My NAEA 2016 Debrief…

Did you miss attending the NAEA Conference this year? I almost did. Just two weeks before the event, I purchased my ticket after realizing that this might be the only chance... Learn More


Books to Understand Your Creative Journey

A few years ago, a good friend was collecting nuggets of advice for her daughter’s 18th birthday. She created an album and inserted notes from friends, relatives and loved ones.  I... Learn More


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What I learned in 2014

Lessons learned. Always good to reflect back and see what resonated with you most in the past year. Here are my biggies: 1. Despite feeling awkward and just plain silly, nothing... Learn More


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Favorite Posts of 2014

2014 has been a great year. That’s not to say that everything went swimmingly, but I crossed stuff off my bucket list and ended the year happy. This site has been a catalyst for... Learn More


Live the Life You Want (this recap is a tad long)

I just spent two days in San Jose at Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend. It was not a fireside chat with Oprah but rather one of ten thousand (mostly women)... Learn More


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Teaching Art and Motherhood

I received this question yesterday and it stuck with me. Some questions I answer back right away especially if it’s an easy answer regarding art supplies or an art lesson, but... Learn More


Art Inspiration from Alaska

To celebrate my 50th birthday (I need to start owning this number), Neil and I took the kiddos on a cruise to Alaska. Just saying those words makes me feel more... Learn More


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Spring Cleaning for your Art Studio (and mind)

I had every intention of sitting down this morning for a marathon session at my computer. Lesson plans, editorial calendars, blog navigation and a few pesky website glitches were on... Learn More


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Archiving Childhood Artwork

Any artwork that I did in elementary school art class is long gone. I remember a few projects very well, mostly the 3-D cities and marshmallow covered grapefruits that resembled... Learn More


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