Behind the Scenes: Why a Blog

Me

If you visit the website often, subscribe (either by e-newsletter or RSS), or follow Createful Studio on Facebook, you may have noticed that the We are ALL Createful blog is going full steam ahead.  I’m posting pretty much every other day now, sharing all kinds of resources and ideas and my personal stories, too, to help support your creative practice.

I thought I’d share just a little bit about why I’m blogging (in addition to running an art studio).

First, opening our Createful Studio has turned out to be the natural outcome and next step in what has really been a long creative journey for me. I spent many years as an adult searching for “that thing” I was supposed to do. I always felt there was a particular thing, but it took me a long time to find it. 

When I finally found mixed media in 2010—I could almost hear that satisfying click of a puzzle piece snapping into place.

This is WHAT I needed to create.

I also knew that I love to learn—learning is like breathing, for me.

Breath. What else is there for me to know? Breath.

Learning propels my passion—the more I create, the more I learn, the more I create…and while I inhale new forms of expression, I must exhale, too. I love to share what I learn.

I MUST share!

So Createful Studio was finally born this past January—and I am so proud.  I finally feel like I am doing what I am supposed to do—living my life as a creative being and giving others the opportunity to do the same.

And that is what this studio is really all about:

Giving the creative experience to others who need it too.

It’s a place for local people in Marin to create and learn and step into their own creative story as well. And bonus: we get to create and learn together!

So why the blog?

First and foremost, We are ALL Createful is another space to extend the sharing. Both for our local community and more far flung creative friends.

On the blog I can share more. It’s that simple. More ways of arting. More insights about arting.  Inspiration. Ideas. Information.  I can tell you about the great stuff we’re doing at the studio when you’re not there—and of course, I can link it with other social media such as Facebook, Meetup and Pinterest, to extend my reach so that more people benefit.

 I want to help others find their own creative charge, to make space for people to create and expand, and to share what we do and learn.

If that’s something you’re interested in pursuing in your life, I hope you’ll follow along. The We are ALL Createful blog and the studio is just getting going and I think it’s going to be one hell of a ride