The Anomaly of Artistic Expression

Artistic desire inks the human spirit’s fingers, and we leave unique expressions whenever we touch canvas, clay, or camera. Yet unlike the patterns on the tips of our fingers that permanently identify us, an artist’s experience is ever-evolving. Whether darkness or light resides within, we glimpse what troubles or delights the soul through what an artist …

Check out our Zazzle Store

I spent last weekend designing products for a Zazzle store. My sister, Gina, and I created artwork years ago that we envisioned one day putting on cards, mugs, and canvases. Here are the first of our products. I will be creating a Zazzle store for Gina so she can share her amazing sketches and paintings. …

I’m Working on My Artist by Gina Marie Wilson

A few months ago I was eating Chinese take-out with my husband when I cracked open my fortune cookie and read the words “You will not be truly happy until you create art on a regular basis.” Feeling silly about being inwardly moved by a fortune cookie prophecy, I tucked the tiny paper with the …

Deferred Dreams

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life.” –Proverbs 13:11-13 My blogging friend, Slam Dunks, hit one out of the park with his latest post, “The Best that Never Was.” He writes about a well-known athlete, Marcus Dupree, who sustained an injury that ended his promising career in professional football. …

Day 36 “Just What the Doctor Ordered!”

My husband and I took a Valentine's Day trip to the Getty Villa in Malibu, California. Both of us really needed  this creative excursion. If a prescription could cure the work blues, this day would be at the top of doctor's medicine lists. We had such a refreshing day getting away! This museum is very different from the Getty in Los Angeles, …

Day 35 “Creative Excursions”

In these financially tight times, "creativity is the poor man's vacation!"   (Generically speaking, of course, and intended to include woman and children).      Hobbies take the edge off life! As a career educator, I need a lot of "my time" after "work time." Teaching challenging students is often like standing before a hard crowd at a comic …

Day 6 “In Search of my Blogging Identity”-Brain Switch

        Something magical happened after my morning writing. I became entranced with creating a header for my new creativity blog. The potential of Photoshop CS3 fascinated. I found logic giving way to artistic impulse; much the same way as when floral designing.       I go into this "creative zone," which is extremely relaxing. Perhaps it is a switch from the left …

Real World Creativity

                   Last night, I awakened thinking about my students. Teaching has been rough this year. "In your face" defiance, disruptive behavior, and verbal outbursts occur daily. I understand that many of them suffer from the ill affects of gang violence, foster care, and other challenges; but, knowing this does not make my blood pressure lower. Nevertheless, hopes to provide artistic opportunities found me …

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