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Do you ever find yourself in creative quicksand? Example 1: Your project is too big, overwhelming and complicated for you to move forward-what do you do next? Example 2: Your project needs more time than you have available to make any progress towards completion. Example 3: Your project is dying from the lack of funds… (read more)


Have you ever been out and about going through your normal routine when an image or a sound stops you in your tracks? A flash of bright blue… The laughter of a child… The effervescent bubbles of champagne… The wind softly caressing the trees… These moments of intense fascination are taps on our shoulders to… (read more)

Golden Time

What is a shadow? Light shining around an object, tracing a form to reveal a shape. As you transit through your life you have the choice to shine and cast shadows around those you come in contact with. Will those shadows be filled with warm, glowing memories or dark, cold impressions? You make the choice… (read more)

Be Original

“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” – Albert Einstein   Look. Breathe. Feel. See. Listen. Use your senses to explore the mysteries around your every day. You may not be climbing mountains or diving to the bottom of the ocean, but only you can share your… (read more)

Creative Space Part 3*

“Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.” – Dorothy Parker   Creative space is really at the foundation of what we do. It’s a support system to protect us, inspire us, nurture us and provide for us. What you bring into it and what you get out of it is up to you.   Wild… (read more)

Creative Space Part 2

I’m embarrassed to show your pictures of my workspaces. Yes, plural. I work in so many media – which is part of my problem. Photography, graphic design, art (acrylic, watercolor, drawing, mixed media), jewelry, fashion design, costumery, fiber, floral design – basically anything. It’s better than what it was, but still have lots to figure… (read more)

Creative Space

I crave studio space. I would love to be able to have a space within two minutes I could be ready to create in. The reality is thirty minutes or more clearing space to set up for a project and get started. I feast on the magazines (Where Women Create) and books which have come… (read more)

The Flutter

Have you felt it? That flutter in your stomach… The intake of a quick breath… The hope in your heart… In the pause before you go ahead and do something you’re scared to do… Open the door and step through to your creative future. creative acts for the day: writing, photography, design  

Begin Again

Welcome to the first day of summer – and the longest day of the year. It’s the perfect time to kick-off new projects and get started doing what you want to do. You can reflect back on what you planned to do at the beginning of the year (before you got derailed with work, family,… (read more)

Shine Bright

Tonight is the longest night of the year – the winter solstice. A time to reflect on the past and a time to draw together in celebration. Creativity – and life – works better when you do both. If you feel like you’ve been running a marathon in place without getting anywhere, step off the… (read more)