If you have no goals…don’t bother reading this.

If you have no goals…don’t bother reading this.

SMART is an old acronym for goal setting. But with my art class next week it’s going to take on a new meaning!  We’re going to make smART goals! Have you been procrastinating on something lately? Come to my class next Wednesday and break through the block so that you can get it done. We are going to apply ART to your goal, and capitalize on all the mental power that ART contains! You already know (from last week) that “the car goes where...

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Crash!

Crash!

You have undoubtedly seen all the emails that promoted my webinar about how to create this heart book.  I’ve been very excited to share the process of how to make it and start an on-line teaching series on book art.  The webinar is a kick-off, and soon the full on-line class will be available.  I worked like crazy last month and through the weekend to get everything ready. Then Life slapped me in the face on Tuesday.  It was a relatively...

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Give the Gift of…

Give the Gift of…

“Not more stuff.”  That’s what my mother says around Thanksgiving time each year.  “We have enough stuff.”  My sister even threw her hat into that ring.  She and her family are planning a year of globe-trotting, and most of their belongings will be in storage.  So for her girls?  Just not more stuff. Christmas shopping becomes an exercise in creativity when your gifts shouldn’t be stuff. Thankfully, Parade...

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Classes for the Business Side of Art

Classes for the Business Side of Art

Click Here for classes about the business side of art. Ready to take your art to the next level?  Want to connect with your audience?  Sell more paintings? Business of Art   Winter 2016 Schedule Each session is $30 ($25 for Artists Gallery members or if you register on my website).  Feel free to bring a bag lunch.  All classes are at The Artists Gallery in Va Beach.  Register on line below or call The Artists Gallery at 757-425-6671.  Email...

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Kids Classes

Kids Classes

Click Here for the Kids’ Classes Schedule for winter 2016.   Register Here Jan 31:  Traditional Eastern European Paper Cutting Learn the traditional art of paper-cutting using templates.  Paper supplied.  Kids need to bring an X-Acto knife and extra blades.  A gardening glove is helpful to protect the non-cutting hand. Feb. 21: Quilling Learn how to create images and designs using rolled strips of paper.  We will start with a simple...

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Don’t Confuse Resolutions with Goals

Don’t Confuse Resolutions with Goals

A lot of people don’t make New Year’s Resolutions because they know going in that they’ll never achieve them. Well, duh! It’s time to wrap your arms around the idea that “resolutions” are NOT achievable, because they are not the same as goals.   Resolutions are broad statements of change.  I want to be more healthy, more positive, more creative, more organized, make more money, be more in touch with family,...

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Make the Thanks Last All Year

Make the Thanks Last All Year

It’s pretty amazing, how the very act of thinking about what we are thankful for can make the stress melt away.  Our worries about having enough change into thoughts of abundance. What would it mean to you if you could have that feeling become an integral part of your way of looking at life?  If you could see the best of every situation, even bad events, because you are able to view all of your experiences through a lens of gratitude....

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What’s the Big Idea?

What’s the Big Idea?

I have blogged many times about how to have the courage and confidence to act on your dreams. There had been a “big idea” floating around in my head for a long time, and this was the year, to act, and make this dream happen. You may know that my “Big Goal” is to create and deliver an on-line class that combines journaling with painting, called Art of Gratitude. (It’s almost ready!) It’s been an ambitious goal for a technology-challenged person...

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