Setting up a Creative Space

"Setting up a Creative Space" gives you a sneak peek into my new arts and crafts room in process. Having a creative space to call your own is often essential for creating consistently. I can attest to this truth because I've been without an art room for the past 9 months and creativity has definitely …

The Importance of a Creative Space

Having a creative space is essential for an artist's creative expression. It's been 8 months since I had to pack up my art room due to a roof leak that resulted in a home remodel. After that, my husband and I sold our house and relocated to another city. Retirement from a career in education …

Kindred Hearts: Inspire, Delight, Sustain

I am a mother most blessed to have two daughters with whom my heart feels safe and my artistic spirit inspired. We are kindred hearts. Elya and Andy returned home last weekend and we snuck away to create in my art room. Andy painted masks… while Elya began a new painting… and I crafted my …

Setting up an Arts and Crafts Room

Although I’ve written about the importance of setting up creative spaces before, I’ve recently revisited this reality. Due to a home move, I’ve been without an art room for four months. So when I could finally begin designing my new art studio, I had an opportunity to think through what I’d like to do the …

Organize your Creative Space

I’ve been on a quest to organize my creative space—the reclaimed art room now mine, once again, since my daughter moved out, once again. I wanted to rekindle my artistic desires, but my art room languished in clutter. So I set out to clean up the mess and embark on a redecorating adventure. My creative …