• Art,  Creativity,  Lists,  Process

    Ten Tips: Keeping Art Brushes, Sponges, and Stamps Usable

    One of the things I learned from our first Creative by Discovery Mixed-Media Art Party was that sharing tips I’ve learned about the process in the past three years is a “how-to” I can gladly contribute. Here are a few things learned along the way…. Ten tips for keeping brushes, sponges, and stamps usable… (because it gets expensive replacing them!): Do not…

  • Art,  Creativity,  Life,  Stories from the Art

    Of Stories and Strangers…..

    A few months ago, a fellow IG creative reached out to me and said she’d like to share some of the many vintage postage stamps she has. I was elated! Of course, thank you. But why me? On most accounts, one would say we’re strangers. Over the next week, as we were dealing with Hurricane Irma here in Florida, Dee and I corresponded back and…

  • Life,  Process

    Build it. Write it. Paint it. They will Come.

    Remember that movie, Field of Dreams, and the oft-quoted line: If you build it, he (they) will come? How many times have you used that sentiment in your own life? Yep. Me, too. So here goes…. To make the Tax Lady happy last year about this time (or, at the very least, to keep her from scowling at me), I promised to increase…