Trying new Media

What’s the worst thing that can happen? I love to try new mediums of art. It’s a blast to discover new ways of making something beautiful, while having fun doing it. Let me just emphasize the fun part! It’s about having fun, not what the results will be. When something turns out nice, all the […]

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Emotions: I CAN/NOT

Whether I “Can” or “Cannot” really does not matter. Not if I’m talking about making art, or overcoming a debilitating CRPS or EDS flare up. I need to focus on what I “Can” do at that moment, and place my “Cannot” where it belongs. Problem is, it can be really hard. When I hear myself […]

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Clear the Way for Creativity

“Less is more.”  > Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (The best design and art work is simple, straight to the point, has one concept, a single idea, is focused, etc.) I always start any project with my sketchbook. I immediately write, scribble, and/or doodle. I consciously try to let go to allow creativity to happen. […]

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Find Creative Freedom: Scribble

Many of us are bombarded daily with various levels of chaos. We may have a difficult time finding quiet, yet it is in the quiet, the calm, and the stillness that we can create. So, I scribble. I scribble without fear of judgement. Without fear of getting it right. I just scribble. I scibble to […]

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Ego & Pride in Creativity

Allow Creativity to Drive There is a time to be proud of what you have accomplished. It’s a time to celebrate and build a monument to achieving a victory–as long as you know it was the right victory. There is a time to be confident in your abilities. It’s a time to courageously push past […]

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Are Bad Things All Bad?

I learned it as a child; I learned it in the workplace; I learned it as an adult: Bad things are bad, and good things are good. We are taught to be good and do good, so that good things will happen. We are taught that if we are bad or do something bad, bad […]

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