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They are my favorites, dang it! The message of being true

There is a program on Instagram that will pick out your best posts of 2017. I fiddled around with it and it worked once. The second time it looped over and over saying my images were very large and to wait a moment. After waiting too many moments, I took the hint and walked away… Continue reading They are my favorites, dang it! The message of being true

being a sensitive artist

Feeling Frazzled when the World Goes a Little Crazy? Tips to get Grounded

I don't know about you but the last month has been crazy! If you are sensitive at all you've felt the collective angst and fear as it oozes through social media computer screens and into our homes. We've also had some chaos at home and within my family reflecting the world around us. Physically, it… Continue reading Feeling Frazzled when the World Goes a Little Crazy? Tips to get Grounded

being a sensitive artist · Being Creative · Blog Tuesdays

When the World Goes Crazy, Lighten the Load & Find What Fits

I have such the habit of piling it on. What is mine, what isn't mine, what is the collective mine, what is out there, what is not my responsibility...And I found myself overloading, again. My stomach goes on vacation without me and I get an headache as a big wakeup call that I've been carrying… Continue reading When the World Goes Crazy, Lighten the Load & Find What Fits

being a sensitive artist · Creativity and imagination · Reg Creative Tips

I’m not allowed to look at other artists, Being Authentic Part two

I'm blocked. I'm looking at Chapter 3 and it's coming to the home stretch of being able to submit it as a sample chapter, and the ideas aren't flowing. The irony of this is I just wrote about what to do to unblock in last week's post. But that's how it always works, whatever I… Continue reading I’m not allowed to look at other artists, Being Authentic Part two

Being Creative · Designing · The world of the imagination

The Goal is to be as Authentic as Possible, Part One

As I was writing in my Brain the other day (what I call my sketchbook notebook), I noticed that the underlying theme I was writing was about staying authentic, having that true voice in my creative work. The artists I admire so greatly all have such a unique style. (Think the late Dr. Seuss). They… Continue reading The Goal is to be as Authentic as Possible, Part One