The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work. - Emile Zola Time away is a gift This year, being away for a whole month was a first for both of us. A month changes things, providing distance and perspective. It made me see I was in danger of filling… Continue reading Take Time To Enjoy the Gift
Drawing is first about taking something with all the senses, letting what is simply be as it is, without judging it. - Jeanne Carbonetti, The Yoga of Drawing" Call it what you will I love sketching. While it's a good creative warm-up, it's even better as an antidote to the distractions all around me. It… Continue reading Sketching to Experience the World
Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify. - Henry David Thoreau Simplify. Sounds so easy but here I am, once again, learning the lessons of simplicity. To ask myself if I really need to do ________(fill in the blank) or is it a distraction? Does this painting need this level of detail or… Continue reading Muse Flash: Simplify
I'm very excited about introducing you to this month's guest artist - Karen Richardson. I first met Karen Richardson when we visited her home during a Studio Tour and came away with one of her paintings. Later, I enrolled in her workshops and along the way discovered a good friend. Before my move to Nova… Continue reading Meet my creative friend: Karen Richardson
What does 'being creative' actually mean? Is it possible to be creative every day?