• Long Way Home

    Where Wildflowers Bloom

    I have had a blast deciding how to share my Long Way Home images with you. Sometimes I want to share the story behind the photos and others let them speak for themselves. I want to pair them according to where they were taken and also group them by a shared theme. Today I have gathered a bouquet of flowers. They have been collected over the last couple of years, some close to home, others far. I bring them out today to recognize the rain that recently blessed my back yard. The last two Summers, we have suffered through droughts, but this last week it poured. My back yard is over grown,…

  • Better Living,  Creative Growth,  Creativity

    Creativity Tribe First Month-iversary

    Sometimes my head is swirling with ideas that are so intense I think it will surely spin right out of control. I can get dizzy with exhilaration when my imagination is in overdrive like that. I pull together projects in my mind, dream on art concepts, work to solve problems, or toy with how to make life even more beautiful than it already is. The last couple of months have been a wild ride. Some days I felt high with the dreams I had for my website. Other days it was all I could do to manage the reality of walking through the fear of not know how to create…

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  • Creative Growth,  Long Way Home

    The Twenty Year Path

    I’ve been a long-way-home kinda gal since I was young. Over the last couple of years, I have brought my camera with me on my travels  down the road less taken. The Long Way Home Series shares the best of that gypsy spirit with you by offering up the treasures I have found along the way. Two years ago, my artist hubby, Eric, and I went to Portland and Washington.  I had been invited to the Association for Creativity in Counseling Conference as a presenter and as a recipient of the ACC Graduate Student Award. It was my first trip to the Pacific Northwest. Before I even left for the…

  • Art-ivity,  E-course

    Stress Less Holiday E-Course

    For years, I have been hosting pre-holiday parties. We gather together to support one another’s vision of what the upcoming season will look like…. ….how we can move past the chaos of the holidays and into a place of personal peace. We help each other create more beautiful, more meaningful, less hectic holidays. This is my invitation to you to choose a more relaxing holiday.  Join me and the gathering of Creatives as we create PEACE in our corner of the world during the StressLess Holiday E-Course. You might be thinking, “I can’t add MORE to my holiday list of To Do’s.”  Imagine though how starting the holiday season with…

  • Creative Growth

    Listening Inward

    I like to know where I stand.  I like things spelled out in black and white.  I like things tied up, nice and neat. But sometimes life gets messy. And we have to let go of what is safe…. And reach for what is right. If we are lucky, we will find the path that is made for us. But how do we know when it is time to leave the proven for the possible? We listen inward. What do you hear when you get quiet and go inward?

  • Long Way Home

    The Long Way Home

    I am a Long-Way-Home kinda gal.  I recognized it eight years ago when I started dating my hubby. (We actually met eight years ago today!)  He lived about 3 hours away and every night for about a year, we talked on the phone.  My evenings in those days usually found me hanging out at my favorite cafe/bookstore which was in the middle of the town I grew up in. That’s one of my crazy pipe cleaner sculptures on my head. Photo by Earl Parr. When I got his call, I would hop in the car and head home. I wanted the conversation to last, so instead of heading directly to…

  • Creativity

    A Puppy Named Clarity

    I have been talking a lot about my dreams recently, to friends, in my journal, on the blog.  I am a bit preoccupied with them and for good reason. They are at my doorstep. I feel like the girl who always wanted a puppy and woke up to discover that the one she had in a picture tucked in the pocket over her heart was now in front of her. There are all kinds of things to do with a puppy once you get it! You can toss it a bone or a ball. Run around the park with it. Let it lick you on the face until you are…

  • Site Features

    Faces of Creativity Tribe

      One element of this new site that I am in love with is the Faces of Creativity Tribe page. In conjuring up what I wanted this space to be like, I kept wishing to find a way to let you be part of it. I have several ideas about how to make that happen on a periodic basis, but wanted to offer something on an ongoing basis. Faces of Creativity Tribe is a page found under The Tribe tab on the menu bar. There you will find a linky tool that you can use to add you creativity based blog. It is also a great spot to come back to…

  • Sharable


    Are you looking for inspirational images to share with your friends, to post on your blog or Facebook? I have a collection of little gems just for you.  I hope they bring a bit of beauty to your life. Now, the first of many.

  • Creativity

    Top 10 Tips for Making My Creative Business Fly

    Excitement is filling the air today.  In little spots all over the globe, creative spirits are daring to spread their wings.  Today begins the last time Kelly Rae Roberts will offer her e-course, Flying Lessons: Tips + Tricks for Helping your Creative Biz Soar. I know what it is like to feel the kind of promise that I am sure today’s participants are feeling because last year about this time, I was stretching my own wings in that very same course. It was a wild ride, one that I hoped might give me the know-how to find a direction for the blog I hoped sometime to shift into a website for…