Thursday, June 12, 2014


I am wordy even when I doodle :) I used watercolor
pens to highlight this quote.

Much of my art time in the last week or so has been spent with a sketch pad in front of the TV. I’m doodling and enjoying the process. I am posting some pictures of how my original doodle art pieces get started.

Elevate your doodles, feel the ink on the paper and let it swirl.
I usually use a permanent black ink so I can
color later if I choose. I work small and then
cut the images out.

I start with a sketch pad most
often. I also like book pages
kid's art, and notebook paper
as a base.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

You, yes you, are creative

My motto in life and in business is "live safe, live well, and live creatively." I have never encountered anyone who said they could not or did not want to live safe or live well.

The creative part though--that stumps a few. The most common response is, "I've never been creative, I just can't do that, or I don't know how to be creative."

Doodling is a craft, doodling as hair on a face
is creative. copyright 2014
I read a blog post this week that beautifully and succinctly expresses living creativity in terms that are easy to understand.

Creativity isn't about whether or not you can draw or write or sing or scrapbook--those are crafts that require skills. You can develop skills. Creativity, however, is about the approach to your skills.

"That’s when I understood that anything you might consider ‘art’ is made up of two parts; creativity and craft. The craft is the artistic skill to make the art, while creativity is the spark of life or the ingenuity behind it.
That also made me understand that when someone says they aren’t creative, they are mistaking creativity for craft."

Here's a direct link to the entire post:

Creativity is within us and all around us. If you've ever had an idea, you're creative.