I took my creativity crusade on the road a couple of weeks ago. I was invited to conduct two workshops at The Myositis Association's annual conference in New Orleans. Myositis takes many forms- Lupus, RA, and severe muscle weakness, to name a few. Art As A Beacon of Hope, the first session I … Read More... about “Creative Living Is a Path for the Brave”
I’m kind of a data hound and I like to make purchasing decisions based on research. That’s why I like companies such as Reviews Bee who do the work for you. They gather information from experts and website reviews to create a top ten list of product recommendations. Full disclosure- Reviews Bee paid … Read More... about 10 Must Know Tips for Elderly Care
I think I can safely say most of my readers are Lady Boomers, women of the Baby Boomer generation. Therefore, I think you have heard of or will recognize the term “Senior Moment”, the definition of which is a temporary mental lapse -humorously attributed to the gradual loss of one's mental faculties … Read More... about Senior Moment? or…I Forget What I Was Going to Say….
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes- I feel like I made an unintentional mistake in my last blog post. In the previous post I took offense at they way a friend's husband characterized her artwork. He referenced her "craft" room and how she liked doing "crafts". It was the way he used … Read More... about “Gold: It’s In Us All”
I was at a function recently talking to the husband of a friend. His wife had excitedly texted me the previous evening having learned I was transitioning my art from clay to fabric. “Me too! She said. “Maybe we can get together and sew soon”. “Oh yes”, he replied enthusiastically, “Stephanie (not … Read More... about Is It Art or Is It Craft?
I'm kind of a political junkie. I've been avidly following the Democratic and Republican conventions this summer. I've watched the speeches, kept up with the delegate count, and cried over the appearances of a Gold Star Mom and the mother of one of the Pulse Nightclub shooting victims. My husband … Read More... about I Miss My Mom
In May I posted my People Pleasers Anonymous blog, referencing Faith Salie’s book, “Approval Junkie: Adventures in Caring Too Much”. I was more than a little delighted to read about her penchant for people pleasing because, like Faith, I too suffer from the same plight. Salie says, “Instead of … Read More... about Nature or Nurture?
“Just like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand”- This line from the Old Testament Book of Jeremiah, inspired the creation of an arts ministry in the First Congregational Church of Winter Park, one that reached across the economic and racial divide of Park Avenue to the west side of … Read More... about Shaping Lives With Clay