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This Is Why I Started Watercoloring: My Story

Today, I’d like to share with you why I started watercoloring.

If you’re on my email list, you may have already heard this story. We all have a story behind why the desire comes up to try something new - even something fun like watercolors. A lot of times it appears as a simple need to be creative, but more often than not, the story is deeper than that.

While I’m still hesitant to share this here on the blog, I am doing so in hopes that it inspires you to start or keep going with your creative pursuits. You never know how it will help you and where it will take you.

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Getting Organized

Stuff.  We all have it.  Some of us have more and some of us have less.  But no matter if you have a little or a lot, I strongly believe that finding a way to organize it and put it away is one of the secrets to making your space feel and look more beautiful.  An organized and clutter-free space just feels more comfortable.  You don't really even need to buy all the candles, flowers, decor and other pinterest-y accessories to make a space nice.  That's really just like adding sprinkles on top of your ice cream: looks cute, but the ice cream was already delicious without them.

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Keep Going

It’s been years since I first heard Ira Glass talk about creativity in his interview on the art of storytelling and for some reason it’s been on my mind lately and I wanted to share it here. Perhaps it’s also because I just finished listening to S-Town (for which Ira Glass is the Editorial Advisor so I kept hearing his name on the episode credits).

Nobody tells people who are beginners — and I really wish somebody had told this to me — is that all of us who do creative work … we get into it because we have good taste. But it’s like there’s a gap, that for the first couple years that you’re making stuff, what you’re making isn’t so good, OK? It’s not that great. It’s really not that great. It’s trying to be good, it has ambition to be good, but it’s not quite that good. But your taste — the thing that got you into the game — your taste is still killer, and your taste is good enough that you can tell that what you’re making is kind of a disappointment to you, you know what I mean?

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Summer Preview: Cancun Vacation

Last month my husband and I got a nice preview of summer on our 4 day, 3 night trip to the Hyatt Ziva in Cancun. Our typical travel style is less R&R and more walking around and sightseeing. Neither of us had ever been to an all-inclusive resort and since I’ve been struggling with health issues the past few months, this trip was the perfect type of holiday.

We flew Southwest to Cancun, boarded our USA Transfers shuttle and 30 mins later we arrived at Hyatt Ziva and never left the resort. My husband is an expert at trip planning so I never have to worry about logistics - I am so lucky. I like to think that in return I am pretty easy going in terms of going with whatever he’s planned out. I figure that’s the least I can do.

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