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”?”

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!”

Gifts to Inspire Creativity

If you have creativity in your life – regular creativity – you already know what a gift it is. It’s a relaxing time, almost like meditation, and it can ease the anxiety associated with busy lives. What better gift this holiday season, than the gift of creativity? Here are a variety of gifts that willContinue reading “Gifts to Inspire Creativity”

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”

Your Creative History and a Free Worksheet from “Creative Exploration”

“What experiences in your life have shaped your attitude towards creativity and your own abilities? What has held you back? What is your biggest creative fear? Many of us have had experiences where comments from others have affected our confidence and our feelings of worthiness regarding creativity. I was considered pretty creative in my younger years.Continue reading “Your Creative History and a Free Worksheet from “Creative Exploration””

How to Find a Hobby

There are transitions in our lives where we suddenly have more time for ourselves – the youngest starts kindergarten, the kids go off to college, or move out on their own, retirement. With many of these transitions there is a mix emotions, yearning for the time before, coupled with excitement for the possibilities of nextContinue reading “How to Find a Hobby”

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!”