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”

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””

10 “How to” Posts on Painting, Graphic Design, Creativity and more!

It’s still amazing to me that I made a commitment to be creative, created this blog to hold myself accountable, have continued with it for over five years, and have published over 600 posts! This from someone who previously couldn’t finish a creative project. Here’s a round up of my best “How to” posts. HowContinue reading “10 “How to” Posts on Painting, Graphic Design, Creativity and more!”

First posts and first creative goals

Inspired by other bloggers I’m revisiting my earliest posts. My first post 12/30/13: Happy New Year! “This year I’m taking my New Year’s resolution to a new level. I’m holding myself accountable, by making a commitment to blog about my progress. In the past I’ve been great in the ideas department, not as good inContinue reading “First posts and first creative goals”

Lessons Learned on my Creative Journey

In the beginning, I paused every few months and wrote about what I’d learned so far about creating art, and about myself. Just 1 post shy of 300 posts I decided to reflect again. Here is what I’ve learned on my creative journey: There are ups and downs in a creative practice. Stick with it throughContinue reading “Lessons Learned on my Creative Journey”