Yes, I said I wouldn’t pick up my paintbrushes until summer. I lied. But rest assured it wasn’t intentional. 🙂 Apparently publishing a book and turning 40 wasn’t enough BIG EXCITEMENT for me. Once I have the creative itch, it must be scratched. That’s why I’m happy to announce that my Art Shop is open! … More Art Shop is Open!
Every morning I write in my journal. It’s a habit I developed after reading the book The Artist’s Way (if you haven’t read it, you really should!). It’s here among the pages of me complaining about the weather or how early mornings suck, that an idea will pop up. One that is usually pretty great. … More Journaling: Letting Creativity Flow
I feel like I’ve used that saying a lot lately. If you’re a writer (or painter, musician, any type of creative person) you probably have too. Because it’s true. Yesterday I took to Twitter to ask my lovely Tweeples if people actually read blogs anymore. What I really wanted to know was should I blog? … More The Struggle Is Real
You know what the best part of sleeping is? Dreaming. I swear my sleeping brain is hella creative. Often I wake up the following morning, turn to my husband and say ‘I had the craziest dream last night’ and after explaining the bizarre dream in its entirety, he usually replies with ‘How do you come up … More Creating Fiction From Dreams
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sat down in front of my computer to write and succumbed to the overwhelming fear that I have nothing to say. It’s a thing. The struggle is real. I’m working on book two of my series and despite having a good outline and plot, the words escape … More Writing When The Words Won’t Come
I get stressed. I’m sure you do too. My stress usually involves me beating myself up about whatever it is I’m doing at the moment. Because usually that means I’m suffering from a case of the shoulds. I should be writing. I should be reading. I should be working. I should be cleaning etc etc … More Why Cooking Chases Away My Inner Critic
So where were we? Ah yes, I left you on the edge of your seat (I’m sure!) with an itch. Hmm, I better rephrase that. In 2011, after 2 1/2 years of working my if-any-desk-job-will-work-it’s-this-one I started feeling that familiar longing. I say longing because there’s really no other way to describe it. Other than … More Chapter 3 or Make Your Dreams a Reality, YO!
I’ve decided to have a SALE on my art because who doesn’t LOVE a deal, right?! RIGHT?! Visit my Etsy shop and receive 50% off EVERYTHING by using the coupon code MEMBERS1. But hurry! This offer is only valid till the end of July.
I don’t speak about it often, but it’s been my dream for nearly 8 years now to move to Vancouver, BC. There’s a whole laundry list of reasons why. The weather is much more preferable than Winnipeg, the culture is right up my alley, the smattering of friends located nearby and I’m a HUGE Vancouver … More Vancouver Rocks!
You’ve heard me speak of this before, and some of you may have received info in my Creative Newsletter but now we have MORE NEWS! I’ve added a second group that will meet on the same day (first meeting June 25th) but at an earlier time! This will accommodate all my lovely writerly friends in … More Writer’s Bloc – Writers Circle