On The Easel

I started the year off with a renewed intention to work on my art every single day. Things have been in full swing and an exciting new opportunity has come my way which I will share as soon as I know more details. Until then, I wanted to post several new pieces at which I…

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San Miguel de Allende (Part Two)

In my last post, I wrote about the town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. I spent a week there at an art journaling workshop led by the incredible Orly Avineri and organized by Rebecca Brooks. This time, I’d like to tell you a little bit more about the workshop itself. Orly is a remarkable…

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Creative Everyday ~ Photography

Years ago I read The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron and so many of the recommended practices from that book have stayed with me. There’s a simple idea she recommends that she calls an Artist Date: heading out alone with the sole purpose of inspiration. Doing something you really love to do or exploring something…

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Creative Everyday ~ Photo Books

Today I thought I’d share with you my very favorite way to make family photo books. I have a very good camera and I love to take photos but the truth is, I don’t always want to carry that huge camera around so I end up catching most of our family moments with my phone.…

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Creative Everyday ~ Frida Kahlo Costume

I am a Halloween person. It’s always been my favorite holiday. Ever since I was a kid, my entire family has really been into dressing up in costumes and having Halloween celebrations. This year, I decided to finally dress up in the costume that I have ALWAYS WANTED TO WEAR: my artistic idol, Frida Kahlo.…

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Creative Everyday ~ Painted Planter

Over the last few weeks I’ve been slowly trying to refresh our family room. Small changes like new curtains and new pillows. I knew I wanted a plant in this room but I couldn’t find a planter I really liked. I wanted something unique so I went online and found a few ideas but then…

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Creative Everyday ~ Doodle Dandy

Do you doodle? I wrote a post about doodling a while back here and it seems to be a very popular project so I thought I’d bring back the doodle. I find that doodling is such a soothing way to create and something that truly anyone can do. The more you add to your doodle,…

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Creative Everyday ~ 3 Ideas For Making Art With Kids

I have a 5-year-old and an 8-year-old and we pretty much ALWAYS have art projects going on in our house. I am not a child development expert nor am I an expert on teaching art to kids. I’m just an artist who also happens to be a Mom so I thought I would share some…

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Creative Everyday ~ Flowers Arranged in Bottles and Jars

As I mentioned in my last post, my husband Greg and I just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. We gathered together with our closest family and friends. It was a lovely dinner party. Instead of having someone create flower arrangements for us, I decided to do them myself. Feeling very inspired by some Pinterest ideas,…

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Creative Everyday ~ Roasted Beets & Carrots

As I’ve shared with you before, one of my favorite creative outlets is cooking. Give me an evening at home with my family, a glass of wine and tons of fresh ingredients and I am in heaven. That’s actually how I spent this last Sunday. We’ve gotten into the rhythm lately of picking up a…

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