Blue Dog Therapy

Blue Dog Therapy

How a painting exercise became Blue Dog Therapy: Yesterday we painted in the style of George Rodrigue and his blue dogs. It became a form of therapy because depending on where you start, just putting marks onto a blank canvas […]

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That Awkward Phase of Becoming…

That Awkward Phase of Becoming…

  That awkward phase of becoming. I know I want to be…an artist, an entrepreneur – fill in the blank with your own desire of becoming. But know this: knowing whom you want to become is one thing, transforming into […]

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Loss – Mourning Season Begins

Loss – Mourning Season Begins

  Mourning season is not the same as allergy season. Mourning is an extended period of time spent experiencing pain and sorrow after a loss. Losing a significant loved one is a major loss. Mourning through loss can turn up […]

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Knitting Infidelity and WIPs

I started a new knitting project yesterday. The good news is that I also finished one (Granito). Well, I completed the knitting part and sewed in all the ends. The final bit, giving it a steaming or a gentle bath […]

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Small Paintings with Big Words

Last week I spent a few delightful hours painting words or mantras in the studio. I aim to do more of that this year. These will be smaller “paintings” to explore design, composition, color, and technique. Putting an encouraging word on top […]

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2017 Word of the Year

2017 Word of the Year

I spent a quiet Tuesday morning choosing my 2017 Word of the Year. I had wanted to do this around New Year’s Day, but already this year is proving to be full. However, it’s never too late to find a […]

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Vision Boards – a tool for your dreams

Vision Boards are a tool to represent your dreams, goals, or ideal life. It uncovers or refines vague ideas about who you want to be, and things you want to do or have. Images you choose to put on your […]

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Mandalas – A Meditative Practice

Mandalas can be a meditative practice for people like my friend Deb. Her mandalas are some of the best I’ve seen. I’ve even seen her take notes at a meeting that end up in the form of a mandala. Me? […]

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What If…Poured Acrylic Skin

I confess. I love to dawdle with my iPad in the mornings before getting up to start the day. Sometimes I play a few games, sometimes I check in with several blogs I follow, and sometimes it’s Pinterest, Ravelry, or […]

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Doodling & Zentangling for Attention

I’ve been doodling a lot lately. It’s a good thing. Doodling helps keep me focused in meetings or in class. I’m actually more apt to speak up in class when I doodle so it doesn’t look like I am not […]

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