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From the moment I set foot on Quiet Valley Ranch, I knew I was in for a truly rare and exceptional weekend. At the Kerrville Folk Festival registration building, I was given a special button that said, “Performer”, and among festival goers, the prestige of being a “NEW FOLK ARTIST” was the equivalent of rock […]

I feel so fortunate to be a creativity coach and I have the most amazing clients. Recently I had an opportunity to produce an EP for one such client, Jan. Our collaboration has been going on for a few years now, and Jan’s songs are so great we knew the next step was to book […]

Staying Creative I’d like to do morning pages every day, but I’ve never been that disciplined. Object writing is a fabulous practice, and I do this often, but not daily. I love stream-writing, but I have to be in a particular mood. In the Artist’s Estate, (chapter three of our book), Laura and I talk about […]

A few years ago I invited a small group of women to my home to play with some of my art supplies. I love to teach, and I wanted to share some of the techniques I learned in college way back when. We created handmade paper and we bound books. We tried block printing and […]

October 24, 2018 This past weekend, a dozen women gathered up in Freeport, Maine in an atmosphere of camaraderie and excitement to experience the first-ever Spark Creativity Retreat weekend. I’ve been hosting creative workshops and activities for many, many years, but this is the first time I’ve taken it to this level: renting a creative […]