There have been some years where I could read over 20 books (I'm looking at you, 2014). Now that I have two children, work full time, discovered the NYTimes Crossword puzzle app, and struggle with my thyroid disease, reading is not the joyous past-time that it once was. But that doesn't stop me from trying! … Continue reading 2020 Reading
If you are looking for a unique accessory, I invite you to look at my Society 6 store. I have about 50 different designs with hundreds of different options. Phone cases! Can coolers! Backpacks! Wall clocks! Pillows! You name it. Here's a brief sampling: Phone Case Tote Bag Backpack
A few years ago, I wrote about applying for a dream job that I wanted SO BADLY but wasn't quite ready for. Partly because my children were still so young, and partly because I wanted to continue exploring my painting and writing path, which was just getting started. I didn't get the job, and was okay … Continue reading Life Is Funny…
In my beloved collection of autographed books is a small hand-crafted volume of poetry by Laura June. I received it back in 2010, and was immediately mesmerized, inspired, and blown away. What an amazing thing, to turn your work into something tangible. Back then I was busy running a business and taking care of my … Continue reading Mover & Shaker: Laura June Topolsky
A blank page can be intimidating. Hundreds of blank pages bound lovingly into a journal can be even more so! This weekend I'm presenting 30-minute workshops on how to get started with Art Journaling. It'll be a crash course, without much hands-on time, so I'll mostly be sharing resources and tools. Here are some: Tools … Continue reading Art Journal Prompts
Every month this year, in my art journal, I am getting specific on gratitude. In January, it was cozy little luxuries, and in February, I listed creative women who made an impact on my life. You can see that list HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE. In March, I decided to list BOOKS that I am … Continue reading March Gratitude: Books!
Thanks for stopping by! If you are here because you went to the E-Factory's "Business of Art" Q&A, welcome. One of the biggest factors for me gaining confidence as a creative was reading Austin Kleon's book Show Your Work! This tiny but powerful book is the best cheerleader you can ask for. Austin Kleon is … Continue reading Show Your Work
My studio is overflowing with giant pieces of paper that need good homes! The following are each $35, shipping included. Comment or message me ( n dot chilton at gmail dot com) to purchase. More to come!
I'm a bit behind sharing the female artists that I deeply admire. It was a fun project, and transcends into March, seeing as it's womyn HERstory month. Oh yeah, I went there. So without further ado... Feb. 22: Billie Holiday It's only been recently that I've learned to truly appreciate Holiday's music. My poor brain … Continue reading Women Crushin’…week 4
Each month this year I will pick a topic of gratitude and get specific. In February, it was women artists that I adore. Women who have made an impact in the arts, who have a story to tell against all odds, and put out breathtaking work of all media. Who are some of your favorites? … Continue reading Women Artists I Adore: Week 3