Category Archives: Inspiration

Making Your Creative Mark — A Book Review

I recently received a review copy of Eric Maisel’s new book Making Your Creative Mark: Nine Keys to Achieving Your Artistic Goals and I wanted to share with my creative friends. Eric agreed to answer a few questions for me, so be sure to check out his mini-interview at the end of this post. (I…

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Creativity Streaks

Yesterday I promised that today’s blog post would actually BE about something. I really shouldn’t have done that, because now the pressure’s on! For the first few days, I confess, I will be blogging just to be blogging! Since it’s been so long since I’ve blogged with any regularity, I need to build up momentum…

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CitraSolv Experiment!

I’ve been wanting to play with CitraSolv and National Geographic magazines for years now, but I’ve had a hard time finding this yummy smelling, natural cleaner. I’ve looked everywhere! Amazon finally started carrying it, so I ordered some recently. I bought the small bottle because I didn’t know how much I’d actually need, or whether…

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I’m A Late Bloomer!

My friend, Teresa, over at I’m a Late Bloomer, featured my story over at her site today. I’m honored to be a part of her late bloomer bouquet! She posted the “cliff notes” version — here’s the whole thing!  I’ve always kind of envied people who knew from childhood what they wanted to be when…

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CREATE Irvine, Part One

I recently spent six days at CREATE Irvine, one of the art retreats put on by Cloth Paper Scissors each year. It was my first art retreat and I had sooo much fun! I hope I can do it again next year. I met lots of really nice people, including my roommate! Carol and I…

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I Heart Books!

I absolutely love books. Especially art books, with their colorful illustrations and pages of inspiration. And, I’m a bit of a collector. Put the two together and you can imagine what that means to my house! Some of these books were Christmas gifts; others are the fruit of Amazon’s pre-order and Gold Box programs. And, I was lucky enough to catch…

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Word of the Year — 2012

It’s a new year, so you know what that means: New Years’ resolutions! A lot of people are skipping those resolutions this year in favor of setting an intention of a single word to represent what they want to embody for the upcoming year. I’m not sure where this idea originated, but I first heard…

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An ArtFire Collection — A Little Experiment

I have an empty shop over at ArtFire. I’m planning to get a few things listed in the next couple of weeks. I thought I’d start a new feature: Once a week, I’ll put together an ArtFire Collection (kind of like an Etsy Treasury) and post it here. That way you can see some of…

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Hope For Creativity

I am working on a piece for Hope For Creativity, a youth-powered organization in Massachusetts that supplies homeless children with art supplies. The piece I am making is for a fundraiser that they are having in October. I’ve never donated a piece for a charity auction, so I’m very excited. The piece is supposed to…

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Progress!

First of all, I hope all my American friends had a wonderful Labor Day Week-end. I enjoyed the extra day with my husband, even though we didn’t do anything really special. Just hung out and spent time together. Traditionally, we head to his parents’ house for a cook-out, but that just wasn’t in the cards…

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