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?

Drawing Them Out: Faces Reveal Artist’s Growth

As 2018 unfolds, I've been reflecting on my creative journey. What began as art discovery (a form of therapy, if you will) during a difficult time in my life - personally and professionally - has developed into a way of living that is as necessary to me as breathing and eating. My head often feels … Continue reading Drawing Them Out: Faces Reveal Artist’s Growth

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

Our First Art Party is in the Books: Feedback + Lessons Learned

Sunday, February 25, 2018, RobinLK Studios hosted our first-ever Creative by Discovery Mixed-Media Art Party. Our project:   Mail Art Our party experience:   Wow, it was a LOT of fun!   My party experience: Wow, it was a LOT of fun and a LOT of work before and after, but very much worth it(!). Like any good … Continue reading Our First Art Party is in the Books: Feedback + Lessons Learned

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….

Life, This Morning…..

  Mortality Aging Living .... (!)   gnawing at me, whispering to me, . . . tapping      on          my               shoulder.    ~ RLK  2.28.17

Underpants and the Art Studio…. {a Little 411 Fun}

Artists call it underpainting: a layer of paint that goes on first, as a base coat, to provide a foundation for finished work, adding depth and tonal qualities to later layers in acrylic and oil paintings. Colors vary. I've read that some contemporary artists use this technique, though it was much more common by the greats before them. I began tinkering with paint … Continue reading Underpants and the Art Studio…. {a Little 411 Fun}

The Poetry We Live

I often stand at our fridge, looking at the dozens of words, all magnetized and waiting to be noticed, moved, and meshed into a poem or story. I wait to see what jumps out at me - combinations of words that take on a life of their own. A few months ago, four words stood out - each in its … Continue reading The Poetry We Live

Walls…. {Monday Motivation}

"Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down."                                                                         ~ Socrates Wishing you a Monday filled with people who break down your walls. 🙂

Prolific….??

                According to dictionary.com prolific:  adjective producing offspring, young, fruit, etc., abundantly; highly fruitful: a prolific pear tree. producing in large quantities or with great frequency; highly productive:  a prolific writer. profusely productive or fruitful (often followed by in or of): a bequest prolific of litigations. characterized by … Continue reading Prolific….??