Tag Archives: creativity

National Letter Writing Month

For the month of April, I’m taking part in the write_on challenge and blogging about it at my Carrot Condo site. If you’d like to take part, the challenge is to write 30 letters in 30 days during the month … Continue reading

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I Think I Can…

As you know from reading this blog, I’ve been working on living a creative life for the last few years. Facing fear–recognizing it and managing it–was one of the very first steps toward living a creative life and continues to … Continue reading

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One-Year Anniversary

Well, dear readers, it’s been one year since I started my creative business–Carrot Condo. Some of you read about it here as it happened. Friends and family came to my launch party last November (pictures and stories are here) and … Continue reading

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The Comforting Clarity Of An Expert

While writing about routine and creative work, I finally took care of a burned out light bulb, which ended up relating to my musings. Our kitchen is dark. There are only two electrical outlets. We gave up having a toaster … Continue reading

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Routinize Yourself: Maybe Monday Is Mend Day?

In my last post, I wrote about routine, but a big part of the question is actually about commitment: What to commit to in my creative life, and what to let go. In Wild Mind Natalie Goldberg says “It is … Continue reading

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Is Monday Mend Day?

These hand-embroidered kitchen towels from ~1960 keep coming to mind as I try to organize myself, our household, and my creative work. The days often feel chaotic and unfocused: I’m not sure what to prioritize, and by the end of … Continue reading

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A Super Hero Dress and Daily Practice

Daily drawing practice continues, nearly four months in. It’s been difficult, relaxing, surprising, challenging, and instructive. I’m not even half-way through, but it’s already definitely been worth the effort. During one of the more difficult weeks when I skipped a … Continue reading

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Drawing And Writing Without Pants

Happy new year! I hope 2016 is humming along nicely for you so far. We had some fun family-and-friend time, but I also got really tired for about four weeks. I think I’m recovering, but man-oh-man I do not like … Continue reading

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How Much You Want This, Girlie? #365daysofpractice

I’ve spent the last two weeks pondering my last post, hemming and hawing about whether to do it or not. And then on Monday, December 7, it rained so hard here in Portland that it unsettled even life-long Oregonians like … Continue reading

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365 Days In A Row … Is It Possible? Is It A Good Idea?

Last week on Instagram (@carrot.condo), I posted a picture of my “flower-a-day” project from a few years ago.Then, my friend sent me this article from The Washington Post about Lauren Rapp who made one miniature chair every day of the … Continue reading

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