The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron is one of those books I have heard about from just about every creative guru, from writers to painters to belly button lint weavers. It’s like the Bible for artists or something. So of course, I never read it. It came out in the early 90’s, which was probably […]
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Move over Zentangle and make way for stained glass art!
Read More My Glass Journey
Going through my photos from 2018 has reminded me of how many good moments we had throughout the year, and how much I have to be grateful for. The year kicked off in a dark place with Mom’s cancer diagnosis, but after chemo, surgery and radiation (and now oral chemo), we can see the light […]
Read More 2018: A Visual Montage
I haven’t felt much like writing lately. I have felt more like burrowing deep into my home and not coming out for an indeterminate amount of time. I suppose we could blame my melancholy on the time of year, although I am hyper-aware that each successive morning and evening is a little brighter than the […]
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California recap – continued from my last post. Saturday morning, I woke up and hit the trail. I had my eye on it all week, as it was right across the street from the hotel. Dave and I walk on the rail trail near us quite often, so I thought it would be cool to […]
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After a good month of not doing any Zentangles, I finally spent some time over the weekend making a couple. Usually I just draw them in black ink and then use a pencil to shade and add some depth, but I decided to experiment with color again. I love color, but sometimes I find it […]
Read More My Happy Place
I would never admit to having too many creative outlets – to me there is no such thing. My struggle is finding the time to do them all.
Read More Write or Draw or Paint?
I’m not one to wish the days away, but going back to a full work week after two nice, long holiday weekends is rough. Last night I gave my 6th Toastmaster speech. I might be starting to get the hang of it. I spent a ton of time preparing a PowerPoint presentation to accompany my speech, […]
Read More It’s Only Tuesday
Hello! I made it safely to Austin. I am going to try to make this quick, as I’ve been up since 4 am. Really, that’s only an hour earlier than usual wake-up time but somehow it seems extreme. I always feel a bit degraded when I go through security. Shoeless, belt less (which for me […]
Read More Austin Trip, Day 1
Two things I have been getting right lately are that I’ve been meditating each morning and I’ve started Zentangling. Whatsy-tangling, you ask? Zentangling. I first heard about it sometime last year, when my friend Kristina posted some of her drawings online and mentioned that she had been doing it to relieve stress. I was immediately jealous that […]
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