Flashback Friday - The Creative Power of Love and Support

Awww.... this post was 6 1/2 years ago and I feel the same way!

Today is my 11th wedding anniversary! Yea!
I just wanted to take a moment to thank my spectacular husband for all of the creative juice he gives me. It makes a huge difference for me to have the unconditional love and support of my partner.

He allows me to explore and experiment with whatever my current whim is and never crushes an idea...no matter how weird it might seem. (and I have tested that)

He provides a safe environment for me to flourish and grow as an artist.

My art comes from a place of love and he is a big reason why.

Slow Down and Enjoy Your Craft

Take a deep breath, have a cup of tea, light a candle...
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Often I can find myself rushing through projects with my sights set on the next thing on my list instead of being present to what is actually in my hands.

Sometimes that is ok...sometimes I need to just plow through several things sort of like cleaning out my engine or when you have to turn the can of spray paint over to clear the nozzle.

But generally I believe that it is better to be more deliberate and in tune with the present moment, especially creatively.

There are those times where I am totally aware of everything around me... the way things feel, look, smell and that's when I feel a connection between my art and my self.

This picture makes me smile whenever I see it. Our dog, Nilak, runs so fast she is like a blur. I don't want to power through my life like that. I want to experience my life.

Natures Beauty

are a proud assertion 
that a ray of beauty 
out-values all the utilities of the world.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Flashback Friday - Vegas, Baby - An Inspiring Destination

You never know where you will find inspiration.

From my Archives:

On a recent trip to Las Vegas I was reminded about how much creative inspiration can be found in that special city...not generally what it's known for.

I grew up there and now as an adult it is so obvious what a huge influence the fantasy and drama of Vegas had on me both creatively and artistically.
My love of color, being drawn towards over scale, over the top design and of course my need for sparkle and glitter.

I think it's easy to forget that each person has such different life experiences and that they can be expressed through their art or craft. That each is important and valuable...but different.

On this trip, being surrounded by all of that "theater" made me want to rush home and create ANYTHING!


Opportunity is missed by most people 
because it is dressed in overalls 
and looks like work.

- Thomas Edison