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!”

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”

A busy holiday season and how I set myself up for failure

   After Halloween, I wrote a long list of all the creative things I wanted to accomplish before Christmas. I wanted to make paintings as gifts, do Christmas crafts, and on and on. I thought with Christmas two months off, there was plenty of time. I was so wrong. The list was totally unrealistic. MyContinue reading “A busy holiday season and how I set myself up for failure”

Self imposed deadlines {and a leaf pattern}

I remember, way back in elementary school, staring a project early, but never finishing it until the night before it was due. I needed the deadline to motivate me to finish. All these years later I know the power deadlines have to motivate me. Now, I’m using this to my advantage. If I want to accomplish something I set a deadline. In myContinue reading “Self imposed deadlines {and a leaf pattern}”

Writing a checklist to help you achieve your Creative Goals

I’ve learned so much since starting my creative resolution in 2014. About how important setting a goal is. But, not only do we have to set a goal, we need to outline the tasks that will get us there. My 2014 creative resolution, or goal, was very simply to “be creative.” Early on I wrote (and adapted asContinue reading “Writing a checklist to help you achieve your Creative Goals”