• Mixed Media Art

    Vision Board Workshop

    Vision Board Workshop Art Center of Corpus Christi Saturday, September 6th 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm  Instructor: Rachél Payne Cost: $35, Supply List Below They say if you can see it you can achieve it! Vision boards help us focus on what we want to create in life while giving us a daily reminder of what is important so we can steer our life in the right direction. Creating a vision board with others is a great way to officially claim our goals. Join Life Coach and Artist, Rachél Payne, for a workshop that helps you create a visual representation of your dreams and makes your goals come to life right in…

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  • Coaching,  Mixed Media Art

    Follow the Impulse

    My dear friend Jessica with Wild Heart Holistics often talks about “following the impulse.”  I remember her talking about it years ago when she was leading dance classes.  She wanted us to pay attention to how the impulse wanted us to move. At first I didn’t fully understand what she meant, but over time, I found myself trying to detect the impulse so I could follow it. The impulse isn’t something that lives somewhere in the body and yet, that is where it comes from…the body…from our being.  For me it can come from different places…. a radiating wave of urging from the heart, a subtle knowing in the brain,…

  • Challenges,  Creative Growth,  Inspiration,  Mixed Media Art

    Missing Mojo & The Skull Trade

     Missing Mojo Over the last couple of weeks I have been sharing about the Paint Mojo workshop I went to with Tracy Verdugo.  Last week I showed pictures of the process and got to one part of it that seemed to jump too far ahead….my camera pooped out on me and I just missed a few steps. I found one more image that I want to add. (Judy Witkins….this is especially for you.  Hope it helps you see the process a bit better.  It is a hard process to show.) Let me catch you up…. (for more pics head over to the original Paint Mojo with Tracy Verdugo post.) We…

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  • Creative Growth,  Healing Art,  Mixed Media Art

    Paint Mojo with Tracy Verdugo

    I absolutely am in love with Tracy Verdugo’s Paint Mojo approach to painting.  It is intuitive, based in a love of symbolism, an invitation to stretch yourself and let go of what painting is supposed to look like….it is beautiful and messy all in the same moment.  And sometimes the messies is where the beauty really surprises you! I wanna share the evolution of my painting so you can get a feel for the way the workshop went.  But realize I can’t boil down a two day workshop into a small post.  So if you want the expanded version, you will have to catch Tracy the next time she comes…

  • Creative Growth,  Mixed Media Art

    In the Studio {Wild Child Art + Chia Seed Yummines}

    Making Art…Making Life The art below is out of my journal that is chronicling my journey since my uterine cancer diagnosis.  When I first drew her, I wasn’t in love with it.  Her hair was a little big and it just didn’t feel like I wanted to.  But then I decided to keep going, which is a great exercise in trusting the creative process. I used my Yasutomo shimmer water colors on her with a few strips of collage paper.  The image is edited to help her show up a bit better for the computer.  In real life she is super shimmery and almost glows. Looking at her now, I…

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  • Mixed Media Art

    Art Journal: Summer Solstice

    At the first of the year I discovered Galia Alena, a New Zealand based mixed media artist with a deep understanding of the creative spirit.  She and I were in the Fly Tribe Word Hop, sharing our words for the year.  Her offering was mesmerizing.  It was a video chronicling her journal process for exploring her word.  I loved it especially for its invitation to let intuition guide the process.  This is how my art usually evolves and I could appreciate witnessing that on her video. So when I got an invitation to participate as an instructor in Angels In My Studio 2013 and saw she is part of the…

  • Challenges,  Creative Growth,  Guest Blogger,  Mixed Media Art

    What is a Goddess….

    Recently, I joined a brilliant gathering of women in co-creating The Goddess Chronicles: A Traveling Art Journal.  The mixed media, multi-country journal is the brain-child (perhaps that should be heart-child) of Texas artist (and world traveler) Sofia Dabalsa.  Sofia and I met on-line while taking Flying Lessons with Kelly Rae Roberts.  Not long after the class ended, we arranged a meet-up and have been cultivating a friendship ever-since. Texas Fly Girls: That’s Sofia in the middle with the beautiful, long, curly hair and me in the green.  We are joined from left to right by Christina Fajardo, Ann Marie, Amy Hillenbrand, Rose Duncan, and Lisa Stamper Meyer.  Christina and Rose are…

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  • 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…