Making it Happen

A few months ago I wrote a post about my Life List. Some people call it a Bucket List but that kind of always makes me think of dying so I prefer to call it a Life List. I recently had the opportunity to cross two things off my Life List so I wanted to…

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42 is the New Fabulous!

I’ve never been one to be too worried about age. I’ve always sort of felt that every age I’ve turned has been a good one. 30? No problem. 40? Piece of cake. But I will be turning 42 tomorrow and for some reason, I’m suddenly thinking a lot about what it really means to get…

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By George, I Think I've Got It

I am a devoted fan of Danielle LaPorte. I saw her speak last year at the World Domination Summit in Portland and I was hooked. She is a life coach of sorts or maybe she is a career guru or maybe she is just a rock-star-fire-starter but her ideas always hit so genuinely home for…

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Spreading My Artistic Wings

The really wonderful thing about being an artist is that the possibilities of art are endless. I will admit however, sometimes those endless possibilities can be a little overwhelming. Where to start? What to do? How to bring a vision to life? It can be crippling to the point where no art is being created…

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Sacred Space

“Every spirit builds itself a house, and beyond its house a world, and beyond its world a heaven. Know then that world exists for you.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson For the longest time, I have been working on my art in a corner of our guest room. I would keep all my supplies in the closet…

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There's Only One You

After picking up the kids from school yesterday afternoon, I walked into the house loaded down with groceries, lunch boxes and mail. The kids were immediately restless and asking for snacks and amidst the general chaos, something in the stack of mail caught my eye. It was the Free People catalog. Here’s the cover: For…

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Discovering the Artist Within

Pursuing art as a full time career is not something that I set out to do. It’s not even something I was necessarily looking for. In fact, it sort of feels as though art was looking for me. Do you ever have the feeling that your inner voice is trying to tell you something? I…

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