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The Inner Wilderness of Creativity

Canoe camping in the backcountry is always an adventure.  We had been away from it for a few years as our kids no longer fit with us in the canoe and it meant taking a second canoe and portaging it- with two kids who at that point were starting to say they were not interested. […]

Masking Strengths

Do you ever wonder about why superheros hide behind masks? Okay, I know, in part it is so that the villans don’t know who there are underneath, which could jeopardize their roles as heroes.  Another way to look at it is that it is their way of staying safe, of protecting themselves from attacks on […]

Peeks into Process

  Last week I put out an invitation to join me in a journey to #CreateEachDay, sharing your snippets of creation over on Instagram and in the Virtual Art Circle on Facebook (FREE to join).  Here are some peeks into my process of creating each day. As always, be sure to listen to your inner […]

Create Self-Love

  Want love? Create it! Sometimes we forget to give ourselves the much-needed messages of encouragement and love that we so easily give to our friends and loved ones.   Sometimes it is a matter of rewriting the scripts to undo old habits of negative self-talk that do not serve us.  Today make your Self a promise […]

Finding Your Voice

We all have a voice, a unique way of communicating to others who we are.  Like our fingerprint, each individual’s creative voice is unique. No two the same. Sometimes this is forgotten, traded in or pushed aside to conform with what we think people want, what we think is the norm, or with how we think we “should […]

Starting Fresh

This is my second time beginning to write this post.  My first draft I thought I had saved. I had taken a break, feeling stuck about what to say, and when I came back I could not find it- couldn’t even remember what I had called it! So I am starting fresh. Which seems fitting […]

Doodling Paves the Way

  To me, doodles are a wonderful way to access your personal symbology and inner world because we don’t have to think about doodling. Last year in October 2014 I started a “Doodle a day” challenge on this blog.  I had so much positive feedback and enthusiasm from those joining the challenge that I have […]

Inner Wise Self or Inner Critic?

From time to time my inner critic states her opinion on the task at hand. In the past I have given in, giving up on what I was doing as a result.  Then I became pretty good about listening to her without judgement for the most part and letting it slide.  Still these critical voices would come […]

Creative Determination

  This past Saturday I had the pleasure of guiding a group of muses in my Painting With Your Muse intuitive painting workshop. Each time I do this workshop I am in awe of the amazing muses who join me. If you don’t already know the muses I’m talking about are the inner muses of […]

I’m an Art Rebel

    The other week when I was dropping of some creative deeds for #creativedeed365 project, I left several around the restaurant we were eating at.  I figured the restaurant was full so why not? My eldest son laughed at me and called me an “Art Rebel” like some kind of Marvel superhero. At the time […]