September Creativity Tips – Starting a Personal Project

September 29, 2016

“Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is the result of good work habits” – Twyla Tharp Back in June, I asked you to follow along with a new book I was reading called The Wander Society. I have read about 3/4 of the book. In it, Keri Smith discusses Walt Whitman and the […]

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Nick Holmes: Time Spent Falling

August 12, 2016

Poetry has been a part of my life as long as I can remember. As a child my aunt-Sally Morrison would read A. A. Milne out loud to me and my cousin; later in high school I remember reading Beowulf and really falling in love with way the words flowed across the page. This summer, […]

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Elle Luna: The Crossroads of Should and Must

May 11, 2016

Last fall I read The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna. After I read the book, I put it down for a few months. For some reason I kept coming back to the beautiful illustrations and the message that it was sharing for me. I’d tried to write a post but the right […]

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January 2016 – Creative Tips

January 05, 2016

January is a time for new beginnings, renewing your creative alignment and starting new projects. For me, that means cleaning my studio, starting a new sketchbook, setting creative goals and adding a few new tools to my creative practice. It also means assessing how I grew as an artist last year and where I want […]

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Enjoy Life Sip by Sip

September 28, 2015

Although I have been relatively quiet here in the last several months I have been creating like a mad woman. Sketching, photography, painting, and reading a lot! Part of all this creating has been experimenting with different art supplies including gouache, pen and ink and marker. this piece is one of my experiments and I […]

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class review: 52 painting class

September 23, 2015

Back in March of this year I joined Mati McDonough and Faith Evan-Sills on a year long journey of painting in their online course 52 Paintings: Exploration, Self Discovery and Community through Painting. Unfortunately for me, the beginning of class coincided with my shoulder surgery and I was unable to participate until early this summer. […]

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redlinedesign: strike away show

March 19, 2015

Today, I am really excited to share that I am participating in my first show in San Francisco. My friend Courtney Cerruti along with Alicia of @adorndesign have created The Strike Away Show which is a show of matchbooks. you can alter them, paint them, chop them up or do whatever to make them your […]

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Nevada Museum of Art: Artists’ Roundtable

February 16, 2015

On Saturday, February 21 I will be joining Casey Sibley, Lisa Kurt and Francis Melhop for an artists’ roundtable and discussion on identifying yourself as an artist. We will be talking about “branding”, building your portfolio, finding work, building your audience and your artists network. I hope you will join us for this lively discussion. […]

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redlinedesign: Edible Reno/Tahoe

December 15, 2014

I’m so excited to share that three of my paintings are part of the Winter Edition of Edible Reno/Tahoe. Thanks so much for the wonderful write up, Amanda and for including all three of the pieces with your Winter Food Guide. With winter squash, kiwi and pomegranates in season I know I will be doing […]

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redlinedesign: FLASH SALE TODAY ONLY

December 12, 2014

Just popping in to let you know that I have added some original mixed media work to the shop, just in time for the holidays. You will be hearing more about these pieces in the next week but in the meantime the originals are now for sale along with many other goodies. In addition the […]

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Maira Kalman: Portraits in Creativity

September 08, 2014

I’m off today on a little adventure with my husband to get my creative fix and pick up some art supplies in San Francisco. In the meantime, I thought you would all enjoy this incredible video on Maira Kalman about Creativity. The video is part of a series by: Gael Towey, a former Creative Director […]

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Daring Adventures in Collage – Week Three/Four

July 18, 2014

{Em – week 3} A few weeks ago, I shared a post with artwork from Daring Adventures in Collage, a course my daughter and I have been taking with Mati McDonough. Today, I am sharing week three and four with you. Our project for week three was to create a surrealist collage. {Sarah – Week […]

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