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January Art Challenge

I have all kinds of fun goals and healthy habits planned to bring into my New Year. Fitness, Self-Discovery, and Creativity are some of my top intentions for 2018. In 2018, I’ll be launching Do Five Things A Day’s Monthly Art Challenges. 5 Reasons to Participate in an Art Challenge: 1.) Art stimulates the mind 2.) […]

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The Little List of Powerful Books for Creative Minds

Looking for some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing? Need a push to get through to the next step of your artistry? Have a little writers’ block? The Book of Doing and Being – Rediscovering Creativity in Life, Love, and Work – With clarity, humor, and insight, award-winning filmmaker Barnet Bain guides readers to unlock […]

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A Delayed #ArtThursday

So super late, must admit, the last week has felt a bit overwhelming, just so much that has crept up on my plate. In some moments I feel like quitting and crawling under the covers and sleeping right through all the chaos but in most of the moments I can see the light at the […]

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10 Summer Arts & Crafts Pinterest Round-Up

Let’s get some arts and craft inspiration going this week! I love jumping into new projects during the warm weather seasons. Summer makes me think bright, beautiful colors and lots of happy projects! I put together 10 projects I hope to tackle this year that I wanted to share with all of you too! You […]

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10 Ways Art Can Be Powerful Therapy

Did you know that practicing art or even by doing a craft it can act as a meditative practice for you? When we channel our energy into creating something it can have many therapeutic properties. 1.) Art is relaxing and has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety and decrease worry. 2.) It can teach […]

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My Artist’s Bucket List – Exploring New Territory

As an artist I am always looking for ways to grow. I have several forms of art and artistic expression that I am eager to try. The past couple of years I’ve expanded my painting to include a mix of acrylics, watercolors and ink for definition but my exploration won’t stop there. As I try […]

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Beauty in the Ruins – An Edgy Photo Shoot

It was a damn cold afternoon…but we were determined to get this shoot. There was an upcoming local art show at HiveArtSpace that we wanted to submit to…”Beauty in the Art of Decay”…so off we set to Ruins Park in Glen Rock where we could capture the beautiful graffiti as a background in our shoot. […]

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Inspiration From The Streets

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, making mistakes, and having fun.” ~ Mary Lou Cook Where would art be if we didn’t have artists that pushed the limits and broke some rules?  I have a secret love for street art and graffiti. It takes some gust and some big inspirations to create art like […]

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Speaking to the Artist’s Soul & Emerging in the Progress

Creating art is a therapy for me…when I pick up a paintbrush or open my sketchbook I immediately feel a wave of calmness enter me. The stress of the world melts away. I become the center of the balance beam.  “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” ~ Thomas […]

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My Visions & Dreams In Paint – Hidden Self Portraits

I had it on my bucket list last year to paint a self portrait. I took it off my bucket list this year. Though I haven’t sat down in front of the mirror and painted a mere image of myself, I have painted many self portraits. Each piece of my artwork also has a piece […]

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