• AEDM,  E-course,  Sharable

    Creativity Tribe is celebrating YOU!

    About two weeks ago, I had an epiphany…a HUGE AH-HA!  And my epiphany spurred my dear friend Jessica of Hearth Roots to have a ricochet epiphany! We both had strong callings to explore a spirit of giving in our lives.  We have been visiting with each other about the effects of exploring giving and that has brought new layers of excitement to our new practices. I have decided to explore what GIFT means to me this year.  It will be my One Little Word for 2013.  But I didn’t want to wait til the new year to practice giving in big ways.  So, I am going to get my gift…

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  • AEDM,  Big Dreams in Action,  Creative Growth

    Supernova Woman

    The Full Moon was waiting for me when I went outside this evening.  It surprised me.  I had been waiting for her, but I got busy with life.  Before I knew it she was there, hanging out on the edge of the neighborhood, wanting to play.  This is my first full moon after the end of my Touch the Moon e-course.  Offering that class was intense in the best way. It encouraged me to show up daily for several months and be in touch with that celestial beauty in the sky.  In turn, I was more in touch with myself. So here I am, a full moon in the sky…

  • AEDM,  Art Meets Life,  Challenges,  Healing Art

    New Traditions

    Remember when Thanksgiving was simple? You would get up early, waking to the smell of all the regular holiday favorites wafting down the hall, the sound of plates descending from their cabinet dwellings, and remember it was Turkey Day?  Turkey Day!  You had been waiting for a month for the time off from school, time to hang out with your cousins, time out in the backyard, the warm sun taking the chill off the newly cool air.  Then Mom would call everyone inside.  You found your place at the kids’ table, eyeballing the black olive plate and deviled eggs….and yes, the turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, and all that jazz.  A…

  • AEDM,  Big Dreams in Action

    Making the Site Right

    Thanksgiving day was slow for me.  It started off with a quick but yummy meal with my hubby.  Most of the family was scattered this year, so it was just the two of us and lots of phone calls to loved ones.  After lunch it was time for him to go into work.  That left me and the cats hanging at the house.  I think in years past I might have gotten a bit down about that.  But this year I was happy to have some time to myself to indulge in my biggest obsession…. Creativity Tribe. Lots of plans are bubbling up around here. With the new year just…

  • AEDM,  Creativity,  Mixed Media Art

    Creativity Tribe Studio {Ornies}

    I have been busy creating ornaments for the Apocalypse show at KSpace Contemporary.  They always have great ornaments created by area artist. I am excited to offer these up from the Creativity Tribe Studio. I still have some work to do on them and will make sure to show them to you when they are all finished up. Deep Gratitude A few years ago, I started blogging with the idea that someday I would have a full blown website, get to share my art, my exquisite passion for the creative lifestyle, and help people discover their own creativity.  Now I am living that dream.  I am days away from launching…

  • AEDM,  Art Meets Life,  Creativity,  Life

    My Art was Destroyed

    Have you ever done mixed media art?  It is my new passion, partly for the product it creates, but mostly for the process.  I love it because it mirrors life itself.  It is messy, textural, organic, and holds the potential for beauty to come out of destruction. I have been working on a painting the last several days….and nights.  It has been in my mind for a month.   I am creating it for an art show. The Details Is 2012 the End of Times? Doomsday? Armageddon? Well, if this is indeed “The End” my friend, K Space Contemporary has a “Final Countdown” for you! “The Apocalypse Show” is a…

  • AEDM,  Creative Growth

    The Creative Cycle

    The last month has been RICH with creative experience. First an art retreat. Paint Mojo Texas with Tracy Verdugo Then, I jumped into Art Every Day Month and began pumping out art for myself, my friends, and two art shows that I finished this weekend. At the end of this creative streak…I remembered the wisdom my friend Gail shared with me about the creative process.  I want to share that nugget with YOU. This process can be an essential element to safe-guarding your creative momentum. It can be scary to take a break because we think it means we might turn the creativity OFF.  But my experience is that it…

  • AEDM

    Double Feature Weekend

    I had a great weekend.  It started with a trunk show at Feather’s Beauty Lounge where my friends Amy and Charlotte set up with me for a great little artists’ corner in the mani-pedi room. Hey, our art matches that nail polish!  My dreamcatcher jewelry made a special appearance. The next day I set my table up at the Farmers’ Market with a painting station beside it. I painted all day long, creating small wooden canvases to which I will eventually add wire hangers dressed with beads. I even got a bit of help with my wooden pieces. ADORABLE!  I went back to painting today. These little pieces are addictive.…

  • AEDM,  Long Way Home

    City Chic {Long Way Home}

      One of my favorite past times is to spend a few minutes on either side of a trip downtown to explore the city.  I have lived in the same town most of my life.  The downtown was a place we went where I was very young to do a bit of shopping, but much of the posh department stores moved into the malls across town.  The downtown began to get run down.  In high school, the mayoral race focused on whether or not to revive downtown. By the time I graduated from college, the artists had moved in.  A lone coffee called Crazy Ladies was home to the artists,…

  • AEDM

    Checking IN about Checking OUT

    Oh, how I love being creative!  For me it is the essence of my life.  I don’t know what a day would look like without some sort of creative act or thought.  I am a Creative at my core.  So diving into my studio so fiercely the last several days has felt rewarding. I am getting ready for a trunk show tomorrow and an arts and crafts market the day after. Needless to say I won’t be sitting computer side sharing my creative sparks…..although I wish I could.  Instead, I am going to lovingly practice checking out for a few days while I do my thing.  When I can I…