What Do You Hope To Get Good At?

What Do You Hope To Get Good At?

Back in December, 2017, I participated in a study for a new book. I had been following professor and author, Cal Newport and his concept of “Deep Work”- the idea that we can only create and study things in a deep way when we clear away our distractions and...
Handmade Paper on the Art Desk

Handmade Paper on the Art Desk

My Art Desk Today: Josh came home last week and said” Oh, you made paper!” Yes, I dug out the tubs and pulp and got to work. The call was too great. I had been dreaming of crows, and I kept seeing them in handmade paper. So it had to be. My plan for today...
Art Desk Day 5

Art Desk Day 5

It has been a busy weekend here, as I run a Yoga Teacher Training and it is YTT weekend. So- not a lot of art making. But I did start a landscape view of Mt. Ascutney from my neighborhood before the weekend. Working with the snow will be an interesting challenge. I...
My Art Desk: Day 3

My Art Desk: Day 3

Today I worked on another floral. I returned to the thought “Maybe florals are not for me…” Not sure why I feel moved to work on florals. Maybe I just long for flowers and color. I then had the vision to use some collaging paper and see if that...
Creative Sanctuary

Creative Sanctuary

Sometimes we make a decision, and the subsequent events from that decision create a new course for our lives. When we sold our second house almost one year ago, little did I realize the effect it would have on my creativity. Naturally, all art making was put on hold...
The Request

The Request

Elizabeth Gilbert shares a concept on inspiration in her amazing book “Big Magic“.  She writes that we are not the creators of ideas, but that they exist in their own time as their own entities and they seek us out for their manifestation. What a wild...