Don’t tell me. Show me.

I find it hard to update here when I'm working on my novel. So much of my energy is directed at just getting the words on the page. But I often have moments of wanting to talk about the process of writing, and this feels like the right place to do it. Especially if any... Continue Reading →

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Pictures in my head

Ideas for a possible future painting…

2013

I read this a few weeks ago and decided it would be a good exercise to reflect upon 2013 so that I may have a fresh outlook for 2014. 25 Questions to Ask Yourself Before the End of 2013 1. What am I most proud of this year? Making decisions based on what is right... Continue Reading →

I am impressed with this very articulate and simple way of looking at creative process. I continue to encounter and identify my obstacles to creating a routine or habit. I think looking at my blog as a source of accountability will be a helpful antidote to my incredible aptitude for making excuses. One can hope anyway!

Studio Mothers: Life & Art

Sometimes creative angst gets the better of us. How often do you find yourself thinking “I don’t have enough time,” or “My work’s not good enough,” or “I’ll never reach my creative goals”? Here are four simple ways to avoid those minefields and stay focused on what really matters: your creative work.

1. Turn rejection into affirmation. With practice, you can reframe rejection so that it actually affirms your creativity, rather than causes injury. Here’s how. Simply put, you can’t get rejected if you haven’t had the courage to send your work out into the world. And you can’t send your work out into the world if you haven’t reached a level of completion and polish that makes you believe your work has legs. And your work can’t have legs if you haven’t put yourself at your desk or easel or studio bench and actually done the work, for however…

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