Each month this year, I am getting specific with my gratitude. It's harder than I thought! In January, I focused on hygge-based gratitude. Things that made me cozy and happy, and wouldn't you know it, each of the 31 items were pure luxuries that I hadn't really considered luxuries (warm socks, dinner by candlelight...because we … Continue reading February Gratitude: Artists I Adore, Week 1
It might seem intuitive to many, setting goals and achieving them. Make a list, check the task off, and you're done, right?
Every morning for the past few years, I've jotted a quick note of something I'm grateful for. It helps start the day on a positive note, and puts my mind somewhere cozier. This year, I decided to focus each month with a theme. Get really specific. Inspired by one of my Christmas presents, "The Little … Continue reading January Gratitude: Hygge
Every morning in January I wrote down a dream fragment. It makes no sense without context (and even if it had context, it's a dream, so probably very little sense could be made...). These fragments become poetic and visual, and inspiration for future projects. I'm inviting you to take a peek into this hidden world … Continue reading Dream a little dream…
Throughout 2017, I have been exploring visual representation of my vivid dream world, one that I have only, until recently, done through writing. Some days the works are representational, literal illustrations of what occurred during a dream. Others, such as in this series, are more abstract, conveying movement, emotion, and that frustrating feeling of grasping … Continue reading Familiar Stretches of Dream Highways
What a treat to start out this new year with a Q&A from Melanie Faith. A prolific author and photographer, she also teaches and inspires. I hope you enjoy! *** Current Location: Mercersburg, PA What did you want to be when you were little? I wanted to be a writer. I also thought about teaching, which … Continue reading Meet Author Melanie Faith
Does a blank page intimidate you? Do you feel a sense of pride when you hold something hand-made, or finish writing your deepest darkest thoughts into a diary? How do you feel when you use up all the ink in a pen, or trace your fingers along the spines of well-loved books? Do you daydream … Continue reading Art Journal Workshop
What do you get when you mix together sugar, spice, poetry and prose, a passion for creating, and whimsy? Elise Winn, that's what. Elise is a talented multi-tasker, teaching college courses, putting on literary programming events, baking, writing, and dreaming. She is everything I would aspire to be. I hope you enjoy her interview! … Continue reading “With Practice, I think I could make a pretty good pie lattice.” Q&A with writer Elise Winn.
I'm actually talking about literal movies-in-your-head-at-night dreams. What are they like? Do you remember them the next day? Head over to my Patreon page and answer my poll. Today at work, while chatting with my co-worker, I had to stop and pause. Did I already tell her that thing I meant to tell her? It … Continue reading Do you dream?
Do you remember the moment when you started a new project and had that a-ha moment, that "this is it, this is what I was born to do" feeling? For my sister Stephanie, it was the day she took her first quilting class. She has always been creatively driven, but it wasn't until a structured … Continue reading Heather Smith Jones