• Artisan Studio,  Wellness

    Getting Back to my Creative Life

    CREATIVE ME My creativity and imagination developed at an early age. My parents encouraged and nurtured my creativity. My mother further aided it by limiting my time in front of the television. It helped that my parents were creative people.…

  • Artisan Studio,  Writing Studio

    Creativity: A Definition

    According to Wikipedia, CREATIVITY is the phenomenon where something new and somehow valuable is formed. I love this definition because it is so far from what I consider to be the definition of creativity. One of the things I love…

  • Artisan Studio

    Learning About Photography Online

    I enrolled myself in Photography 101 to kick my butt back into carrying my camera and taking pictures. I love photography, but I have gotten lazy. Today’s assignment focuses on “home and getting oriented.” There are so many ways to…

  • Artisan Studio

    March is . . . National Craft Month

    I grew up in a crafting family, but it wasn’t until the 1980s or 1990s did it hit me that I was raised a crafter by a crafter. And it wasn’t until recently that I realized how much of a…

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    Vibrant: Friday Photo Challenge

    Although I’ve changed living locations, the winter seasons still seem desolate. Whereas Northern Illinois was cold and snowy and dreary, Middle Tennessee is rainy and dreary between episodes of beautiful sunshine. Most of the trees have shed their leaves, as…