The best thing about viewing art, or creating art is how it acts as a mirror to the soul. I believe no two people interpret art the same way. We each bring our own life experiences to viewing or creating art. Not only that, our reaction changes to the same piece of art when we […]
To beat procrastination you must first figure out where your fear lives. No fear = creativity and freedom to explore. The fear of mistakes is a common obstacle. In my zentangle workshops I explain one of the principles: there are no mistakes. If you go in a direction that you did not intend, you go […]
One of my core values is living a creative life. It takes many forms, not just putting paint to canvas, but also in the way I structure my day. Freedom is also another very important value. Without freedom I think it would be harder to live a creative life. I have been fortunate to have […]
I make mistakes all the time. I forget. I lose items. I hurt people’s feelings. The problem comes when we don’t learn from these experiences. This is especially true in any kind of creative process. It’s the best time to step back and notice what worked, what didn’t and what we can do next time.
We all have comfortable and easy-to-fall-back-on areas in our lives. This is true whether they are our favorite foods, clothes, friends or creativity. And then there are the areas that we have more difficulty with. These can be activities we resist because we believe the stories we tell ourselves about how hard it is. I have two examples to share with you. Comfortable for me: a dry […]