Creating with courage

Creating with courage

“I’m sorry. I tried for so long to belong. To be as they needed me to be. Now, I wish to be myself.” ~ Ana, “The Book of Longings” Last week, I got together with some friends from work and led them in an art project. We used modeling...
Hidden fairy roll top desk

Hidden fairy roll top desk

One of my life rules is that I don’t pick up old furniture that people have left by the curb. But when I saw this roll top desk in a neighbor’s garbage last fall, it called out to me. I had just finished painting the mandala picnic table, and I thought it...
Mandala painted picnic table

Mandala painted picnic table

Gather + Create That should be my tagline! I have only had one regret about the picnic table that I painted a few years ago and wrote about here. My husband built it in our yard, and I enjoyed having it down there. But I’ve often wished I could move it onto our...
Reflecting on 2020 in my art journal

Reflecting on 2020 in my art journal

At the end of every year, I like to take time to reflect on the highs and lows of the previous year. It’s fun to look back at memorable events, my reading list or any new adventures. Of course, doing this for 2020 required even more introspection than usual. The...
Creating a life map

Creating a life map

Have you ever thought about how all of the twists and turns you have taken in life have led you to the place you are today? What were the consistent ideals and interests in your life that led you to choose one path over another? And now that you know what happened...