One of those days where I felt stretched in a million different ways. Do you ever get them? You know, the days where you’re running in 15 directions, and doing, doing, doing but nothing seems to ever be done? The ugly voice in your head tells you “you’re a failure…” but then you remember: … Continue reading Sometimes we need a reminder
I love Fairy-tales and Disney, so it was inevitable I’d attempt Snow White! In the first study, I was pleased with the apple, but not happy with bare composition. In this second attempt, I’m much happier with the background.
When it comes to the really important stuff – the stuff we want to do, that’s good for us, the stuff that’s really important in life – it always seems to come down to time. Between balancing motherhood, career, and creativity, I’ve learned a few things about how to make time for art. This series is… Continue reading Make Time for Art – Part 1
In the midst of a cold Illinois winter, I started craving spring so I worked on this. I played with the placement of the flowers and butterflies until I found the perfect arrangement. And for a little while, I forgot there was snow outside.
Stress relief isn’t just a nice-to-have for me. It’s literally about mental and physical survival. I’ve had more than a few doctors tell me “you need to lower your stress levels” over the years. They’ve told me to take deep breaths, try yoga or meditation, or take some time for myself. And I’ve usually managed… Continue reading How to Begin DIY Art Therapy