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Everyone is capable of creativity, and everyone can benefit from having a creative practice in their lives! Whatever your skill level is, getting out of your head and using your hands to make something tangible is good for you. Creativity can bring us fun, friendships, self-confidence, and pride in what we made. It grows our imaginations, helps us think outside the box, releases stress, and so much more! I hope this list will motivate you to start a creative practice (if you don’t already have one) so you can enjoy the many benefits of creativity. What are the benefits of...

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A trip to the art store can often leave you feeling overwhelmed by the number of options. Here are some of my recommendations to get you started with painting. As you practice and experiment with different supplies, you’ll develop your own personal preferences. Here are the tools that I love in my personal art & teaching, with a range in price points to find what works for you! I always recommend heading to your local art store for supplies, but I’ve also included links to shop online. Acrylic Paint Nova Color: excellent quality of color vibrancy and durability. I use...

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I am making it a tradition each new year to go through the year before to reflect on highlights & accomplishments. I am a firm believer in the woo-woo law of attraction spiritual stuff: that the thoughts and attitude you put out into the world is what you receive more of. When we focus our attention on the positives rather than the negatives, we will find more of that in our lives. So here are my silver linings from the year that was, 2020. Virtual Connection I am not going to lie. I was SO nervous the first time I...

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2020 has shaken things up in the art world. No more fairs, shows, group classes. Opportunities to connect are smaller and more distant. We are all experiencing the impacts. Throughout the pandemic, political turmoil, and now wildfire season to top it off, I have found a sense of purpose in the art classes I offer. Part of me still feels silly talking about my art when my family is doing well despite everything. But hearing the feedback from students on how special, helpful, therapeutic the classes are, tells me that I need to continue down this road and share the...

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It seems like we are all spending an above-average time online lately, so I wanted to share how my life is looking with shelter in place in effect. Read on to hear about my challenges, how I spend my time and the positives coming out of it for me! What has changed? Honestly, I am such a homebody that my day to day life is about the same. Most days I spend working from my home studio or home with my two-year-old daughter. The biggest shift is in my work life. I was just gearing up for a busy season...

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