Back to Creativity

As much as I’m excited about the extra time I’ll have once the kids are back in school, I know how easy it is to put all the “have to’s” first and let creativity slide. If I’m being honest, time is not always the factor, sometimes it’s easier to knock an item off the to-doContinue reading “Back to Creativity”

Daily Creative Habits – Take 2

Day 1 again. With vacation and other busyness behind me, I’m trying to get back into the creative mode! Back to turning creativity into a habit (again). I played around on my iPad this morning. Later I pulled out my sketchbook. I wrote a new checklist to keep me on track. Creative Checklist: Daily sketchbook work WeeklyContinue reading “Daily Creative Habits – Take 2”

Back to Daily Creative Habits

For the past couple of weeks I’ve done minimal drawing and painting. Periods like this seem to be a pattern for me. I think about doing creative work all the time, but I put everything before it – even binge watching shows on Netflix. It’s not creative block. I have tons of ideas. I just can’tContinue reading “Back to Daily Creative Habits”

Starting Can be the Hardest Part

I can write all about the benefits of creating every day, but there are some days where I’m busy, or sick, or just don’t feel like it. So what to do then? If I really don’t have a second, or I am sick like last week, I put in extra time the next day. UsuallyContinue reading “Starting Can be the Hardest Part”

Learning by painting every day

I’m still amazed that painting every day is such a learning process. Some days of course aren’t great and/or they don’t yield great results, but other days I try things and learn so much, make so much progress – regardless of what the final result is. I guess when you create every day, you’re pickingContinue reading “Learning by painting every day”

Creative Habits

Early last year, I was struggling to get back into a creative routine. I spent a lot of time thinking I should draw or paint, but for some reason I couldn’t motivate myself to pull out my art supplies and get going. I knew starting was the hardest part, but still I couldn’t do it. ByContinue reading “Creative Habits”

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”

Creative prompts Advent Calendar

I’ve been on a roll the last 2 months creating everyday. In October I participated in InkTober, drawing in ink in my sketchbook. By the end of October I was adding watercolor to my sketches. This month I followed the World Watercolor Group’s November prompts which were all food. I was so happy to beContinue reading “Creative prompts Advent Calendar”