SIX TIPS FOR BOOSTING YOUR CREATIVE CONFIDENCE RIGHT NOW

Creativity is one of those things that requires you to step into some pretty uncharted territory, often with no plan at all. So, of course, you’re gonna be a little nervous — anything can happen out there on the wilds of your canvas!

This is also why Brave Intuitive Painting is such a thrill. There are no boxes to stay comfortably inside of. There are no rules. And there’s definitely not a step-by-step manual.

However, there are some things I’ve learned over the years that will hopefully breathe some fresh confidence beneath your creative wings, and I’m happy to share those with you here.

Flora Painting

ONE SIMPLE TRICK TO BRING YOUR PAINTINGS TO LIFE!

If you’re feeling in a rut with the imagery or shapes you’re using in your paintings, I’m happy to share one simple trick that might change everything. I remember the exact moment this concept occurred to me. It was about fifteen years ago, and I was out walking on my birthday with my sketchbook. Read the rest of the story in the blog!

I hope this practice will breathe some fresh life into your paintings. Let me know how it goes!

Altar Feather and Brush

A YEAR OF CREATIVE GIFTS!

I cherish the days at the end of each year to reflect on all that’s transpired over the past twelve months and to consciously plant new intentions for the coming year.
Looking forward, I’ve decided my word for 2018 is GRACE — a word that makes my shoulders relax and my breath deepen just by typing it.

To honor this past year, I’m happy to share a few of my favorite creative tidbits, videos, interviews and downloadable PDFs from 2017.

Thank you again for all your support!

20 Alternatives to Mindless Scrolling

20 ALTERNATIVES TO MINDLESS SCROLLING (YOUR CREATIVE SPIRIT WILL THANK YOU!)

Friends. I’ve noticed something about humans these days, and I’m guessing you’ve noticed it too. Whenever we have a spare moment that’s not filled with some kind of stimulation, we reach for our devices to fill the space. And I get it. I’m just as guilty as the next person, but I’m also growing increasingly concerned about this “habit,” especially for creative folks like us.

I’ve been working hard to set up new boundaries and create healthier patterns around my relationship to technology, and I’m happy to share some of my tricks with you today.

Filling The Well

HOW FILLING THE WELL LEADS TO INSPIRED ACTION

If you’ve ever wondered how, or if, making art and flexing your creative muscles contributes to the world in a truly impactful and meaningful way, you’re not alone.

As the world changes before our very eyes, these questions feel more important than ever, and it didn’t surprise me at all when they surfaced in a workshop I taught in Northern California last month. Watch the video to hear about the breakthrough we all experienced on our final day together.