A Year of Weird Mirrors

2017 was an uphill climb for many people. I wrote, I created a lot, I experimented. I learned about my limits and boundaries. I worked in my Brain often (my sketchbook), and created pages and pages of activities for my book. I also questioned myself. As I created and doodled and poured out my ideas…

Creative Resources

Other Innovative Teachers Who Think out of the Box: More jumping off points for your creativity and imagination that float my boat and I hope, will float yours too. The book, The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron is the artist’s bible Herve Tullet’s Art Workshop Technical Classes on Skillshare that teach with fun Jill Badonsky’s…

How to Avoid the Holiday Overload When You are a Sensitive Creative

Creative people are sensitive people. We can enjoy the subtle differences among Yellows, a beautiful piece of music brings tears to our eyes, and a mall this time of year is the equivalent experience of throwing on all the lights at 3 a.m. when you were sound asleep. Overload to our sensitive systems can happen…

The Gift and Curse of SOUND

I’m telepathic. It’s a weird skill and one I didn’t know I had until my first animal communication class back in 1998. I later became an animal communicator because I could hear the thoughts of the animals pretty clearly and I love animals and wanted to help them. For over fourteen years I was a…

When the path is too hard..stop or keep going?

I had to drop my 3d animation class. It was so so hard and felt like an uphill climb every step of the way. I really needed a beginner class before this one to introduce the program instead of diving down into an exercise of engineer-brain type compiling of a very intricate catapult in chapter…

The Excitement Theory: when you are lost

I hate and I like my 3d animation class. It really feels like Rocket Science and what should take a shorter time always takes forever. I am grateful most of my homework is done during the day when the kids have school because my language at the computer becomes very…colorful. The guy who wrote the…

You are enough

It’s easy to get lost. The world is a little crazy right now. From too much water to too much hate. As an empath or a sensitive creative person you can get lost in the waves of the collective helplessness. Feeling not enough, is the symptom. And those are the times you need to remember, you…

The Shadow in us we need to greet and Shadow Theater

I anxiously awaited the sun being blotted out while hiding out in the house away from windows with my Giant Ooh Yellow Dog, hoping the eclipse would pass quickly. Crouching down on the couch and pretending nothing was happening, while facing my fears of going blind, I thought about the Shadow. Not the old-time radio…

When the World Goes Crazy, Lighten the Load & Find What Fits

I have such the habit of piling it on. What is mine, what isn’t mine, what is the collective mine, what is out there, what is not my responsibility…And I found myself overloading, again. My stomach goes on vacation without me and I get an headache as a big wakeup call that I’ve been carrying…

Why Every Woman Should Have a Fairy Tent

I need a lot of space. Not like in the form of a huge closet or two cars and a kitchen with an island, although I thoroughly enjoyed having a house all to my own. It’s a different kind of space that I need. When I first moved in with my then-boyfriend, I was very…