Imagine – Face the Mountain

Exercise #1 in Stage Seven of the Creativity Journey – Trust Your Voice Close your eyes and imagine yourself facing the great obstacle of your journey. Enter the clearing and look up at the mountain that looms before you. Come to an edge where the land drops off below you into a deep chasm. Imagine […]

Trusting Your Creative Voice

Stage Seven of the Creativity Journey – Trust Your Voice I wish I could tell you that once you begin to hear your authentic voice and start to walk the path that has been laid specifically for you, the hard part is over and the journey becomes easy. In some ways it does. Knowing your […]

dock in a mountain lake on a summer day

Act – Daily Quiet

Exercise #4 in Stage Six of the Creativity Journey – Rest and Listen In this second half of your creativity journey, it’s time to begin developing your creative practice. First step? Add some daily quiet. This is your practice so think about what form you want your quiet to take. Perhaps you are meant to […]

Creative Play Newsletter – Make a New Plan

This month in the Facebook group I have started talking about what happens when life interrupts your plans. I was delayed in posting as I regularly do because COVID finally hit our house in late April. Thankfully, it was uneventful for us, but the things on the To Do list did not get done and […]


Creative Play Newsletter – Light it Up

I missed my newsletter deadline because something’s been percolating in my brain and I wanted to let it finish brewing. I wrote last month about how creating helps fill the holes in our souls, but it goes deeper than that. This post is about to veer into woo-woo or feminist screed territory so if that […]

thread painted photo of yellow flowers in Caribbean

#StoryBehindtheArt – “Hanging”

I suppose that the title of this piece should really be “Hangin’” with a casual dropping of the G. It does refer to the way the flowers seem to be just hanging from the plant, but it is sort of a double entendre because I took the photo while we were “hanging” by the pool. […]

Creative Play Newsletter – Creating a Vision

In last month’s newsletter, I wrote about hearing in a podcast, “when you start thinking about it, it’s time,” meaning that when an idea comes into your mind and keeps pestering you, it’s time to get started on it. But, what if you don’t know exactly what “it” is? What if you just sort of […]

cyanotype print of two maple leaves

Creative Burnout Update

In my last newsletter post, I wrote about the need to process the pandemic and for me, to address the impact that it had on my creativity. I was feeling guilty about even considering the impact of the pandemic on my life because I am someone with immense privilege for whom the pandemic was not […]

Arlington Open Studios TODAY

Arlington Open Studios is STREAMING LIVE today! Catch me in my studio at 1:00 PM ET. Use the links below to join: Facebook YouTube For more information about Open Studios and links to the online gallery and marketplace, see the Arlington Center for the Arts.