Art Explorations, Life Inspirations

The Ergonomics of being Creative

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

Art Explorations, Creative Projects, Life Inspirations

The seasons of creative expression

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

Kitchen Creations

Snow-day baking; Peanut Butter Twist cookies

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 one of two… Continue reading Snow-day baking; Peanut Butter Twist cookies

Art Explorations, Life Inspirations

Is being artistic genetic?

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?