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
Every three or four years, I get antsy and desire a major change. If something BIG isn't in the works, I tend to get lazy, bored, unmotivated, fat, and depressed. As Wayne Campbell said, "For a whole year I thought I had mono. It turns out I was just bored." It's been almost three and … Continue reading Attack of the THINGS
November is National Write a Novel Month, and I'm loosely participating. I've had an idea for a middle reader story idea, and figured this would be the perfect push to get me started. We're almost two weeks into the month, and I've only written about 2,000 words. A typical middle grade novel is about 20,000 … Continue reading “I belong to this notebook and this pencil”
Tonight, a much-anticipated art exhibit is opening at our city's art museum. The artist is local, but internationally recognized, and one of my favorites. I've had the event marked on my calendar for months, but, as things often go in life, last-minute plans made it impossible to attend. With my husband in Washington, DC living … Continue reading The Creative Process is Brutal
"When you hit a wall, just kick it in." Patti Smith hinted that Sam Shepard gave her this advice, in her memoir "Just Kids." I love this. Must remember to include this in my daily mantras.
Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to have woken up, I am alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it, I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit … Continue reading Easier Said Than Done