New Year’s Adventure Back to Bali!

So I went to Bali in October 2016, and I told you all that I fell in love and would be back sooner rather than later. Well, I decided to start 2017 with an adventure back to Bali! It was amazing, even though I did get the infamous “Bali Belly” while I was there. Really …

Photo Inspirations That Keep the Creativity Flowing

Today is my son’s 11th birthday, and he stayed home with me because he isn’t feeling well. Every year my sons’ birthdays remind me to reflect, because their arrival into this world were huge milestones. I can’t believe how much has happened in 11 years. The good, the bad, the ugly, and the utterly amazing. …

Creative Session: The Healing Power of Art

Hafa adai! This weekend I had the special honor of leading a Creative Session focusing on the healing power of art. Art has a natural way of being healing, simply through the act of creating. The creative process is something that happens in everyday life… You have an idea, or see something inspiring. You have …

Fun in Nature & Creative Musings Through Photos

A photo journal of recent fun in nature, creative musings and other adventures captured on camera… these are the simple things in life that make me smile. These are the things that give me joy and peace. And then there are some random shots that are just snippets of life, like the little snaky snake …

The 10 Basic Essentials to Creating Your Own Wellbeing

I took this photo this morning, while I was reflecting on what went well last week, and where my focus will be this week. I’m reminding myself of the basic essentials of my own wellbeing and why I do what I do. People ask me all the time, “How do you sustain creativity? How do you …

Happy New Year 2015! What makes YOU come alive?

What makes you come alive? I invite you to be mindful in 2015. Zero in on the moment you are in, where is your focus? Put down the distractions, and give this moment your full attention. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and then open your eyes. What do you need most right now? …

Creative Adventures ~ Birthdays, Bonfires, Sunsets, Animals, & Surfboard Making

I get asked about inspiration a lot. “What inspires you?” “Where do your ideas come from?” “How do you keep the process going?” Well the simple answer is: Living life. Every day there is something to be inspired by. Enjoying life, observing your surroundings, noticing things that catch your attention, appreciating beauty, having fun with …

Creative Session ~ Painting Photo Shoot Session Fun

Say that 5 times fast. =) “Painting Photo Shoot Session.” I would like to thank our lovely local photographers Jolynn Redmond and Frank Henshaw for dropping in on today’s Creative Session at Guma’ Tasa. Lovely to see you both and invite you to experience the day from an artist’s perspective. Thanks for getting right in …

My Everyday Magic Journal Pages ~ Appreciation

Today had some interesting twists and turns. By the end of the day I was ready for a nap or a glass of wine. I took a walk outside, had some water, and flipped back through my Everyday Magic journal. I am ever thankful to my soul sister Kate for inspiring me to start this …

Just Start! Here’s how to get (and keep) your creative momentum going.

1. ) Recognize your awesomeness. You are awesome, complete with all your trials, tribulations, successes, failures, learning experiences, weaknesses, strengths, opportunities missed and taken. Acknowledge the awesomeness of you, others, and your world and all the gifts you have to give, and are grateful to receive. 2.) Be curious. ASK QUESTIONS. Especially the question “Why?” …

Creative Spotlight: Her Majesty, The Queen(s)

Had an image in my mind today and immediately set up my easel, a 24″x30″ canvas, and my paints to start on it while the inspiration was fresh. It is titled “Her Majesty,” and represents a queen who is energetic, full of life & joy, powerful, graceful, bold, loving and playful. She is well-respected for …

Just Love. That’s it.

Today I would just like to tell you that you are loved, exactly the way you are, right this very moment. And the moment before it, and after.  You are loved, no matter what any one else might suggest.  You are worth it. Tune in to your bliss. What brings you joy? Love being you.  …

Poetry: Faith in Me

Faith in Me It is one of those days when I need to breathe… where I question who I am. I turn my focus toward me. Space. To think and reflect, and to put myself back in a positive feeling space. I used to think I was simply withdrawing I don’t identify with those labels …

Creativity Binder: How to create your own visual sanctuary

Often I am asked “Where to start?” when it comes to creating and living a positive and exhilarating creative journey. One of the best things I did to ground myself in my journey, was to start a Creativity Binder. Call it what you want, it can be a Binder of Inspiration, Book of Creativity, Creative …