Thoughts on Transformation at Any Age

I've been thinking a lot about transformation lately. Sometimes we can forget who we are, who we once were, or who we wanted to be once upon a time. I think that can happen to anyone but it especially true with mothers. I have been mothering for 15 years now and for all those years... Continue Reading →

Weekend Wandering: Feeding Your Creativity

When I was in art school there was this notion about being a starving artist. That to be a "true artist" you have to be broke to create. If you're not struggling, you're not creative. Getting a "real" day job is being a sell-out to your art. Well, since I don't really like eating Ramen... Continue Reading →

Because I haven’t posted in a month

So. I haven't posted in a month. Can I make it up to you with my new favorite chocolate chip muffin recipe? The recipe can be found on Cooking Classy. We made 36 for Parker's class read-in. It was to celebrate finally wrapping up PARCC testing. And they are #damndelicious! My mom sent me wall... Continue Reading →

4 things that are saving my life right now

It's a difficult season for me right now, maybe for you too. Too much to write in a post; plus do you really want to read about my problems when you have your own to worry about? The answer is a resounding NO! When it feels like everything is going wrong, it's easy to focus on... Continue Reading →

9 Creative Quotes to Inspire

Because creativity matters, here are 9 of my favorite create quotes. Hopefully they you inspire you as they do me: 1. "There's no greater way to create a legacy than to inspire others than with your art." Maria Brophy 2. "If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got." Albert... Continue Reading →

God Created us to Create

I've thought a lot about creativity lately; and why we, as humans, are creative. "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1 This is God's first act of creating something from nothing. He is the ultimate artist. Later, in Genesis 1:27 it says, "God created mankind in his own image..." When... Continue Reading →

Free Summer Art Journaling Series…Collage

Continuing on our Summer Art Journaling Series this week is collages. Or, as I like to call it: Cut & Paste Therapy. It's therapy because it is a technique that is actually used in some therapies, and a whole lot cheaper than shopping therapy. It's also relaxing and one of the easiest ways to make... Continue Reading →

5 Tips For Dealing With Haters of Your Art

One fact every artist knows is this: art is deeply personal. Especially the art YOU create. It comes from deep within. Not everybody will get it. Not everybody will like it. Artists understand that. But, how do you deal with haters when they express their hate for your art? And, most importantly, how do you... Continue Reading →

Dear Kids, Create Your Summer

Dear kids, You have approximately 91 days of summer vacation. Now is the time to create your summer. I would suggest you don’t waste your time whining, fighting, and proclaiming, “I am bored!”. Speaking of fighting. I don't get 91 days of summer vacation. I have to work, at an office and at home. I... Continue Reading →

Free Summer Art Journaling Series…Getting Started

My girls are finally out of school...let summer vacation begin! It feels like this school year just flew by. Now the question is: How do I keep the girls busy this summer? With my free Summer Art Journaling Series, of course. I chose CREATE as my One Word for 2015. And this Summer Art Journaling... Continue Reading →

You Don’t Need to be Called ‘Creative’ to Create

"Creative" is one of the words people use to describe me. I've heard it from a very young age. I had a wonderful aunt and mother who encouraged my creativity. I went to art school. I have a creative job. I create all.the.time. It doesn't occur to me that others don't think they are creative.... Continue Reading →

Art Journal :: Mandala Art Project

A few posts ago I talked about a Spring Re-do...or starting over with my One Word, and although it's been a challenge at times to commit to making time to CREATE, I am doing it. This week the girls and I bought a new art journal, and I want to share a new-to-us project we... Continue Reading →

Springtime Re-do

Somewhere around the first of January I chose my One Little Word for 2015. I was stoked when Create whispered to my heart. I chose the word create because that is an area in my life I felt I had neglected for some time. I busied myself with collecting supplies, making a small space to... Continue Reading →

To Live a Creative Life

Words have power. Words can uplift or destroy. Words inspire me to live a creative life. This quote is the perfect inspiration for my One Word, Create, so I designed this fun print available in my shop. Also, this design is available on coffee mugs, throw pillows, phone cases, and tote bags. Add a little... Continue Reading →

Everyday Creativity That Happens Around Here

This is the everyday. This is the seemingly simple, everyday creativity that happens around here. When I am old and gray, these are the moments I want to remember. My eight-year-old is busy creating art on top of the dining room table. All her new art supplies that she received for Christmas are scattered in... Continue Reading →

Create Your Vision for 2015

My One Word for 2015 is Create. No sooner than I found my word, I was invited to a vision board party. (Kind of wishing I had thought of this party idea myself!) You may know what a vision board is, or you may be thinking, "What the heck is a vision board, woman?" "A... Continue Reading →

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