Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Cheese Advent Calendar

Can't find the Advent calendar you want to make your holiday special?  Make it yourself -
Cheese Advent Calendar

Speaking of cheese how about making a custom cheeseboard for a Christmas gift.  I'll show you how.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Creativity is Not Always About the Lesson You Intended to Learn.




I set out to watch this video called 4 lessons in Creativity because I'm all about learning about creativity but  what caught my attention was not the lessons in this video but a little story about Sculptor Richard Serra.  The story was about how he threw his painting supplies in the river and then went on to become a famous sculptor.  I think the lesson was about being open to experience or something like that but the part I got excited about was he made a list.  It was a long list of verbs - to cut, to spread, to lift, to roll, and so on.  and he applied the list to materials.

What I got out of this video is that I wanted to know more about this list!  So here it is...


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

How to Relieve Stress for Creatives



I found this funny video at Swiss-miss.com  

I don't think there's a business with a room like this in the US but maybe you could try it on a hike in the woods.   Of course, doing art is a good way to relieve stress too.  But sometimes it leads to more stress like when you think your cat is making fun of you.


Don't put up with mean cats.  Take my newest class and find out How to Calm Your Inner Critic
Hint The problem is not your cat at all!