Quarantine

Quarantine. How YOU doin’? Me? I’m doing okay-ish. It’s not that I really do a whole lot outside of the house normally, but I hate that I can’t now. I may have a problem with authority. Ha! On any normal day I dread the running I have to do, which admittedly, isn’t even that much in comparison to other moms and wives. I hate running the kid to her Jujitsu and grocery shopping and the post office. Like all I …

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The Emotions of Being Creatively Blocked

The Emotions of Being Creatively Blocked I’ve finished up the first week of The Artist’s Way, and if you’re dealing with being creatively blocked- whether that’s artist’s block or writer’s block, I highly recommend it. Being creatively blocked can present itself in many forms, and in my case it doesn’t present as sitting in front of a blank canvas with a brush in hand unable to paint anything. No, mine is complete avoidance at all costs- sometimes that’s being “too …

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Artist Confidence Confession

Artist Confidence Confession Confession: I struggle big with having confidence in my own artwork. Sometimes, I make something and I throw it in the closet because I think it’s so bad. I am so critical of myself and my own work, value, and worth as an artist. The reality of this never hit me until recently when I began reading The Artist’s Way and working along with it in the accompanying workbook. While it is helping my confidence it sure …

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Being Vulnerable

Being Vulnerable {Full disclosure: I’m still not good at being vulnerable….I wrote this WEEKS ago and it’s been sitting here unpublished because I was fearful of posting it. Not even that this makes me that vulnerable on it’s own, but that if I publish this, then I have to be accountable to being myself, sharing myself, and actually walking the talk of BEING vulnerable for real online. I know, I know: ridiculous. I am a work in progress, what can …

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