A new technique for exploring art. Try it….

If you’re like me, everything you see is a potential craft or art project!  Every scrap of fabric, each piece of yarn – what could I do with that?  What would I do with that?  We save textured paper, tissue paper, buttons, felt – you name it, we’ve got it just waiting for a project!  I find myself scanning through magazines and books and thinking, “Wow!  … Continue reading A new technique for exploring art. Try it….

How to Organize Your Home Office

Being organized is imperative for a well-run organization especially if you ARE the organization!  It’s so easy to fly from one thing to the next, busy as we are creating, marketing, ordering, selling.  I often leave a mess in my wake. However, when all of my buttons are in their bins and my ribbons color coordinated, my work flow is smoother, faster, easier and that … Continue reading How to Organize Your Home Office

My secret: The MOST important thing to do today!

Quick!  What’s the one thing today you want to get done for your business? Having a home-based business can be overwhelming.  We are everything – artist, admin, marketing.  And who hasn’t had the experience of frittering away time on the computer?  Here’s my #1 solution – the best idea, the most useful tip, the one that works each day: I ask myself, every morning, “What do … Continue reading My secret: The MOST important thing to do today!

Art Brain. Math Brain. Can’t I have both?

I am an artist.  I dance, I sing.  I create.  My brain easily goes to this functions.  I look at the world through  artist’s eyes.  How is that made?  Can I recreate it?  What can I make with these colors, this fabric, this theme?  How can I decorate this room?   Doesn’t this fabric drape nicely over this window?  Look at the petals on this flower, … Continue reading Art Brain. Math Brain. Can’t I have both?

Are your creative? Are you unfocused? Read on…

Do you appear to be unfocused?Do you start projects and not finish them?Do you have many varied interests?Are you easily bored?Do you have a hard time settling on one focus for your energies?Do you freeze when given a choice of many options? If you answered “yes” to several of the questions above, chances are, you’re a “scanner.”  The term was coined by Barbara Sher, author … Continue reading Are your creative? Are you unfocused? Read on…