The Soulful Artist

Life. Art. Transcendence.

Day 20 of My 30 Day Creativity Challenge … I didn’t really create anything new today. Well, I take that back … I spent some time today working on some paintings and cards I already had. Playing, adding layers, enjoying myself. My paintings are a lot like me. I’m the same, yet I’m different. I …

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Day 19 of My 30 Day Creativity Challenge. Have you ever been so engrossed in something, or distracted while doing something that you totally miss the entire experience? I mean, you’re just not there, not present. In the past, it’s happened to me more times than I care to admit. There but not there. I …

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Day 16 of My 30 Days of Creativity Challenge. I know that before you clicked this post, you did a double take because you wondered what the heck I just posted. I hope that upon reading my caption, that you let out a little snicker, shaking your head thinking about just how crazy funny I …

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Day 11 of my 30 Days of Creativity Challenge. I didn’t have a clear idea of what I would create today. I was kind of just going thru the motions, playing with paint and just thankful to be able to create. I have to admit that I was multi-tasking also: cleaning out my space and …

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Day 10 of my 30 Days of Creativity Challenge. Who remembers Spirograph?!? Ugh! So. Much. Fun! So many memories! I remember getting my first one. I remember I was with my Grandma at the GoodWill store in San Francisco when I saw it and I begged her to please get it for me! It was …

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Day 8 of my 30 Days of Creativity Challenge. Magic wands for the extension of my own magic! And a little potpourri for my creative space. (There were NO owls harmed in the making of these wands.) The spiritual and mystical side of me surprisingly comes out more and more everyday. Where I’ve hidden myself …

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Day 5 of 30 of my 30 Days Of Creativity Challenge. I talk to a lot of people about their passions and creativity. It’s not really what you think. I’m a Nurse by profession so I talk a lot as a distraction when I’m doing unpleasant things (giving injections, starting IVs, etc.). What I’ve learned …

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Day 4 of 30 of my 30 Days Of Creativity Challenge. Sometimes I feel as if I don’t have the time to take to paint and create, even if it’s only for a few minutes. It’s when this happens that I know that the time I take is necessary. The time I spend creating is …

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Day 1 of 30 of my 30 Days of Creativity Challenge. I love “pulling paint.” Just mixing up colors and seeing what comes through. I love blues and purples – they’re obviously my favorite colors. I never know what’s going to appear or what the end product will look like. It’s why I love abstract …

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Over the last few weeks, a few people have asked me how I’m able to work in such a high stress profession as a frontline healthcare provider. They can’t seem to fathom being a nurse, especially once whose specialty is Emergency Room Nursing, in this time of pandemic crisis. It’s been stressful to say the …

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