Art Dolls: To Sell or Not to Sell?

  Yesterday I had a really lovely lady contact me and ask me if I ever sell digital images of my art dolls, so that others could use them in their own art. She sited a couple of art doll examples of which I have been sharing my process of creation on my Periscope shows. […]

Embracing Change – Aging

Continuing on with the same theme as my last post I have been giving a lot of thought lately to the aging process.     There was a time in my twenties when I remember fantasizing about what kind of woman I would be in my elder years and it amuses me now to remember the image […]

Change

Change isn’t often easy, even when you’ve been hoping and praying for it and especially when it comes upon us suddenly and unexpected.  I’ve been needing something new in my life for some time now and I’ve been asking the Universe for clear signs as to what path to take next, only to find myself […]

Life is What Happens

I think that on a good day maybe three people read my blog, and that has been pretty much fine by me as my primary reason for blogging is more about my personal expression and has much less to do with who will be reading it. I do make it public because I am comfortable […]

Digital Scrapbooking – Common Characteristics of Successful Designers ( Q & A)

What characteristics are common in successful designers have in your opinion? I think the one thing that most successful designers share is a genuine passion for the craft. I’ve seen people pursue a career as a digital scrapbooking designer with the idea that it would be a nice little business that might allow them to […]

Q & A – Talent. Is it born or learned?

Question:  In your opinion is talent something that someone already has or can it be developed? We all have skills or aptitudes that are unique to each of us. Sometimes a specific talent is apparent from a very young age and at other times it may take years to awaken within us. Talent often lies […]

Art is Meditation

Meditation is the act of quieting the mind or in the words of Deepak Chopra, “Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet.  It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.” The process of making art […]

Digital Scrapbook Design Q & A – Tips for New Designers

Q: What one thing do you think new designers get wrong when they are starting out? There are a number of mistakes that new digital scrapbooking designers can make starting out and who doesn’t make mistakes?  We all make them, and I myself have made plenty in my career as a designer and a store […]

Coping with Copying

  One of the most common complaints within our industry and our community is that some copy the work and artistry of others, usually without offering any credit to the originator.      I stumbled on a blog post today by Leonie Dawson on How She Deals with Copycats and I thought it was probably about time […]

2014? – I’m Not Quite There Yet.

It’s near the end of the day on January 2nd, but so far I have refused to enter into the new year.  I know the calendar says it is so but I’m just not there yet.  All of this business of holiday happenings has been very busy and chaotic and now is the time for […]