Updates and Video Tuesdays

In a few weeks I start Graduate School online for Education Transformation (doesn’t that sound cool?) I am scrambling around to get done what I need to before that, and I still am learning 2d animation and Aftereffects. I had this idea, what if I hosted on my site a Video Tuesday? That way I…

A Dose of the Magical

Wow. What a crazy year. Seems like every morning I check the news feed and I learn about a natural disaster happening, a crazy person driving into a street of people, or some fundamental right taken away from me. It’s easy to be down and discouraged. The one thing that helps me feel hopeful and…

They are my favorites, dang it! The message of being true

There is a program on Instagram that will pick out your best posts of 2017. I fiddled around with it and it worked once. The second time it looped over and over saying my images were very large and to wait a moment. After waiting too many moments, I took the hint and walked away…

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…

Field Trip for the Imagination: Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms

It’s Blog Tuesday! Woot! And I’m tired of my Facebook Feed of Gloom and Anxiety. I like to think when you step into the Idea Emporium you are transported into a magical mall. We visited the Phoenix Art Museum not too long ago and the whole family loved the Infinity Rooms! They are pure magic…

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…

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…

Blog Tuesday: A Field Trip to Paxton Gate and a Little Bjork

This week is all about the creation of chapter five, the Invention Room. Prepare: the music for the chapter to prepare for inventing is anything by Bjork, but I’ve been listening to Army of Me and I Miss You and Pagan Poetry. It’s time for a Field Trip to a really cool store my elf partner…