Why I am not offended by the offer of “exposure” in exchange for my work

You know what I’m talking about. Creative artists of all kinds get asked to donate their work or talent for a fundraiser, charity event, or whatever other production, in exchange for “exposure.” Some feel offended when asked to “give our talent for free.” I don’t. Here’s why. I’m specifically referring to the unpaid opportunities that come up …

The Adventures of Maleficent the Fairy Doll

When I was about ten years old, I got into making little fairies out of wire, embroidery thread, silk flowers & leaves, and beads. I stopped after awhile, but apparently my mom kept all my supplies in containers. I got a hold of it all recently, and eventually busted it out for a friend’s daughters …

Private Creative Sessions ~ Host Your Own Art & Wine Night

This last weekend I facilitated one of several private Creative Sessions I’ve offered, and it was so fun! Hosting your own art & wine night in the comfort of your home or business brings a totally different element to the Creative Session. It is more fun and cozy when you are in your own space, …

Creative Adventures PHOTO-Blog: School demo, homeschooling, painting time

This past week has been another creative whirlwind. My facebook status the other day read: A busy week of living & learning. Enjoying time in the yard, playing soccer, climbing trees, identifying plants, eating yummy foods, boiling herbs, playing sudoku, reading National Geographic, watching movies and cartoons, practicing reading, writing & math, going surfing, painting, …