5 Creative Warm Up Exercises I Do When All Energy Is Gone

Travel restrictions started to hit hard towards the middle end of March. Since my work is mostly travel, I knew it was going to affect me in a huge way. I wasn’t wrong. Thankfully, my company pivoted, and I transitioned into a work from home position. There was a silver lining to all of this. No travel meant more time at home which meant more time for creating! What a relief. With everything going on: in the world, in the nation, in the state, in the community, in the circle of family and friends all over the place and then … Read More

Paint a Spring Flower Bouquet in Less than 30 Minutes

When I was a teenager, my grandfather spent a lot of time with me, giving me pointers and tips on how to draw. As I look back, I wished we’d spent more time going over the finer techniques of creating gorgeous landscapes, cityscapes and beautiful scenes. I have so many questions. How did he create crowds of people who looked so lifelike, but didn’t have so much detail? How does one do that? How does one create the waterways of Venice or the scene of a side street in Paris or the color-drenched homes and stone walkways of Bruges? I … Read More

20 Ways to Create More in 2020

Many times, my creative habits go up and down depending well…on all sorts of things. This year, in 2020, one goal is to paint more consistently. There are so many benefits to painting. When I don’t do it, I miss it. My mind wanders throughout the day to a canvas half-finished on the painting table. So how can I become more habitual about painting? Well, there are other things in my life that have become habits. I took some ideas from what I’m doing in those areas, like exercise and writing and relationships that are going well. I didn’t used … Read More

New Art to Start 2020 With!

 The fun thing about a new year is the planning and creating of new art collections under my art design name, The Creative Season. There are new projects and collections I’m so excited to share with you, but it’s a little early yet… So for now, here are two brand new paintings for the new year. Both are full of color and lots of anticipation. And that is the name of the first painting, ‘Anticipation.’ It’s been my heart’s desires to get married and have my own family for many, many years. I don’t know why what a normative experience … Read More

Host a Fun & Easy Vision Board Party with Friends

Vision Board, Mind Map

If you are coming to this post anytime of the year, it’s never too late (or early) to create a vision board. I usually create a board for my business at certain times of the year (usually in the spring when I’m starting to get a feel for the direction the year is taking) Creating a vision board is not just for the new year. It’s a fun project all year around. Some people use the words vision boards and mind mapping interchangeably. In one of her recent newsletters, Lisa Messenger, author of several books and founder of the Collective … Read More