• Art,  Creativity,  Process

    A Mixed-Media Face in 18 Ingredients

    I was asked recently during a Mixed-Media Faces How-to virtual workshop, “Okay, so we made a basic face with our pencil, but how do we make it ‘mixed media’?” Great question! Answer:  Add everything you want and then a bit more… Really! And so we did. From floral repurposed paper napkins and scrap paper with mathematical calculations that inspired tissue…

  • Creativity,  Life,  Poetry,  Process,  Writing

    Blackout Poetry: Finding Stories in the Words

    Imagine looking at a page full of words and seeing a story begin to appear. That’s what happens with blackout poetry. It’s the story you tell from the words already told… mostly. Let me show you what I mean…. Here’s how to create your own blackout poetry: Gather your supplies: a page from a book, newspaper, or magazine a permanent…

  • Life,  Process,  Writing

    They’re Back!

    The voices, that is. Finally!   NOTE:  I started this blog post on February 7, 2016, but never shared it. Not sure why not(?), but here it is…. celebrating the return of the voices in my head. What an awesome feeling it was!   Feb 2016:  If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you know that I suffered through…

  • Art,  Life,  Truth,  Writing

    COVID-19 and Staying Connected

    How did we get to this strange and unfamiliar place in our history? I remember reading about pandemics in high school in the early ’80s. It was a vague concept in which a lot of people got sick and died. During those times, the sickness took over. Now here we are. 2020. By all accounts, the numbers of death and…

  • Creativity,  Process,  Tuesday Tip

    Read. Think. Sleep. Repeat.

    Do you read? A lot? A little? Not at all? Many people I know, do not. Or do very little. Or do only for daily tasks (e-mails, road signs, contracts, notes from kids’ school, etc…). But wait. You’re reading this. Just sayin’…. According to Mr. Warren Buffett, reading a lot helps make us smarter. My takeaway when I read his…