Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday Art Challenge

Happy Friday Art Challenge people! Well this challenge is going well for me-but I can see that I have not been the only one who struggles to get her art made!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday Art Challenge

Welcome to the Friday Art Challenge! Hey we are on week three and we are picking up speed! I'm getting better at posting those links and working out the bugs. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Friday Art Challenge

I have another Friday Art Challenge for you! This week you must create something that starts with the letter B. Don't get too comfortable with the alphabet and thinking you know what next weeks will be because I won't be using that theme every time.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

New Year's Resolutions in April!

It's taken me three months to implement my New Year's resolutions.  Mostly because I rarely keep them long and they produce no lasting change, so I think "why make them if you never keep them"?  But if we never endeavor to change, will we?  Yes, we will.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Friday Art Challenge Update

Never EVER underestimate my determination to get a thing done! (I say that for my own benefit) Despite my great technological backwardness I was somehow able to figure out a way to get this done without great expense or (much) trauma to me or you. I'm pretty proud of my resourcefulness!! Now lets just hope it works as well as I think it should!!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Friday Challenge

So I may have put my cart before my horse!  After putting the challenge idea out there I realized there is no way to upload photos of your work to my comments section on this blog. I have since been investigating other options but none (besides having a website built specifically for that) seem to be presenting themselves.  There is always facebook, but I know all of you are not on facebook.  And while I did get a few responses in favor of doing it, it was not overwhelming, so I will not be paying money to build a site for this idea!

So here's my thought.  I will post the idea's here so you can have the challenge for the week.  If you want to upload your work-which is really the whole idea-you can follow me over to my facebook art page and post it there.  (You could always just get on facebook if you aren't already and only friend my facebook page!)  Look up Michellemorrisart. I may set up another facebook page just for the Friday Challenges if it becomes at all popular.

If anyone has any ideas how to make this work somewhere else I'm open to ideas. And I will keep investigating. I'm really sorry!  There are so many outlets out there that I just wasn't thinking about the limitations of my blog or that I would have issues with interactive posting of photos!

And now for the very first Friday Challenge: (drum roll please!)  Let's start with the letter A. That's it-just create a work any size any medium any subject that starts with the letter A. I have one in the works and I will post it by Monday!

It's great to have a challenge and I look forward to trying this out with many of you!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Friday Art Challenge

Please note: If you liked the new blog Caring For Dad and you get this blog in your inbox,  you will have to subscribe to get the new one as an email. I did not want to assume that since you read the art blog you would also want to read the caretaking blog, so I did not transfer this email subscription list to the other blog. You can easily sign up on the right sidebar at the top of the new blog. As always, I thank you for reading either.

I have a couple of new posts in the wings for Living a Creative Life but it takes a lot longer to whip these out because I have to create and/or photograph the art to go with the post!  What is an art blog without ART??  I can tell you now that as I promised I will review those books I bought myself for Christmas (I'm nothing if not slow!) as well as tell you about some online classes I have taken. I enjoyed them and I hope you will enjoy reading about my impressions of them.

In the meantime, I've been toying with an idea and would love some input.  Are any of you interested in having an interactive type of art dialogue?  My idea, which is not an original one to be sure, is to put a challenge out there every Friday for you to tackle over the next week.  The idea is to inspire you to create art in new and different ways on a regular basis.  We would then post them here on this blog or my facebook page and have a sort of show and tell. I am hoping this will keep me as engaged in creating regularly as it does you!!

Please don't forget to sign up for the other blog since you won't get that feed from this one, and do let me know if you think you would like to do and or see a Friday Challenge!  Maybe we start tomorrow?

Monday, April 4, 2016

New Blog: Caring for Dad

Because of the response to my posts on Care-taking, I decided to start another blog.  A blog just about caretaking, which for me has become a "sacred duty".  (I read that somewhere early on about caretaking and remember thinking "yeah, ok, right! It doesn't feel too sacred!")  I have struggled with my art blog and it not being the place for these kinds of thoughts, and while I felt my readers were accepting of it, I'd like to keep the two separate. Living a Creative Life is important to me and is about art, being an artist, and all that entails. It got confusing and too personal for what this blog was originally intended. I had two choices: keep my thoughts to myself or find another outlet. I struggled with being so personal and vulnerable to such a wide audience.  Why?  Why should I record my struggles and make my journey so public?  I found two solid reasons.  I have had many responses from others walking the same path who said they found comfort in my words.  Second, because it has been cathartic for me as well. Since, I do not journal with a pen and paper, (I aspire to, but it takes too long. My ADHD personality can't take the time to write slowly enough that I have anything that resembles anything other than scrawls across a messy page!!)  typing, yes, typing is for me!  It flows almost as fast as I can think it, is easy to correct--and gloriously comes with spellcheck!!  This is my place. 

So I am beginning another blog about care-taking and it's many issues, challenges, joys and blessings.  I'm not sure what I will call it yet, so for now it's called "Caring for Dad".  It's content will be my thoughts and any help I have learned/recieved that can help others in this journey. It will also be a place where I will also speak of the spiritual aspect of my journey. I am a christian, so this will be part of my offerings. I hope it will be a place  I can not only journal my thoughts and experiences but also a place others find help and comfort.  I won't sugar coat it, but I will share both the trials and blessings.  So if you are interested, follow me to my other blog.  Caring for Dad