Determining The Value Of Your Art

Artists rarely accurately value their own work. It’s true.  I have yet to find an artist that feels they have reached a destination.  More commonly, great artists will arrive at a determined…

Creativity: Promptings Over Inspiration

Inspiration is fleeting and unreliable, but hearing the voice of God and His promptings can always be counted on. I can recall being a young writer and waiting for the mysterious and…

The Secret Place

I step into the rainforest of the Pacific Northwest. My senses come alive with the sights, smells, and the textures available to touch.  My soul exhales, and my heart expands. Surrounding me…

Creativity: Restoring the Heart Of Our Art

My twin nieces are 6 and my oldest niece is 9.  They have lived overseas all of their lives, and I am delighting in having them close to home for the last…

Creating Margin To Create

If you wait for inspiration to strike, you’ll never create.  In fact, if you wait for inspiration, none of your projects will ever seen completion. I learned quickly when I started painting,…

You Were Created To Create

If your Pinterest account is filled with Boards such as “Things To Create”, “Things To Try”, or “I Want To Make This”, you can join the thousands of men and women who…

3 Tips To Finding Your Creative Outlet

You have that itch to create something, but you’re unsure of what that something should be.  I’ve been there.  For most of my 20’s I had a consistent urge to do something…

Antiqued blooms and letting go.

It’s Sunday. A day of rest, reflection and quiet thoughts. Our hydrangeas were gorgeous this year. We planted them the year we moved into our home, shortly after our wedding. They have…

Productive Rest

We returned from our annual pilgrimage and photography workshop in the Canadian Rockies on Tuesday afternoon. On Wednesday morning my sweet husband went to do battle with United for our lost luggage.…