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Art Inspires Art

One of the reasons I like sharing part of my world with you on this blog is to inspire others —especially those of you who don’t think you have a creative bone in your body—to try their hand at one or more forms of art. I’ve always loved writing, drawing, painting and photography, but I’m…

100 Ways

You’re creative. You can come up with 100 excuses why it’s not convenient to write. The ‘y’ on your keyboard is missing. Jay Leno is on. Your cat named Jay Leno ate your keyboard. The truth is, writing is damned inconvenient. It’s never convenient to have a plot or character bothering you when you’re supposed…

Our Person Is In There, Typing Away…

1 year old Marmie:  You think it’s safe to go out there? That white stuff is truly gone? 15 year old Sam: Our person is in there, typing away all day on that warm flat silver device she won’t let us sit on. I don’t want to leave her side. She seems like she needs…

Spring Clean Your Inner Artist!

Every one of us is creative. Every one of us has an inner artist (I’m going to call him Art for the sake of brevity) but we don’t all take the time to nurture Art. It’s hard work nurturing a creative child with a mind of its own, and it can be frustrating —painful even,…