New Class: Commonplace Books for Self-Care

Commonplace Books are a journal…for keeping ideas, quotes, notes, and ephemera. They’ve been used since the Middle Ages to collect, organize and store information for later use. I’ve been keeping Commonplace Books for over 30 years and over that course of time my notebooks have taken on many forms, but the thing that remained theContinue reading “New Class: Commonplace Books for Self-Care”

Income-Producing Activities for Creatives

I’ve created a fun eBook that shares a ton of Income-Producing Activities (I.P.A’s) for Creatives and I’m giving it to you for FREE. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the ideas and way others are making an income as a creative person. We usually hear people speak of making “passive income” as a creativeContinue reading “Income-Producing Activities for Creatives”

Charcoal with Digital Elements

I’ve been working on a new Series of Charcoal Drawings mixed with Digital Elements. After taking Renee Mueller’s Collected Stories class I explored drawing with Charcoal again, but I found that bringing those drawings into Adobe Fresco or Procreate I could then add digital elements to finish the illustrations. By adding the digital elements IContinue reading “Charcoal with Digital Elements”

Mixing Charcoal and Adobe Fresco

I’ve been taking the “Collected Stories” class by Renee Mueller, so I’ve been doing a lot of charcoal drawings. Charcoal drawings are a bit intimidating for me. I’m not sure why since it’s how I started as an artist when I was a young kid and I always make my way through a drawing, butContinue reading “Mixing Charcoal and Adobe Fresco”

Journaling through grief

Journaling is a common activity therapists, doctors, family and friends suggest when going through loss or grief, not because it makes the pain go away, but because it releases the pressure that builds beneath the surface. The words you write won’t take away the pain, but they will offer you acknowledgement in a time whenContinue reading “Journaling through grief”

Wade through uncertainty

Being creative comes with an enormous amount of uncertainty. We get ideas as we create about adding a new color or exploring a new technique but it’s the fear of messing the piece up that holds us back. What if we gave it a shot and it was the very thing that took our pieceContinue reading “Wade through uncertainty”

Art After Loss Workshop

The Art After Loss Workshop was created out of my own journey through loss after we lost our baby boy when I was 25 weeks pregnant. Art After Loss is modeled after the steps I took to work through my loss, so you’ll take similar steps, but your journey will be a personal one. EachContinue reading “Art After Loss Workshop”