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Finding Creative Time & Space

Finding Creative Time & Space – Rice Freeman-Zachery

Lost your artistic mojo? Not sure if you’re a “real artist”? It’s time to get back in touch with your creativity. Pour yourself a cup of tea and curl up with this video. Rice (said “REE-suhh”) Freeman-Zachery is a long-time friend and a continual inspiration. She’s found myriad ways to build her successful art career. …

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Notes from a KonMari Session - Tidying up!

Notes on Tidying Up – A First Pass with KonMari

Like many people, I’m working my way through “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up…” by Marie Kondo, also called the “KonMari” process. It’s about decluttering, and surrounding yourself only with things that bring you joy. The process has been astonishing, and I’m still early in the process. The following is this morning’s observation, which I …

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The Importance of Your Art

This is one of my favorite quotations about the importance of your art… expressing YOUR self in a way that is unique to you. Whether it’s through music, visual arts (including photography & coloring books), a garden that delights you, or a perfectly-tuned car engine… your expression is important.

What’s on Your Desk?

Following the lead by K. M. Weiland ( and encouraged by my friend Nanette Day  –  I’m sharing a completely un-staged photo of what’s on my computer desk this morning. (My current “art desk” is my bed. I have stacks of paper for drawing, plus a silverware drawer insert – $2 from IKEA, but you …

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