Courage To Be Still

Courage To Be Still

To me, Frida is a great representation of courage but when we hear the word courage we often think of action- brave action, take charge kind of action. Quitting the job, confronting that person, leaving that marriage, speaking in front of crowds, wielding a sword, leading troops into battle, saving a child from a burning building and yes, most certainly these things take great courage.

Handling Criticism & Art

Handling Criticism & Art

Today I wanted to pop in and share a video with you from a spontaneous Live Chat I had with the Studioworks Academy group! I felt compelled to jump online and discuss how to handle criticism in art making.

I hope this offers some support to you when dealing with this. I absolutely loved chatting with the group about living a creative life.

I'm In Process

I'm In Process

It took me a while but I’ve realized that for many years I drove myself to create constantly so I would have “something” to post on social media. Embarrassing to admit but the absolute truth. I found myself feeling rushed, competitive, anxious. Feelings I don’t enjoy.

The constant urge to be validated, to soothe my ever hungry ego. One more like. One more comment. My ego devoured each one, a momentary satisfaction, only to be left feeling empty once again.

A Watercolor Warmup

A Watercolor Warmup

I hope you are well! With Spring fast approaching, I’ve been noticing tiny blossoms beginning to bloom! I’ve also been noticing lots of beautiful floral watercolor creations in our community! I think there must be a connection right?!

So today, we wanted to share this lovely and inspiring “Watercolor Warmup” video from Natalie Mecham’s wonderful class - Wandering through Watercolor!

Share Your Voice Giveaway

Share Your Voice Giveaway

On Jan. 4th we launched our subscription membership and if I told you I wasn’t scared, I’d be lying. Like really scared!

By doing this, I stepped into expansion. I stepped into vulnerability and I edged ever closer to my fear.

The night before, as I tossed and turned, I kept thinking about words from Rebecca Campbell‘s book, Light is the New Black -“Jump and let the universe catch you.”

Creation & Destruction

Creation & Destruction

I’m excited and (crazy nervous) to share these videos with you today. Why? Well, they document one of my creative processes that went rather awry…like I totally had a meltdown and had to start over! It’s embarrassing in some ways but completely cathartic in others to just be OPEN about it and let you watch the whole thing unravel. LOL!

Winner - TAOS 2018

Winner -  TAOS 2018

Hello lovely readers, I hope your week is going along beautifully!

I wanted to announce today (a few days late! Sorry!!!) that the winner of the TAOS 2018 Giveaway is...