plan a creative retreat

How to Plan A Creative Retreat

Have you ever thought about taking yourself on a little creative retreat? Maybe you can spare a couple of days away from home and treat yourself to some dedicated creative time. Or If you can’t afford to get away or have the resources to take a whole weekend, possibly you could create a day long Read More

Six Ways to gofrom

Six Ways to go from Busy to Creative

In this time and place where the answer the question,”How are you?” and “Busy” is the acceptable answer, there something wrong. Busyness has become a feeling rather than being something one is doing. I hear it all the time and have even done it myself without thinking. Someone asks How I am and instead of Read More

Four Poems

Four Poems to Inspire You

    Let’s gather by the golden, red fire in the early morning, before dawn breaks through. While the madness of sleep still inhabits our minds. Time to dance before the flames, heal our younger selves, while laughing and singing, wildly spinning around the circle, howling like wolves under the moon. Medicine women, with the Read More

magnetic poetry

Ten Minute Tuesday: Magnetic Poetry.com

Welcome to April, National Poetry Month. It is also National Letter writing month but I will bring that up again in another post. I want you to play today. Have you ever seen the magnetic poetry kits for sale, usually  in gift shops or little off the wall places. I used to collect the kits. Read More

Fika Tuesday

Ten Minute Tuesday: Introducing “Fika”

“Fika is Swedish for a coffee break that’s more about socializing than drinking coffee. And something sweet is also welcome.” “Fika is much more than having a coffee. It is a social phenomenon, a legitimate reason to set aside a moment for quality time. Fika can happen at any time, morning as well as evening. Read More

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Five Lessons I have Learned about Creativity from Working with Children

Some of you may know, but many do not, I spent nearly twenty years working with children as an adult. That does not count the times, I babysat, mentored, peer-counseled, or tutored from the time I was eight years old. I have spent nearly most of my life working with children and teens in one Read More

My Favorite

My Favorite Daily Go-To’s

What are a few of my favorite things?  When the blocks come? When the interruptions reign? Here are a few of my favorite things. Here are five of my favorite go-to items that I use to boost my creative flow or give me a swift kick in the creative behind when I need it. Most of Read More

Friday DIY: Family Sand Bottles

A popular unification ceremony at weddings these days is to pour sand from two separate containers into a glass vase, sometimes shaped like a heart, or a cylinder engraved with the couples names and wedding date. I have also sen the ceremony done as kids are combined in a marriage. Recently, a good friend reunified Read More

DIY: Glue Batik Painting

I have seen several “fake” batiks on Pinterest. They were bright and colorful and used Elmer’s Glue as a resist instead of wax. I read a few of tutorials and felt ready to try. The following pictures describe my adventure through this process. The reason for some of my warnings comes from the mistakes I Read More

Photo Wednesday: Retreat

I crave to walk in green forests with canopies of leaves and needles floating above me; to feel the damp earth beneath my feet, smell redwoods, grasses, damp moss and dogwood around me. I long for the quiet breezes, rustling leaves, and falling needles upon the earthen bed. Birds twittering. Squirrels dropping nuts and oak Read More