These aren’t the REALLY ugly ones! 😲

Hello to You!

I’m so happy to see you here – lots of good stuff going on today: some creative play, ugly painting and a little journal goes to a new home.

Creative Boundaries, Exploration and Play

I’ve been starting to feel that my mixed media canvases are getting a little stale. Same set up, same process, same finish… Of course, that process was hard won to figure out and get it to a place where I liked what I was producing. Then, after a while, the formula sets in and it’s not as satisfying.

That’s when it’s time to do something different. Sometimes I make something completely different or work in a different medium. This time, I thought it was time to take a walk on the abstract side. Abstract paintings are probably my least favorite but it’s a boundary I’ve never really pushed. I’ll keep exploring this for a while and then, when I go back to the canvas, the sense of play and freedom will come with me. 

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner! – First Ever #CreativityExchange

We have our first #CreativityExhange recipient! This little chocolate themed junk journal and a mixed media medallion, both my own personal creations, have found a new home with Sue who shared her learning steps with me via private message.

That’s all there is to it! Do something creative – especially something a little past your comfort edge – share that you’ve done it and I’ll send you something I’ve made. It’s all about the co-creation. Read more about how it works here.

Then, reply to me and let me know what you’re creating. I’m looking forward to the creativity exchange with you!

Be a Beacon!


PS The #CreativityExchange – in a nutshell

  • You choose what you create! It’s up to you but I’d love to see you pick something a little (or if you’re all in – a lot!) past your comfort zone.
  • You only have to share it with me by email or you can share it more widely – totally up to you. You KEEP your thing – sharing electronically is enough.
  • There is no cost or fee – this is a co-creation and collaboration.
  • You have to BEGIN! I have lots of lovely creations here waiting to find you – just pick your creative project and get started.

Read the whole thing here.

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