New year, new inspiration, still old me

New year, can you believe it? We begin with a bang thinking that this year will be different. We’re going to shed all bad habits, take up good ones and finally break through THAT resistance, and vanquish all procrastination.

I have news, we are still who we were on December 31, but I can see the lure of a fresh year ahead. I entered the Goodreads reading challenge to read 55 books this year. I read a lot so I will probably make it, but maybe that is the optimism of a new year speaking? We shall see…

I did start the year with a creative bang, so at least I have that going for me. Art is in my blood, and the more art I make, the more anchored the “habit” gets. It is a good, nourishing habit!

Make art get into your blood! Take a daring step to incorporating an art habit into your daily life this year. It’s amazingly rewarding. If you are reading this blog, you are an artist. This year, give your art a great deal of love and attention. It will make you so happy.

Here are some things I made in January. These figures are elves /nature spirits / fairies, whatever you want to call them.

I made some floral paintings as well, and a funky bird. You can check out these items in my etsy shop Earth and Faery.

I have a gift for you! Yesterday I made a how-to YouTube video on painting a funky floral like the one above.

YouTube video link

One of my most popular YT videos is the on how to make a spirit doll. You can easily make one and stuff some intentions and affirmations into it. I write them down on pieces of paper, and with the focus on my intentions, I incorporate them into the doll. So much fun! Check out that VIDEO here.

For art journaling or plain writing journaling, I have a simple tutorial on how to make your own journal. All you need is willingness, some art supplies like watercolor paper and a few paints, and some string or embroidery floss. Check that blog post HERE.

I’d love to hear what you’re working on or what difficulties you have with making art into a consistent practice. Leave a comment below or write to me at

Have the best year ever, and lots of love and glitter sprinkles! 🙂


2 thoughts on “New year, new inspiration, still old me”

  1. Happy New Year! I just found your blog through pinterest, and love your polymer clay faces. Thank you for the YT video on how you paint your mosaics, I will be trying that soon!
    I make a lot of Spirit dolls using push molds for the faces, and plan to try your technique for the clay “hair”.
    I also tie-dye clothing and make coiled fabric/rope bowls, so I’m in the studio most days working on one or more projects. Several years ago, I hired contractors to remove the wall between 2 bedrooms and that became my studio, so it’s not difficult for me to go there daily for at least an hour. I’ve been creating things my whole life and it’s as natural as breathing for me. I hope to browse your blog often for inspiration, and thank you for sharing!

    1. Wow, hi Judy, and Happy New Year, your artistic life sounds wonderful! I know what you mean about working on many different projects of art. I can’t seem to stick with the same all the time. I looked at your website and your bowls are amazing, not to mention the tie-dye (right up my alley). The dolls look great as well. Thank you for your lovely comment! 🙂

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