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20 Minutes Of Creating Challenge

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. [...]

The Creative Process: What Works For Me

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 [...]

Abstract Painting Art In Progress: Let Joy Be Your Guide

When I first started working on this one, I only had a few minutes to put some paint on paper, so I was pretty hasty in my technique.  I threw some colors down and moved it around and needless to say, my lack of focus (and time) showed up in what I created. I ended up kind of hating it and because of that, this page stayed quiet for at least a month, maybe more. *Ugh*  I just couldn't figure out how to attack it again because it was so choppy looking to me and I didn't love the color [...]