Art, Visual, or Creative Journaling?

Ready to do some artful journaling?  Wait. What? You can't because you're not a trained artist?  Well, that's okay.  Me neither.  😉 Commonly called Art Journaling, putting colors and words on a page to express what's on our minds is a way to creatively say what we need to say - even when we don't … Continue reading Art, Visual, or Creative Journaling?

It Happened that Thursday

Thursday, October 19, 2017.  3:22 PM. The cheery jingle of an arriving text message caused no alarm. Just another afternoon heading home from campus. Youngest sister checking in. I glance at the phone while the car cools down. Falling below 80 degrees in October is always the hope by Floridians, but jack-o-lanterns turning mushy in … Continue reading It Happened that Thursday

Writing Short(ly)

How many words does it take to tell a story? One could argue that using fewer words conveys more meaning and requires more thinking. Brevity is king. In fact, many writers prefer to tell stories in short form, guiding the reader on a literary journey - in 100 or fewer, 50 or fewer, only six … Continue reading Writing Short(ly)

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 … Continue reading Ten Tips: Keeping Art Brushes, Sponges, and Stamps Usable

The Counting Game….

  chicken Crystal Light cat food coffee creamer Creating my list for a quick stop at the grocery store is a mental game for me: Make a mental list. Repeat it a few times out loud. Count the items. Keep the numbered items in my head. Enter the store. Go to it! I'm sure people wonder why … Continue reading The Counting Game….

Grammar Gremlins, Shoddy Spelling, and Cantankerous Typos

We're often told first impressions matter. What does a first impression say about you and your business? Business owners and fellow bloggers/artists/writers/creative types, could grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, and unnoticed typos be sending a message you didn't intend? I enjoy wordplay - crafting narrative text - creative messages and stories from found words and ideas that roll around in my head {or smack me when I least expect it}.  I … Continue reading Grammar Gremlins, Shoddy Spelling, and Cantankerous Typos