The Sweet Spot where the mind meets the hand...the Art & Zen of Doodling

There's a sweet spot... It's where the head meets the hand. Where the details meet the big picture. Where the mind plays and the hand glides in ballet moves across the page. You can spend an hour or two or three in this sweet spot, utterly oblivious to social media, email and the 24 hour news cycle. You're focused, relaxed, content. [ 273 more words. ]

Call Yourself Creative...I Dare You

Can I ask you a personal question? Do you think of yourself as "creative"? Or do you shy away from the "creative" self-label, thinking I'm just Stacey the Lawyer, or Brad the High School History Teacher or Jennie the Stay-at-Home Mom. It's tempting to reserve the "creative" moniker for the "professionals". You know, the "real artists" paying their bills with the sale of their art. [ 310 more words. ]

What if you forgot to have your "big juicy creative life"? A new series for you. #write31days

"Oh my God, what if you wake up some day, and you're 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written....or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you...

Autumn Loving & Learning

To celebrate fall's arrival, here's a bit of what I'm loving and learning in the cooler temps.... Rejoicing Pumpkin EVERYTHING is back!!! Candles, muffins, donuts, cheesecake, Pumpkin Spice Lattes. I can't get enough. Note: Do NOT google what's in Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Lattes. already did? Ugh,me, too. And now my dream, that one where I sip a PSL while walking on the beach, that dream is shattered. [ 515 more words. ]
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In Summer, the Song Sings Itself (and Five Other Lessons...)

“In Summer, the song sings itself.” - William Carlos Williams Sometimes it’s not a song. Sometimes it’s a soundtrack. Or maybe a digital “mixed tape” of happy and mellow and pop and French and Indie and whatever… [ 352 more words. ]

Can a 12x12 piece of paper make a difference? Check out my summer vision board and see what I think..…/08/19/a-vision-of-this-sum…/

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Every Summer has a's how mine begins. What's your story?

Every Summer has a story. This is how our story begins… Somewhere on I-95 South…two people, two dogs, one very loaded SUV. Amelia Island, Florida or bust. A long and lazy weekend of sun and sails, sand and sunscreen. Sunny days ending with… [ 183 more words. ]
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When nature becomes art....not your typical beach but hauntingly beautiful

The Boneyard Beach Capers Island, off the South Carolina coast A few miles up the coast from Charleston, an undeveloped barrier island fights a losing battle. Not against the usual suspects – high rise hotels, swarming tourists or oceanfront…

I've managed to avoid the flu, only to come down with a case of "premature spring fever". Here's how I'm treating it:…/making-the-most-of-the-fin…/ #7x7

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Not that I needed another excuse to read...Why Novel Reading Reduces Anxiety

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that t

BOOK REVIEWS: Just Because Something Happens Doesn't Make it Interesting

Here’s a round-up of what I’ve read this month: The Woman Upstairs – Claire Messud Meet Nora, a “good girl” of a woman grappling with the truth that “…what consigned me to mediocrity, is me, just me.” She… [ 446 more words. ]

I don't normally share recipes but this one is a plate cleaning, utensil licking one! It's from Shauna Niequist's Bread & Wine. If you haven't read #Bread&Wine, get thee to Amazon or a bookstore immediately!…/10/the-best-enchiladas-ever/

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Okay I'm busted! I'm putting myself on probation...

A wish for all of us at the start of a new year....

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