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

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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

writing retreat

Writing Retreat, Here I Come!

I am off to my lovely retreat that I attend each summer out by the Lost Coast of northern California. It is a delightful nine day writing retreat in the middle of nowhere where about 26 writers gather each summer to do what they love, write with their friends. The retreat has been around for Read More

Eight TEDtalks

Eight TEDTalks to Inspire Your Creativity

One of my favorite things to do lately is watch TEDTalks. I find them fascinating, informative and fun. In the last two weeks, I have watched 25 talks. There isn’t one yet that I haven’t taken something from. So today, I am bringing to you some of my favorite talks on creativity or that inspire Read More

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A Call to Face Failure

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” — Joseph Chilton Pearce If we are living a creative life, we will fail. We will make mistakes, a lot of them. We will stumble around not sure if it is right or wrong or feeling uncertain of our direction. But that’s 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

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

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DIY: Creating Leaf Poetry

This is a replica of a favorite project I did a while ago. I call it Leaf Poetry. Why? because you use the leaf templates or you can trace leaves and paint them anyway you desire. Then you are going to write some very simple poetry on your leaves. You can use as many leaves Read More