The other day I was working in my studio and as I was painting beads, my mind began to wander. I thought about some upcoming projects I’d be working on, some personal things, some of my goals for the rest of the year and to-do’s for the week. For some reason, my thought process felt clearer than ever. I was able to work through my thoughts in a calm and clear way while I was painting, more so than I can when I am sitting with pen and paper, intentionally trying to make a list.Read More
This winter, my husband and I took a trip to Ann Arbor, MI because we wanted to check out the much heard about Zingermans everything. They have a deli, a coffee shop, candy store, bakery and a few restaurants as well. It’s kind of crazy, and I definitely got a sense that these people know what they are doing. In particular the co-founder, Ari Weinzweig. Each of the different shops was filled with delicious foods, quality products, knowledgable staff, quirky artwork, extra space for classes, workshops and other happenings. It was certainly a well-oiled machine and a grand experience for their customers.Read More
Life is hard as we grow up. There is so much to do and manage, we couldn’t possibly have time to do something fun like jumping in puddles or painting a canvas, right?!
Well what if we shifted our thinking a bit and made more time to play and be creative? It’s becoming more and more apparent that, even as adults, making time to do something for ourselves decreases stress, promotes wellness and just makes us happier.Read More
As we grow up, we lose our sense of child-like wonder and begin to naturally harden to life’s circumstances. We realize the responsibilities, the societal norms and the obligations of adulthood and just become a bit rigid. Life takes a toll on us and over time and we sadly lose our luster. But what if there was something we could do to break the cycle and start having fun again? What if we could use our imagination, run around, be messy and just play? If we could be fearless like our children?Read More
This New Year I felt a little less pressure to make a set of resolutions. I didn’t feel like I had to write down goals or have all the stars align by the 1st of the year. I just wanted to gently bring in the new year, knowing good things were coming ahead.Read More
As my header on my home page says, “Making and Meandering through a Artful Life,” I am a bit of a meanderer. I think all of us artists are. We tinker and play and bounce around a bit. We love to experiment and try new things.Read More