The Art of Commitment/The Commitment of Art

“There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.”  –Kenneth Blanchard No matter what you do for a living, if you choose to be committed to developing your creative side, you’ll see benefits …

Creative Spark – Lessons from a potcake

Lessons From A Potcake Children are a blessing, but pets are easier to train and don’t talk back. I know Valentine’s Day is traditionally for our human heartthrobs, but in honor of this Valentine’s Day, I’m thanking my barking buddies for everything they do to keep me centered and creative. I have two dogs, both …

The Beauty Lounge

Party AND Stay Pretty Yes, we all know: “ ‘Tis the season to be jolly!”…and to stay up late…and to overindulge…and entertain… That’s right, this time of year brings late nights, poor diet, relaxed skin care habits, and stress. Any one of these can take a toll on your skin, and yet every December, for …

Why Wait To Create?

Are you one of those people who sometimes ‘over thinks’ a situation? You know the feeling: when you have a dilemma – or even an opportunity – you try to look at it from every angle then once more… just in case something about the situation may have changed while you were examining it the …

Creative Connections

Whether we look to science, philosophy, or religion, somewhere along the line, every one of these disciplines espouses a law that boils down to: every action has consequences. And let’s face it, sometimes, inaction has even greater consequences! Many of us live with a level of frustration in our lives that can vary in intensity …

Claim Your Creative Birthright

It has been said that we are all going through life like millionaires with amnesia. This is an analogy that most of us connect with right away. Who, at some time or another, hasn’t daydreamed on what it would be like to suddenly win the lottery? Or to find out that out that that dusty …

Creative Spark

Why You Should Thank Your Child’s Art And Music Teacher Is it more important to give the right answer or to ask the right question? Wait! Before you answer, please read on. “The arts are essential parts of the human experience, they are not a frill. We recommend that all students study the arts to …

Signs of Life

I was raised in a family led by parents who valued books. We had a library in our home. Not the luxurious, oak-paneled one that most of us imagine when we think “home library” but a room with a complete wall of shelves that held the books that would fit, while the other books overflowed …

“In this life, we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.” Mother Teresa Mother Teresa In a world where everything you can imagine is only a shopping cart and a click away, why on Earth do some of us choose to make things by hand? Why do some people …