9 Tips to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

My 2014 resolution was to be more creative. I came across a note I wrote six months in, “just pull out the paints.” Now, four years later, I realize keeping a resolution isn’t that simple. I know my success has been much more specific than that. There are ups and downs to any resolution. There areContinue reading “9 Tips to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution”

Looking back and looking forward on my creative resolution

When I first made “my creative resolution” just before the start of 2014, my mission statement was: “Hoping to draw, paint, and create my way through 2014.” I just wanted to be creative. I didn’t even know what I’d be working on. My interests were a varied list of painting, working with recycled materials, refinishing furniture,Continue reading “Looking back and looking forward on my creative resolution”

Focusing and following through

My last post was about “Coming up with Ideas.” A few of you commented that you have no shortage of ideas. This makes sense as Maya Angelou famously said, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” The “ideas” post was from the early days of my creative resolution. While reading through myContinue reading “Focusing and following through”

Comparing last year’s work to this year

When I look back on what I was working on last year and compare it to this year – I’m amazed. I feel like I have developed and progressed so much as an artist. Last year at this time – I was still not using watercolor paper! I just started adding details in ink last August.Continue reading “Comparing last year’s work to this year”

What the numbers really mean…to me.

212 posts published! 100+ pieces completed in the last 6 months! 300+ followers! 797 comments – your comments, encouraging me and motivating me! 578 days keeping my creative resolution unmeasurable – the joy I feel living a creative life I’ve been blogging for a year and a half and during that time creating art has became an integral part of myContinue reading “What the numbers really mean…to me.”

Where is this leading? It’s leading where I want it to go!

Every couple of months I experience doubt and think to myself, “What is the point of all of this?” But this time I didn’t let negative thoughts stay around long, before I started thinking of all I have accomplished. I’ve kept My Creative Resolution, and have been living a “creative life,” for well over aContinue reading “Where is this leading? It’s leading where I want it to go!”

But where am I going?

Armed with a list of all the things I want to try (and do) in 2015 and with a year of My Creative Resolution under my belt, I was feeling good. Until I started thinking, “Where am I going? Where is all of this leading? Am I just randomly jumping from project to project?” TheContinue reading “But where am I going?”

2015 – off to a great start!

So far I’ve been working on several of my 2015 goals and it’s only the first week of January! Here’s what I’ve hit so far. Lettering and Doodling – Every couple of days I pull out my sketch book and doodle and practice my lettering. I’m finding that I can create more whimsical, simpler illustrationsContinue reading “2015 – off to a great start!”

New year – New banner!

Happy New Year!!! I am so excited to continue my creative journey into 2015 and I have so many plans. I have learned and accomplished so much in 2014. 2014 wasn’t the first time that I made a resolution to be creative. But, it is the first time that I stuck with my resolution! Because of that, I feel like I’mContinue reading “New year – New banner!”

10 ways to keep your New Year’s Resolution

Make a resolution you want to keep, not one you think you should keep. Clearly define your resolution, so you know the steps you have to take to “keep it.” Be realistic. You can build on your resolution over time. If your resolution is running – don’t expect to run a marathon the first weekContinue reading “10 ways to keep your New Year’s Resolution”