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Ten Minute Tuesday: The Artist Trading Card

It has been a while since I have posted a ten minute Tuesday. With Fall here and kids back to school, your ten minute Tuesdays will resume once more. Today’s activity was inspired by the artist trading cards I have been seeing on Pinterest a lot lately. Normally done with mixed media techniques that include Read More

flower chandelier

DIY: Make a Flower Chandelier in Six Steps

The weekend is here and I have the perfect DIY project just for you! This project has some great elements; fun, flowers, imagination, and a new twist on an old idea. ProFlowers has created a whole video tutorial on how to make a flower chandelier. I have seen different versions on Pinterest, often using silk Read More

love you notes

Ten Minute Tuesday: Love You Notes

When was the last time you decided to drop someone you care about a little love you note just to let them know you were thinking about them? Did you know that to write a quick note to someone to show you are thinking about them can take ten minutes or less, especially as part Read More

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

What I Know

What I know to be True

I have made no secret of how much I love a good TEDTalk. I find them educational and inspiring. The most recent inspirational talk I have heard was from this year, 2017 TED Conference. It was by Anne Lamott, well known in writing circles for her book Bird by Bird. In this particular talk, Ms. Read More

Ten Minute Tuesday

Ten Minute Tuesday: The Art Project

My creative premise has been and continues to be that you can use your creativity in ten minutes a day and still accomplish works of art or pieces of writing. I want to take you down the road of an art project done in ten-minute increments over the course of a couple of days. This Read More

Creativity

Ten Minute Tuesday: Creativity is Your Birthright!

Creativity is your birthright! You were born to be creative. There is no doubt about that. Just look at your body and the way that it heals itself each time…each time it has to mend something new or different or fight a new cold, it gets creative to heal you. Your mind is just as Read More

Over 100 Reasons

Over 100 Reasons to Write an “Open When” Letter

Last month, I wrote a post on Five Reasons to Write a Handwritten Letter. As someone who creates cards just for those occasions when handwritten letters are the most needed, I really feel that a handwritten letter says so much more than a text or e-mails can.  When was the last time you sent out a 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

Five reason handwritten note

Five Excellent Reasons to Write The Handwritten Letter

The handwritten letter…when was the last time you wrote one and sent it? When was the last time you received one. Guess what? Here is your chance. Starting April 1s,  it is not only national poetry month but it is also the beginning of national letter writing month. As someone who makes cards that are Read More