How Art Journaling Can Boost Your Creativity

How Art Journaling Can Boost Your Creativity

Recently someone I met at a conference wrote to me and said, look I’ve started drawing again. I encouraged her to keep it up and also to try art journaling. Then a couple of days later, I recommended to an artist in a group that she start art journaling. She...

The View Through the Windshield – Recent Photos

One of the downsides of social media is that one’s voice is diluted and divided. In my earlier days of blogging, that was my only platform, so everything went there. Now, I might have conversations about art on twitter, share my photo series on Instagram, and...
When Karma Kicks You in the Ass

When Karma Kicks You in the Ass

In early 2018, I gave a speech at an academic art conference called Studio Rules! (it was a good speech) about how to use limits, constraints and boundaries to help you create art consistently. I was quoted in Professional Artist Magazine in June of 2018 in an article...
Book: Feminist Cross-Stitch

Book: Feminist Cross-Stitch

You may already know Stephanie Rohr from her lively Instagram account, or her activism during the DMC design contest, that offered no monetary prize, until Rohr, and others drew attention to the issue. The book, out this month, includes 40 patterns and some basic...

Good Reads on Craft

Two lovely essays, “Craft is Not Trivial,” by Felicia of The Craft Sessions, and “Craft as a Manifestation of Love and Loss,” also by Felicia. I’ve also made grief art, and I always enjoy reading about others doing the same, especially...
Awesome Pocket Organizer!  Fold Your Own!

Awesome Pocket Organizer! Fold Your Own!

Love traveling light? Love to check things off your list with an actual pen and not do everything on your phone? There’s a website I just found that has fabulous printables to help you do just that. More in a sec. A while ago I was listening to a podcast and the...
What I Did This Summer

What I Did This Summer

The summer’s just beginning, but here’s a peak at the epic road trip I’m just back from. We visited 5 national parks and many, many states! It was so long and varied that it’s difficult to sum up. It was a lovely trip with family, a terrific...