with Bridget Benton: Igniting Your Creative Spark

Upcoming Workshops:

Wax Pastagraph: Encaustic Collagraph on a Pasta Machine Saturday, April 18, 2015, Newport Paper Arts Festival, Newport, OR. Click here, scroll down to the bottom of the page, and download a brochure and registration form! 

Encaustic Luminaria: Wax & Light Monday, April 20, 2015, Newport Visual Arts Center, Newport, OR. Use encaustic on paper to make glowing lanterns. For more info or to register, go here!

ONLINE: Living the Creative Conversation: A Support Circle for ArtMakers  An online workshop based on my book, The Creative Conversation: ArtMaking as Playful Prayer, to support you in making art more spontaneously, joyfully, intuitively. Class starts April 20, 2015 and registration closes April 25. Runs through July 28, 2015. For more info or to register, go here!

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.

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.

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.


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