Who wants to write but can’t seem to get it going? I’ve got just the thing! My class the Devoted Writer will empower you to get your words out easily. We start February 1st! Reserve your seat now; link in bio.
My studio desk today: lovely flower coworkers from my garden, notebook, letters to students, and a sample of my new project: the Major Mojo Card Deck!
Write every day!! I love this new notebook I got from @twohandspaperie I chose the dot grid paper for the interior. I think I will use this for my daily writing in October. Who wants to write with me daily? Join The Devoted Writer; link in profile.
Want to play with watercolor this summer? I’m part of 21 Secrets Just Add Water online watercolor class. It begins July 9th and lasts 10 short, beautiful summer days. Each day hosts a different teacher, so you’ll get a variety of processes and perspectives to help you enjoy creative play this summer. My class is […]
Years ago, when I first became a coach, I wrote an article called Creativity: Why Bother? It outlined 12 ways creativity impacts our lives, even if you don’t become rich and famous from your creative labors. I loved that article and still do. But recently I have gone through another real-time experience of why my […]
It’s that time again, the 100 Day Project! The 100 Day Project is a free community project inspired by Elle Luna. There’s no need to sign up, nothing to join. It starts April 3rd, and all that is required is to do something every day for 100 days. You could write daily for 15 minutes […]
Excited to teach this new class today at Two Hands Paperie. Magical Journey, Magical Journal is a unique travel and creativity class that has allowed me to look at what I really believe about magic and travel and creativity. I’ve had so many experiences that show me that the world is a magical place and that keeping an illustrated journal highlights that. I can’t wait to share this. The class sold out right away and there’s a big waiting list, so I suspect this is something others are craving too, this connection to magic. Would this be a class you would want to take from me?
What’s in the way of you making things the way you want? Lack of confidence, too many projects, disorganization and plain old fear? It’s easy to let our demons force our creativity into the closet. Probably the biggest thing I do for my clients and students is help them get these obstacles – both inner and outer – out of the way so they can create with joy and ease. When I talk about a program like my year-long Atelier program, I emphasize getting things done. But often we have to get things out of the way in order to get things done. What would your life and your creativity be like with that biggest bugaboo finally gone? I’m taking a stand for creativity that empowers us and makes a difference in the world. If you have a project that you are ready to commit to for real, check out my Atelier program. Link in profile
100/100 Portrait of the artist Cynthia Morris 9 x 12 watercolor on Hahnemuhle paper.
Being an artist means getting to know yourself on a deep level. We have to dig deep into what we care about and somehow express that in our chosen medium. Making art is a process of learning to respect and love ourselves. Just taking the time to make art is a huge act of self-respect. .
Showing up over the course of several months to make portraits hasn’t been easy. Some days I was barely able to ‘phone it in’. I didn’t have as much time as I wanted to really dive in. It would have been easy to abandon it. But something I have learned about myself: I’d rather lower my own expectations and stay with it than abandon it because of some notion of perfection or excellence. .
I’m finishing a week after the rest of the tribe, barely getting over the finish line. I feel successful in my quest to improve my skills. I have had fun seeing improvement. .
As I continue this adventure of self-discovery and expression, I am grateful for the art and writing that continues to reveal me to me. Thanks for sharing in this process, and for cheering me on. Your encouragement means a lot to me.
You have an abundance of creative ideas, and sometimes this overwhelms you. Here’s a process that will help you honor your creative impulses, actually do some of the things you want, and finally feel like you are honoring your inner artist. I’m working on a new book based on exercises I consistently give my coaching […]