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”

Committed to painting. No excuses!

I could have written about how I couldn’t paint this morning during my “extra” hour because they were demo-ing my bathroom. But, I realized in the time it would take to lament about not being able to paint, I could sit down and paint tonight. So I did. I started two new paintings, which willContinue reading “Committed to painting. No excuses!”

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”

The power of creative prompts

Happy New Year! I took the last few days “off” from my daily drawing and painting, but I’m gearing up to spend every day in January painting the beach. I did spend a day or two getting a head start on this project. But there were more days where I thought about getting started butContinue reading “The power of creative prompts”

This is what a good morning looks like.

I’m back on track with my creative resolution. I decided on the habits that will keep me creative and successful, and I’m keeping to them, until they truly become habits and I do them without even thinking. I’m working in my sketchbook every morning. Once a week I’m starting the day by painting. It’s such a good feeling toContinue reading “This is what a good morning looks like.”

Creative Habits and Gretchen Rubin’s book

I’ve been floundering in my creative resolution. I think about drawing and painting a lot more than I actually do it. Most times when I think about it, I can’t seem to take action. When I do sketch or paint, I’m not very inspired, and I don’t feel that hook. I’m not being pulled into the process. The nextContinue reading “Creative Habits and Gretchen Rubin’s book”