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Why It’s Great to Be Imperfect

Why It’s Great to Be Imperfect

Tweet {flickr photo} “Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.” ~ Harriet Braiker It could be hilarious that I’m the one to write this post. After all, I’ve been known to discard drawings and crumple up grade school art projects because it […]

Creative Friday: Coral Necklace

Creative Friday: Coral Necklace

Tweet I traveled to Greece, Mendocino, California and Arizona and brought back this little ditty of inspiration. I love ocean inspired things and seeing red coral always brings back the fresh, tropical, sea style I’m drawn to. In Arizona, I noticed a lot of women […]

Crafty Fridays: Spring is Here!

Crafty Fridays: Spring is Here!

Well almost. Whenever the sun peeks out from the clouds, I feel like rejoicing the end of a long winter and celebrating spring, which to me symbolizes hope.

One thing that’s helped me to shake off the last shot of winter blues is to paint. After my husband gave me these yellow daisies for Valentine’s Day, I was inspired to imbue my own living room with a shot of color. Just like those new spring Target commercials I’m loving. Anyone else stop fast forwarding the DVR when you see those colorful commercials?

Anyway, as you can tell I’ve been enamored with photography lately, but still have a special place in my heart for painting. Here’s my latest craft to celebrate the start of spring and the weekend. Hurray!

It’s adding a pop of color in our home and for that reason I’m fancying it quite a bit.

What my husband likes best about this little painting is the unintentional 3D effect I created on the canvas. With no training, I can’t say I did it on purpose. But I always love and am grateful for serendipitous moments like that.

Working on anything you’re proud of lately? 

Whether it’s getting in your minimum word count, exercise count, or you finally did something you’ve put off for weeks, let’s be happy and crazy and celebrate our latest endeavors here.

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What’s Scary About Being Creative

What’s Scary About Being Creative

Tweet  {Thanks @kristinoffiler for your Facebook comment that inspired this 4:06 pm in the afternoon spontaneous post!} I was rambling on Facebook yesterday about more things I fear. Maybe it’s Halloween that’s started the domino affect or the several hours a day I spend reading […]

Creative Friday: I’m Not Creative

Creative Friday: I’m Not Creative

Tweet I’m a big believer in the power of words, which probably doesn’t come as a surprise to you since I’m a writer. But this might. I’ve only recently begun to unwrap the layers of meaning behind the words. Meaning like: “I’m not a creative […]

Creative Friday: Baking Words

Creative Friday: Baking Words

Anyone ever peruse their old docs just for the thrill of it? To reconnect with the you that wrote those words? Or review an old photo to remember what you were feeling when you captured that shot?

Or am I just the only dork that does that?

Lately, the one thing that I’ve been creating a lot of is words on a canvas and capturing a few photos along the way.

For my Creative Friday task, I’m sharing a vintage poem ala 2007 and a modern photo I took in Mendocino weeks ago.

Hope you like it!

Awaking to the thought

That everything around me

Is an untouched painting

And the people who laughed and crowd me

Just characters in my own working play

The birds that startled me

Just songs to an unheard melody

All my own creations

Waiting to be born on a productive day.

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You Have My Permission…

You Have My Permission…

Tweet One thing we forget when we get to be adults is that we always knew what we wanted to be when we grew up. And we already lived the life that we dream of. There was a time when we were kids when the […]

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