Continuing my series in February, this post highlights seven women artists who have really made an impact in my life, one way or another. I hope they bring you the same level of inspiration! You can follow my Pinterest Board about them HERE. Or click on any link below to learn more. Feb. 8th: Maya … Continue reading Women Artist Crushes: Week 2
"I Had a Dream I Once Was a Flower." 30"x40" acrylic & mixed media on canvas. SOLD What originally started out as a Kabloom piece slowly transformed into a dreaming mermaid. She was a lot of fun to create, and a big challenge. Working on this piece made me realize how much I need my … Continue reading I Had A Dream I Once Was a Flower
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.