Have you ever experienced a time in your life when the solution to a problem came to you so naturally and easily that it made you wonder "How did that even happen?" I'm sure you've also experienced plenty of times when you've been STUCK for hours, days and maybe years without a solution. Why does the creative muse only visit us when she feels like it? Isn't there anything we can do to make us more creative and come up with solutions faster? Most of the time, when I sit down to tackle a job I'm so focussed on getting it done that there isn't any room for the magic of the creative process.Read More
How can we use art (I mean any kind of creativity, not just drawing and painting) to access our emotions, get them out of our body and share them with vulnerability? The more we keep them inside, the more these feelings will come out in harmful ways such as damage to our body, inappropriate interactions with others or self-harm.Read More
This year I've been doing some reflecting but I've also been pretty busy working on a brand new adventure; putting my Finding Your Creative Voice Course online (set to launch March 9!). At first I was completely overwhelmed because the project seemed so large and I didn't even know where to begin. It was just a huge mess in my mind! I began to realize, I could either fight with this feeling and waist a lot of time and energy needing to perfectly understand and control every detail or I could just jump into the huge mess and play around.Read More
Whether you are just starting out in art or have been doing it a long time, the struggle is the same! How do we deal with that negative nagging voice in our own brain and get on with the fun part of creating?Read More
It starts with an inkling… an idea…what if I tried THIS? Maybe you want to try a new medium or you haven’t drawn in a really long time and feel like giving it a go. Maybe you saw an ad for a ceramics class and thought it would be fun. I believe that there is always a reason that we are drawn to try new creative things. Our Inner artist is always looking for new ways to be inspired. Even if you don’t feel like you are creative, there is a voice inside of you that wants to explore.