Make Way for Wednesday

Make Way for Wednesday

Make Way for Spring

This week in the studio I’ve been splashing color on blank mini canvases, watercolor paper, and art journal pages. Piles of colorful backgrounds made with inks, paints, and colored pencils are spilled across the table.

  • How can I add layers to create story art from these beginnings?

  • How can I make something that will make me smile and think spring as I wait for warm breezes, fresh cut grass, garden blooms, and the farmer’s market?

  • What are my favorite memories and moments of spring?

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One Word with Jean: Create

One Word with Jean: Create

The Perfect Mystery

Create, the second word in our “One Word” series, means to produce or make, especially something innovative. I’ve always been curious about the idea of “being creative”. We’re often told creativity or talent is an undefinable, unnamable something. Only a few people are born with “it” and the rest of us “just aren’t creative.” I say baloney.

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One Word with Jean: Begin

One Word with Jean: Begin

Every Day Is a Beginning

It’s that time of the year when we all make resolutions, or change habits in the hopes of making our lives and ourselves better. Sometimes it even works. One of my old creative habits is writing morning pages as described in “The Artist’s Way.” I’ve been doing it a long time. It helps get the junk out of my head so the creative part can work. In that same vein, I’m working on the “My One Word” idea. You pick a word and consider how it fits in your life and what it really means to you. Here at Sunporch, we’ve decided to do a “One Word” series.

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