Each artist creates marks and strokes differently. They hold the pencil, or paintbrush, differently than any one else. If you pay attention to the little things that make your artist style unique, you’ll see yourself in your art.
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”
I love finding little gems in my daily journals. Flannery O’Connor said, “I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I saw.” This is the best side effect of writing. There are so many benefits to journaling, but this one is by far my favorite.
What is Creative Burnout? Burnout at it’s core is exhaustion. Whether that’s an emotional, mental or physical exhaustion it all plays into the burnt out feeling. But what causes the burnout? For me, it typically follows prolonged stress, intense self-doubt, feeling stick in a rut or struggling to manage an unmanageable workload. It’s rarely justContinue reading “Feeling Burnt Out? How to Reignite Your Creativity”
Each creative must actively wade through the uncertainty that comes with the very act of creating. Whether creating art, music, or the written word…each must explore, question, play and experiment with their subjects and voice in order to find where they sit comfortably and authentically as a creative person. Creatives can’t sit by and waitContinue reading “Which song will you sing? Finding the passion that drives you”
Being a self-taught artist has brought me both immense joy and overwhelming fear. The joy stems from the freedom to learn my way and to create a style that is truly my own and that reflects who I am and the life I’ve had. The fear seeps into those dark moments where I feel likeContinue reading “7 Tips for Being a Self-Taught Artist”
One of the most frequently asked questions I receive from students is how they can find their artistic style. It’s followed by how do they find it if they are learning…copying…another artist’s style? Finding your unique style is a matter of finding yourself in the art. It’s noticing the little habits or traits that appearContinue reading “5 Steps to Finding Your Artistic Voice”
When I began my daily journaling practice I was hoping to form a more consistent journaling rhythm as-well-as to form a more honest and personal relationship with myself and my writing voice. Up until that point, I found my journaling to be a list of things I did that day or a long winded dramaticContinue reading “Daily Journaling Practice”
I believe we all have a basic 5 rules we live by. The trick is, each of our 5 are not the same. This makes us each unique as we’re guided by these rules. These are the things we filter through as we make decisions and move through our days. Our 5 can be partlyContinue reading “My 5 Rules to Live By”
My husband and I have been self-employed and working from home for 19 years. During those years I homeschooled two kids through graduation. I found in all those years the most important thing is to have a great morning routine. Otherwise your mornings drag out and by the time you get to work your dayContinue reading “7 ways to start your mornings right when social distancing”