What to Pack for Plein Air Painting

Whether set up in a field of flowers, a mountain meadow or your own backyard, painting in nature can be a soothing balm for the soul. Like all creative endeavors, it can also be a cause of stress if you aren’t prepared for the experience. Below we share a basic list of materials to help Read more about What to Pack for Plein Air Painting[…]

Pat Dougherty, Living in Creative Spirit

This week we welcome Patrick Dougherty to our interview platform here on “Living in Creative Spirit.” By day, I am a (CPA) certified public accountant and by night I am a CPA (creative playful artist). I was born in St. Louis, MO and grew up in Overland Park, KS. I attended KU & Rockhurst College Read more about Pat Dougherty, Living in Creative Spirit[…]

Using Your Hands

Your own hands can be a lovely place for starting a Visual Journal page.  Your hands allow you to feel and sense the world around you.  With your hands you connect and to communicate through text, a letter, a handshake or a hug.  Consider all your hands do; how they serve; what they create; and who Read more about Using Your Hands[…]

Whitney Freya, Living In Creative Spirit

Today we welcome artist, Whitney Freya, to “Living In Creative Spirit.” Whitney Freya has been facilitating creative learning since 1996 when she opened The Creative Fitness Center. Since then, she has traveled globally as a creativity expert, published three books on personal creativity, including her latest book launching now, Rise Above, Free Your Mind One Read more about Whitney Freya, Living In Creative Spirit[…]

Jenny Hahn, Living In Creative Spirit

Today we welcome Jenny Hahn as our guest on Living In Creative Spirit.  Artist and workshop facilitator Jenny Hahn captures the inward journey through bold, colorful expression. She received a BFA in illustration from the Kansas City Art Institute and exhibits her paintings nationally and out of her studio at the Bauer in the Kansas Read more about Jenny Hahn, Living In Creative Spirit[…]

Blank Canvas ~ Beginner’s Mind

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” —Shunryu Suzuki, Zen teacher When making art, beginning can often feel like the most vulnerable part. The beginning is the space of unlimited possibilities…and total emptiness. There can be fear and anxieties present in our minds. How do we respond to Read more about Blank Canvas ~ Beginner’s Mind[…]