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According to dictionary.com: vulnerable: an adjective – capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt, as by a weapon: a vulnerable part of the body. open to moral attack, criticism, temptation, etc. Do you consider yourself vulnerable? Do you ever watch, read, or hear something that REALLY resonates with you? I mean… like… stop-you-in-your-tracks …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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  Sunday mornings quietly await our ideas…. What’s your six-word story today? Share with us in Comments or over on FB…  🙂 Art + Writing = Creative by Discovery!  Find us on Facebook:  RobinLK Studios


March 29, 2017

 

What I saw when I looked at these words….

Ghost dog, sail sand and sky.

 

Do you see a six-word story in these words? 

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After reading poemcrazy by Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge, I couldn’t wait to read Foolsgold, another visit into Ms. Wooldridge’s wordpool and its impact on others (and herself). Ordered while still in the earliest chapters of poemcrazy, I anticipated more delicious conversation by an approachable author whose love of collecting, love of words, and love of collecting words all fit neatly into my …

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  Find what ‘it’ is that makes ‘creating’ your Happy Place….. Is it the process? The product? Small pieces that help you manage the project? Figure it out and get after it! Happy Monday 🙂 Art + Writing = Creative by Discovery!  Find us on Facebook:  RobinLK Studios

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

March 25, 2017


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 my small business income by 20% – working toward a respectable number, thank-you-very-much… one that would be moving north while my expenses move south. You get the picture.

Fast-forward a year. I’m ready to see the Tax Lady. I suppose when you start with nothing, the only way to go is up, right? I seem to be heading {slowly} in that direction, and I’m pleased. For a little lady, she can be tough. And this gal crumbles under that kind of pressure!

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photo credit: theanxietylife.com

So what happened that I’m ready to face the number-crunching-question-asking little lady?? I painted. I wrote. I attended. I lost sleep. I gained gray hair. I lost my eyeglasses (more than once), but found them just in time to finish those tiny details….

I worked hard to build it. And now, they are coming. Customers. Slowly, but surely, the word is getting out. The dollars are coming in. Still just a few, but hey, 20% more than the year before. I can face the Tax Lady with pride and satisfaction of work well done and a goal reached.

Now, I work my buttola off even harder this year to make {more} things happen.

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Build it. Write it. Paint it. They will come.

 

    Another random gathering of words that presented themselves to me. From the first time I read these words and every time after, I think of the teenagers I’ve taught over 20+ years – many broken, but angry and trying to hide it ….   What’s your story in six today?  Art + Writing = Creative by Discovery  What’s happening in …

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  Spring is here…. Time to bloom! What’s on your bookshelf {or should be}, just waiting to be read {or reread??}? Hope it’s been a wonderful Monday! 🙂 Art + Writing = Creative by Discovery  What’s happening in the studios these days? Latest pictures and projects on Facebook and Instagram  @RobinLK Studios