with Bridget Benton: Igniting Your Creative Spark

Upcoming Workshops:

Creative Adversaries and Allies  June 17-21, Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI), Buffalo, NY. Click here for more information about CPSI, the Creative Education Foundation's annual conference, visit their site here. To get an idea of what this 2.5 hour workshop will be like, check out my description of the 4 hour version here!

Creative Adversaries and Allies Sunday, July 12 In Bocca Al Lupo Fine Art and Studio 820, Oregon City, OR. Use archetypes, journaling, and collage to gain insight into your own internal creative helpers and hinderers. Learn more and register here!

Wax Pastagraph: Encaustic Collagraph on a Pasta Machine  Wednesday, August 5, 2015, Art Unraveled, Phoenix, AZ.

Flexi Plexi Journal  Friday, August 7, 2015, Art Unraveled, Phoenix, AZ. Sold Out!

Learn more about Art Unraveled here!

Eyes Aflame is all about Creativity.

And creativity is a skill. 

For those of you who've ever said "I wish I were creative" or "I just don't get creative people" or "My creativity is totally blocked," here's the deal: creativity is like riding a bike. 

Just about anyone can learn to do it, and the earlier you start, the easier it is.  Not everyone is going to be a professional cyclist or win races, but almost anyone can learn to use a bike to get from Point A to Point B and most likely have a good time doing it.

With riding a bike, half the battle is learning the mechanics: how to balance, how to shift gears, how to brake.  The rest is faith - trusting in those two skinny wheels and your own momentum, and knowing that if you fall, you can get back on and try again.  Learning creativity is the same way - it's a mix of building concrete skills and developing the attitudes that make it possible for you to use those skills effectively.

And I'm here to help you hop on that ten-speed and fly.