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Rules are…

I am in the middle of teaching a PhotoShop class for Mixed Media artists. I keep saying there are no rules…no right …

Natures Vignettes…

i am filled with joy and peace after my morning ritual at the beach…this is one reason: my first glimpse of the …

Life Stacked Like Alter Stones

be your natural, wonderful self… Your ability to charm others may be heightened today, and you may wonder if this developing allure …

The Fortune You Need

“A candle throws its light into the darkness. In a nasty world, so shines the good deed. Make sure the fortune, that …

leçons de vie-lessons of life

My French Muse Sophie has much experience with leçons de vie-lessons of life. Her life journey(voyage de vie) has been strewn with …

Off to New Jersey

I am off to New Jersey to paint murals in a women’s shelter in Jersey City this week…with my Cre8Tive sistas. It …

It’s ALL About the Applause

I am taking a class and this was the task this week…very cathartic exercise for me…i love walking thru my life and …

Yet Again Make It New

I am taking a class at Jenny Doh’s Creative Lab called Crafting My Best Life. I am in the second week and …

Party Time @ A FAnciful Twist blog

We are Havin’ a party…spooky party…scary party…witchy party… Frequent Flyer Party for me!!! Cre8Tive Compass Halloween party come join in too for …

Who are Your Artistic Mentors?

I have been blessed with some wonderful creative mentors in my life…mentors who lifted me up and allowed me to soar… Dom …

Sunday Inspiration

Each Sunday I will post an image that I took during the week that inspires me. This image was taken at the …

Monterey Peninsula Photography Retreat

Monterey Spiritual Photography Retreat with Catherine Just Creative Unfolding Take Refuge by the Sea Unending Visual Beauty Catherine Just , an Award …

Merely Tenacity

Amelia Earhart’s quote: “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity”? tenacity: the quality or state …

Do you dare?

Best-selling author Kelly Corrigan reads an excerpt from her April 2010 Glamour magazine essay This touched something in me that is screaming …

Creativity…my dear friend…

I have had brushes with paint that lasted for years. And, even when I have hung up my paintbrushes to dry and left them to gather dust…they remained steadfast friends awaiting my return and sprang into action as soon as they were returned to the glorious puddles of paint. So Maria, you certainly brought forth this morning a nostalgia for my brushes and paints…as they have been waiting for me for a while now, as life has been crowding out the friendship and companionship of my old ally creativity.