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.
So why is taking time off so good for our creative brain? Even if you don’t THINK that you are creative… you are. In whatever job you have, you think in a creative way, come up with solutions to problems, find patterns. Those are all creative ways of thinking. Our capacity for output is only as good as our input. We spend so much time working and thinking about work that our brains get overloaded with information. Everyone needs a different amount of free time for their brain to sort through all of that information, but everyone does need some time.Read More