art + creativity

do you miss something?

do you miss something?

In this Studio Talk, I'm talking about the questions I'm answering as I stand at my current gateway and exploring things like missing myself as a fiction writer, letting go of dreams and picking them back up again, time and energy management, compensation for work, the weirdness of money, pretending to be like other people, the advice I would give my younger self.

she knows who I am

she knows who I am

I have always been captivated by St. Bernadette and the Lourdes vision. There is something so beautiful, so gentle, so fierce about it - the way the young girl doesn't know what she is seeing, but knows that she is compelled to return; the way Mary shows up again and again, revealing a little at a time about who she is, who Bernadette is.

not someday. now.

not someday. now.

It's a snow day and instead of baking something (look, let's be honest, I'm not going to rule it out), I'm talking in the studio.

In this video  - to which I've applied a warm vintage filter for maximum watchability - I'm explaining what I mean by Prayer Painting and Vision Painting and sharing a bit about that process; talking about an upcoming trip (Hey, West Coast, I'm looking at you!); and sharing a recent realization about how I've pretty much been waiting my whole life for someday to happen.

how to discover your sacred word

how to discover your sacred word

I recently announced Vision Paintings for the new year and offered a free worksheet for discovering your sacred word.

I'm going to publish the content of that worksheet + some extra stuff later in this post, (so if you have any trouble with that download, fear not,) but I thought it might be good to talk about this sacred word thing.