Today was a little rough. I felt really directionless in my art discipline. Not because I didn’t have anything to work on but because I didn’t want to work on anything I had to do. I just didn’t want to. Sometimes I push myself by just ignoring the lack of motivation I have and pick up a paintbrush anyways. But sometimes, I just let myself rest.
Today I rested, and I am so glad I did. Continue reading “The Magic of Intentional Wandering”
I recently stumbled across Simon Sinek’s popular Ted Talk ‘Start With Why’. In it he exhorts us to start our marketing pitches with answering the question of ‘why’, instead of ‘what’. Continue reading “Start with Why”
I don’t play enough. Usually when I’m painting, I’m in full production mode: how much can I get done on this piece?
But what if I don’t know what to paint? If I don’t have a specific plan in mind, then I just don’t paint until I do. Isn’t that sad? Shouldn’t there be a mental space to paint without a plan? With no worries as to what the outcome is? Continue reading “Make Time to P L A Y”
Last year the only New Year’s resolution I made was to sit down every month and set goals for that month. I missed a couple months but for the most part I did accomplish that. Whether or not I actually achieved those goals every month is up for debate. Continue reading “2018 Goals: Personal + Business”
I’ve been working on this fun little Porg painting this week and wanted to share the process with you! I want to post more of my painting process on this blog and will hopefully keep getting better at documenting it for you.
Continue reading “Galaxy Porg Painting: A Look at My Process”
In September of this year (2017) I was the featured artist at the Morning Times coffee shop for the month. I’d never shown my work in a public space for any length of time and I certainly have never planned a show from start to finish with such large pieces before. It wasn’t a gallery or anything but I honestly prefer the coffee shop shows–you get a larger range of people coming in and you never know who is going to walk in to buy a latte only to then walk out with a piece of art. Continue reading “Take Me There: My First Art Show!”
Hey friends! I haven’t posted since July…what?? I don’t have anything to say for myself except that it’s not because nothing happened. Actually I guess it would make more sense that it would be because way too many things happened- which is true. I don’t really feel like boring you and myself with playing catch-up so let’s just get on with it.
Continue reading “I Read 26 Books in Six Weeks”
Today’s work got hijacked by the arrival of my niece! So excited about the first sweet baby in our family. I did manage to do my painting hours though my time at the hospital made finished my reading + writing time impossible. Anything for a baby right?
Two Hours of Painting from 8-10am: Continue reading “Deep Work Day 4 | July 6, 2017”
Day three is done! Being tired from yesterday’s holiday excitement made working deep today harder than it has been, but I feel really good about the work I got done. Here’s how I spent my time:
Continue reading “Deep Work Day 3 | 7.5.17”
Second day done! We had some 4th of July plans for later in the day so JD and I woke up early and did our creative work from 7-11am. Here’s what I did today:
Continue reading “Deep Work Day 2 | 7.4.17”