I help others become more themselves through creativity.
I LOVE watching painting demos online. Just ordinary everyday artists in the groove, making it happen--it's fun to watch because I love seeing new techniques, hearing their commentary and listening to how they end up making the choices they make. Kind of like life, the journey is the best part. I feel like no matter how long I've painted or what I've learned, there's always more to know and painting demos help me get there! Anyway, so after watching a looooot of demos, I decided to try to make one myself. And you know what? It was so much fun. [...]
Painting and collaging and playing with my supplies have been my favorite thing to do for a looong time now. In my down time, it's always been such a great way to unwind and get lost in my thoughts, just playing around and seeing what shows up. Then I had a baby. Whoa nelly! My down time totally disappeared + it's been quite hard to get back to that relaxed state of creating. I kind of lost myself in the time when I was adjusting to motherhood and trying to figure out the new version of who I was. [...]
Does the creative process elude you? I remember when I started taking my painting class, my teacher spoke about his creative process and how it was an integral part of producing actual work. Because let's face it, even when you have the time to sit and get to work, the inspiration isn't always there. This is where the creative process can jump start things! Most days I have to refer to a few tricks to make the most of my time when I'm trying to get in the zone. It wasn't so obvious to me what my process was in [...]