Inspiration…Expiration

Inspiration…Expiration

This is my inspiration wall in my studio right now. When I freak out about impending deadlines I look at all this amazing art and try to remember to breathe deeply and slow my roll. (I may not believe that inspiration is necessary to get going on work, but I do...
The Things They Left Behind

The Things They Left Behind

When I was a kid, I was absolutely certain that I could solve mysteries. Too many hours spent reading Nancy Drew and Encyclopedia Brown convinced me that there were always tidy answers to every enigma, and that if I put in enough time, willpower and...
Three Reasons Why You Should Know Ruth Asawa

Three Reasons Why You Should Know Ruth Asawa

(featured image at top of this post courtesy of Pete Rosos of 2812 Photography: source) One of my favorite artists and biggest inspirations passed away last August. Throughout her life, Ruth Asawa stayed true to her artistic purpose in spite of a myriad of obstacles....
Easy, Fun Ways To Get Your Kid Excited About Art

Easy, Fun Ways To Get Your Kid Excited About Art

(Featured finger painting image above courtesy of my five-year-old daughter, Violet!) Do you want to go beyond coloring books and paint-by-number kits with your kids so they can become creative, inventive individuals? Are you trying to figure out ways to encourage...