I spent time recently with someone I consider cool, colorful, fun, and creative. (Be Brave. Lose the Beige is a big fan of these qualities.) Now, here is the kicker…she is a hospice and palliative care nurse focusing on the ostensibly not-so-fun topic of death. Donna Gray is the voice and … Read More... about The Conversation Project: Let’s Talk About It
I'm anxious right now. It's Thursday October 6 @ 12:30 and I'm on a plan destined for Chicago and the awaiting arms of my children and an 18 month old granddaughter. I feel almost like a refugee fleeing the approach of Hurricane Mathew as it takes aim for the east coast of my state. Meteorologists … Read More... about Mathew’s Mayhem
Looking at my curves, it probably will not come as a shock that I don’t really follow the fashion fads-to-be during fashion weeks in Milan and Paris, for size 0-2 twiggy figures. The only reason fashion week is even on my radar is thanks to an interview I heard recently with Tim Gunn on NPR. Tim … Read More... about The Fashion Industry Has a Plus Sized Design Failure
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?