It's all about the brushes and scissors and glue. But the what they don’t tell you about in “creative school” is your hands and neck and back. Conversation with myself: ME: Yes, yes, yes…color swirling, this way, blend, right-angles, numeric calculations, cut here, scrunch there… MYSELF: Ouch, no, dang it thumbs, ugh, no, bad neck… Continue reading The Ergonomics of being Creative
Bored, disgusted, frustrated, worn out and annoyed—there comes a time when we need to re-set the way we live our life. Perhaps we tried this in January with good intentioned resolutions but statistics say that most of us have already failed and dropped out. The problem with a “resolution” is that it is an intention… Continue reading Re-set
Yin and yang. In and out. Up and down. There are equal opposites in every part of life that flavor and sweeten each other with the anticipation of the change. For what would the coming of autumn be without the memory of spring? Thusly, there are seasons in the life of an artist. Creative expression… Continue reading The seasons of creative expression
When was the last time you had a really good peanut butter cookie? Really nutty, totally satisfying, not the bland-fake-beige-too sweet version? It took some creativity but my daughter came up with this very unusual version of peanut butter cookies that have a healthy twist. I am never going back. Happy baking...day one of two… Continue reading Snow-day baking; Peanut Butter Twist cookies
In my humble career as a visual artist and colorist, I continually hear the reluctant statement from others longing to pursue some form of art, “But I am not creative like you.” That statement begs the question, is being creative-artistic genetic, or is it a learned discipline just any other activity? A lot has been… Continue reading Is being artistic genetic?