’s important and helpful for me to look back on 2018, to see what I accomplished, what worked, and what didn’t. The guiding words I selected for 2018 were: paint, teach, share, and connect. Paint Creating is the point of everything. It’s what brings me happiness,Continue reading “My Creative Year in Review 2018”

Kick up your Creativity with Color!

Want to be creative but don’t know how/where to start? If you haven’t already, click here and start with these 3 steps! If you have started with the beginning 3 steps, then you’ve accomplished a lot! Your eyes are open to inspiration. You take photos and make lists of things to sketch. You’ve been sketching regularlyContinue reading “Kick up your Creativity with Color!”

Creative Plans for 2018

I’m an ambitious list maker. And if I achieve things on my list, I add more things. When I started writing down what I wanted to accomplish in 2018, the list was getting out of control. I don’t want to set myself up for failure – with a list too long to possibly achieve. IContinue reading “Creative Plans for 2018”