Permission – Who needs permission?

  Permission? Who needs permission? Sometimes us creative types do in fact need permission to create, but oddly enough, that permission comes from with in. I was watching a fabulous video today from the Sketchbook Skool Blog with Danny Gregory and Sabine Wiseman about giving ourselves permission that addressed this very fact. Sometimes I feel aContinue reading “Permission – Who needs permission?”

Focus, young lady!

Mornings are a busy time around our household.  Buzzing around the house, I walked past this beautiful bouquet that comes directly from the fields of our Urban Farm just outside the door.  Pretty gorgeous right?! However, I buzzed past them many times, not even talking a moment to appreciate their vibrant color and simple beauty.Continue reading “Focus, young lady!”

Journal Evolution Pt. 1 – A visual journey

Has your blog maintained the same core themes and focus as you intended  when you first set out to blog?   When I started this blog, my intention was to highlight people, projects, and creative expression with a focus on sustainability. The power of connecting people with like-minded individuals to harness more even more energy aroundContinue reading “Journal Evolution Pt. 1 – A visual journey”

Morning pages

I have a confession to make.  Sketchbooking was not my first passion.  Longhand  written word jounaling was. Ever since my dear friend Trevor Washko gifted me a hand cut and stitched leather journal, I have been hooked on the written word and awestruck at the insight that emerges when I put pen to paper.  Continue reading “Morning pages”

Blackberries, cream cheese and one single bite.

“I think that I do feel that my nature is to express what this self, this particular self at this time, experiences in the world. And that is so organic – I use this metaphor a lot but I’ll use it again – it’s like a pine tree producing pine cones, or a blackberry bushContinue reading “Blackberries, cream cheese and one single bite.”

Sketching as a daily practice – Farm walk

Do you ever feel like you just don’t have enough time to squeeze in to indulge in your creative side? In my efforts to capture my “everyday” stuff, I am seeing many more chunks of space to sketch. Just grabbing my sketchbook and putting the intention out there has never resulted in an empty page!Continue reading “Sketching as a daily practice – Farm walk”

Coffee, huevos rancheros, and goat milk…

  My morning routine from my sketchbook! I have been taking an online sketching course through Sketchbook Skool called Polishing and it is FABULOUS! It is full of great inspiration, and the weekly sketch assignments have kept me on track while growing in my drawing adventure. The first week’s homework was to draw your day in comicContinue reading “Coffee, huevos rancheros, and goat milk…”

The secret behind creative habits….

****This is an excerpt  from a post I wrote back in January of 2013, when I was living in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. I mention a dear friend who came to visit me, and he lost his father unexpectedly yesterday.  This re-post is dedicated to him, and keeping the creative spirit alive and well, even inContinue reading “The secret behind creative habits….”

Daily prompt: Singular Sensation

Daily Prompt: Singular Sensation “If one experience or life change results from you writing your blog, what would you like it to be?” I would love to make creativity a daily part of my life. Whether it be drawing in my journal, crafting a blog post that I think is relevant and interesting for readers,Continue reading “Daily prompt: Singular Sensation”

33 Ways to Stay Creative

Creativity. It is something I have been trying to cultivate more lately…but it doesn’t always come easy. Sometimes it is there, sometimes not, but I find that if I make space in my life for creativity, something unique, whimsical, or even beautiful is bound to come out. Here is a list of 33 Ways toContinue reading “33 Ways to Stay Creative”