with Bridget Benton: Igniting Your Creative Spark

Giant Studio Sale July 24-25, 2015 

Art (Pre-2012) & Art Supplies at Yard Sale Prices. Friday July 24, 10-5 and Saturday July 25, 10-4. No early birds, please. 3139 SE 119th Ave, Portland, OR, 97266, between Powell and Division. 

"Where the Heart Is" solo art show thru July 27, 2015

At In Bocca Al Lupo Fine Art, on 9th at Main in downtown Oregon City. Open Wed-Fri 1-5 pm and Sat 11-2 pm

Upcoming Workshops:

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.