• Art Journal

    Because I Said I Would… Building Self-Trust

    Because I Said I Would…Building Self-Trust We are all on a journey of some sort.  Living the Creative Life is about looking inside and seeing where your journey is leading you. Recently, my journey has reminded me about the value of building self-trust.  Building self-trust is a powerful gift for a Creative to give themselves because it often means they can more fully share their gifts with the World. Tips for Building Self-Trust Here is one of my favorite tips to help Creatives stand up and say to themselves and to the World…. I am doing it because I said I would. Start a Conversation In college as I was…

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  • Good Life Vibe,  Healing Art

    Blogging at the Speed of Life

    Sitting in front of the computer, I don’t know where to start.  Blogging has been the most dedicated practice I have ever had in my life and the last 6 months Life pushed me off my game so I could pay attention to it.  This Summer I got sick and discovered I had uterine cancer.  It took awhile for me to get the surgery that was recommended.  But Life has its way of moving you into what is important. Its trick:  The more I needed to slow down, the less my computer worked.  I was pulled far from my blogging life. Surgery behind me now….Today I woke up at 4:40…

  • Coaching,  Creative Growth

    The Blessing of a Year

    I love this year, this 2014.  I think that is a strange thing to feel, though…love for a year that has yet to take off. But perhaps what I really feel is deep, abiding hope and compelling possibility. I felt this same way at the beginning of 2013.  My imagination was alive with amazing projects that were ripe for springing to life. But the year had other things in store for me. It held the secret of forced healings in areas of my life I had pushed aside as I charged forward in my career as a Life Coach and Creativity Guide. As I write this, I am tempted to…

  • Classes,  Creative Growth

    And the Winner Is…..

      When we give, we get….and I feel like this giveaway has been a huge gift for me.  What a lovely pouring out of interest in this course!  Your stories, your desire to connect with your creativity and spirituality is beautiful.  It makes me fall in love with life! Enough gushing though….here is what you came for! The winner of the Angels In My Studio 2013 Giveaway is Loz.  Your name and email will be shared with Sheri Ponzi over at Painting Herself Into Being for acceptance into the course.  Congratulations! Angels In My Studio 2013 If you didn’t win, take heart. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the angel loveliness.…

  • Journey of the Inner Wanna Be's,  vlogs

    On the Edge of the Woods

    I have been visiting some amazing homes with even more amazing people.  Each day that I share with someone, I just delight in the path that life can take us on.  I am in St. Louis today, having just driven in last night from Marseilles, Illinois where I was staying with my artist-friend, Amy Cavaness. Amy’s home is tucked away into a little patch of woods out in the country.  Before I left, I made a video (below) in which I shared some of my thoughts about my Inner Gypsy Wild Woman and left an simple way for you to connect with your Inner Wanna Be. I would love to hear…

  • Creativity

    Radio Show {Take Two}

    Two weeks ago, I was a guest on Lucid Waking radio show.  Several friends wrote in to say they were not able to get the link to work, so I am reposting some of the details about the event.  It might be better timing for some of you to listen as we get deeper into the holidays. By listening to The Spirit of Giving interview, you will discover…. the dynamics of giving how to avoid giving burn out when not to give how to expand the gifts you have available how giving leads to getting Special thanks to my dear friend and partner in giving, Jessica of Hearth Roots.  She has been a great sounding board for my giving…

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  • Life

    Stomping Grounds

    We all have our stomping grounds. Those places that are near and dear to our hearts, that we know like the back of our hand.  The Art Museum of South Texas is that for me.  I have worked there on and off for….gosh, a very long time.  I started there as a drama teacher and gradually developed as an artist enough to offer art classes as well. Now days, I am their go-to girl when the regular art teacher for the kids program (who used to be a student of mine, can you believe it?!) has something come up.  I love keeping a foot in the door there. Recently I…

  • Art Meets Life,  Big Dreams in Action

    What Dreams May Come

      I have been visiting an old memory, going back in my personal history to a time just a few years into adulthood.  I remember feeling like I was chaotic inside, a tangled pile of jewelry. So tangled I wasn’t sure anyone, even the most patient of souls, could clear the confusion.  And yet something made me examine the knots with an eye bent on weighing out the treasure that might be held there.  Sure enough, I discovered the snarled pile of bobbles and trinkets promised to offer a few genuine gems. It began with a line, a hope stretched out before me, turning into a curve and loop, a…

  • 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,  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…