Art Every Day Month: Day 28 — Advent(ure)

I’m on an Advent(ure) right now. A few weeks ago I posted the following ad to the personals section on Craigslist: I know this is kind of an odd request for Craigslist but…anyone wanna go to church with me this advent season? I haven’t been in years,...

Art Every Day Month: Days 13-14 (Bed Head)

Today’s Art Every Day piece was inspired by a skype call with my sweet nephew. I’d just woken up, and as I stared at my bed head in the webcam, I thought, “Sheesh! I could make art out of this!” So… I hauled all my make up into the living...

Art Every Day Month: Day 10

Now that my painting is done, I couldn’t wait to mess around with some of the other random art supplies I’ve been collecting. I love how Art Every Day Month is giving me an excuse to explore! Today I pulled out the water soluble crayons. Inspired by...

Art Every Day Month: Day 9

I did it!! I finished the painting! My first one ever. Today I worked with my white, silver and gold paint pens to add some highlights. Despite a small niggling feeling of dissatisfaction, I decided the painting was done. After signing it, I headed over to my altar...

Art Every Day Month: Days 5 to 8

Days in November are zooming by, and I haven’t quite managed to do one piece of art every day. However, I AM making something every day. And MAKING seems more important to me than actual making ART. In the above collage I’m playing with images of...

Art Every Day Month: Days 3 & 4

Over the last couple of days, I used Art Every Day as an excuse to decorate a planner as a gift for my academic coaching mentor, Beth Samuelson. (Note to Beth: Surprise!).Last week a colleague sent me an email with some amazing National Geographic images. I printed...

Art Every Day Month: Days 2 & 3

  On Day 2 (yesterday), I felt like playing with the texture of the paint. Hence, the yellow splotches around the baby. I don’t love the effect, but luckily Art Every Day Month lasts for a whole month. I’m sure I’ll find a way to tweak it into...

Art Every Day Month: Day 1

I got home at 10pm from academic coaching, and I thought: “Shoot! It’s the first day of Art Every Day Month and it’s too late to do any art!” Thank god for the email from fellow Art-Every-Day artist Emma, who commented on my blog...

Life Long Learning: Worm Composting

Recently, I’ve noticed that I’m jealous of the students I coach. I haven’t done any formal learning in a long time, and frankly I miss it. As an entrepreneur I learn new skills constantly, but I usually have to teach them to myself. How refreshing to...

Collaboration Can Be So Much Fun!

Randy and Marcus just left my apartment. I love those two guys, and am so grateful to be collaborating with both of them on our quest to Change the World!! As we work together, we are developing some theories of How To Collaborate in ways that are fun, purposeful, and...