The great painter Matisse once said, “Creativity takes courage” and he was not kidding. Allowing yourself to follow your creative path is a scary journey that you have to face alone. You will find travelers on the road, but at some point, their paths will split, and you will be alone once again. It takes courage. I’m starting a series about the things that shape our creativity. This won’t be a comprehensive list, as I’m not sure there could ever be a way to capture all the ways we can shape our creativity. Instead, the list will include positive and negative ways we shape our creativity.(more…)
Let’s face it 2020 was a challenging year. 2020 wore everyone out, stretched emotional and finical budgets. 2021 is going so much better, but everyone I know still wears 2020 as a badge – even if they don’t want to. I tried to reboot this blog at the first of the year, and I’m just now starting to feel like I’ve got some kind of momentum to sit down and write. I know I’m not alone because I’ve heard this from many people I know. We are exhausted and tapping an empty well.(more…)
This spring, I tried to slow down. I got into my new house and got it mostly settled. I’ve been trying to let the natural rhythms of life slow me down. So I enjoyed this spring and taking a few things I’ve learned and letting it carry me into the summer and fall.(more…)
For the last several years, I’ve let this site just sit. I’ve done small updates here and there but mostly it sat. I did not know what I wanted to do with it. For years I had a photography site and before that a graphic design service. Neither one fits where I am today. But the thing is I don’t know what fits where I am today.
In 2020 while most people had a mandatory slowdown – I had a manic speed up. I work in communications at a local church and we went from a church of almost 1000 meeting in-person to a church that met digitally. Then to a church that met outside for events – that often got rained out. Then pivoted again to meeting inside with distance and masks and tons of guidelines. To…well you get it. A lot of changes and the person who helps me in communications was out on maternity leave so that that left me. I was working 60-70 hours a week and utterly exhausted all the time. So thinking about working on my website was the further set thing on my mind. I did not want to spend any more time on the computer than I was already spending for work.(more…)