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Follow Your Jealousy, Find Your Purpose {Podcast Ep. 20}

This weekend I had the opportunity to go to a local artist fair -- and was slammed by a wall of jealousy. It would've been easy to get grumpy and bitter about it (and I often do), but this time my jealousy felt like more of a [very uncomfortable] map pointing me forward.

Jealousy is not fun -- but it is incredibly useful. Follow your jealousy, and it can point you at your next steps, or even your purpose.

I also chat about my new art studio, and why it took me so long to get it set up in my new home. [Spoiler alert: #perfectionism, my familiar nemesis.]

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How to Make Choices When Choosing is Hard {Podcast Ep. 18}

We live in a world that offers more options than every before. This can be inspiring, life-giving, mind-opening -- and sometimes overwhelming.

So how do we make choices when there are SO. MANY. options that are all equally inviting? How do we know where we should go next, both on a day to day basis and in our lives at large?

In this episode, I share about my own struggle with choice-making, and offer you some tips on how to overcome choice incapcitation. 

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Join Our April 2018 Daily Writing Challenge

Want to work on developing your daily writing habit? Come join our free daily writing challenge, because forming new creative habits is more fun when done with a community of like-minded writers and artists.

You are invited to join our April 2018 daily writing challenge, hosted on Instagram.

Daily, use the prompt of the day to inspire and fuel your writing practice. Maybe the prompt will be a warmup, or help you through a sticky spot in your novel, or the spark for a new poem.

It doesn't matter, and whatever you choose to write is great. The point is just to write, and then keep writing, everyday.

If you'd like to join in on the communal aspect of the writing challenge on social media, be sure to tag your related posts with #sheofthewildwrites.

And if you are looking to take it a step further and do this challenge with a writing, we've got you covered there, too -- come join our free writing community on Facebook.

Are you ready? We start tomorrow, April 1st!

Join Our January 2018 Daily Writing Challenge

It's the new year, and we all have creative goals that we're planning on crushing. So let's do it together, and make it more fun!

You are invited to join our January 2018 daily writing challenge, hosted on Instagram.

Daily, use the prompt of the day to inspire and fuel your writing practice. Maybe the prompt will be a warmup, or help you through a sticky spot in your novel, or the spark for a new poem.

It doesn't matter, and whatever you choose to right is great. The point is just to write, and then keep writing, everyday.

If you'd like to join in on the communal aspect of the writing challenge on social media, be sure to tag your related posts with #sheofthewildwrites.

And if you are looking to take it a step further and do this challenge with a writing, we've got you covered there, too -- come join our free writing community on Facebook.

Are you ready? We start tomorrow!

A Free Quickie Mixed Media Art Demo: "Moon and Stars"


I've been wanting to do more fast art demo videos for you and, now that I'm getting a bit of energy back post-first trimester, I have!  It's fun to do these quick videos for you, with minimal editing but (hopefully) a good bargain of inspiration for just a few minutes' of watching time.  I really enjoy watching other artists' fast painting videos, and I hope you enjoy this one.  And if you are hungry for more art-in-motion videos, you can find the rest of mine here.

Here is the finished version of this painting, entitled "Moon and Stars" (and prints are up for grabs in the shop here):

https://www.etsy.com/listing/215667527/fine-art-print-moon-and-stars-9-x-12

Thanks for watching!