THATARTGIRL Musings

Squeals in the Bubble

Embroidered Bee Allergy tag hanging from epipen case.
While at the Flourish Fusion Conference, it was kind of like we were in a bubble —a short sweet, too-brief-of-a-bubble where we were surrounded wit...

The Saints Come Marching In

St. Nicholas and St. Lucia Coloring NicheBoards
As a Catholic School Veteran, I have a special place in my heart when it comes to All Saints Day.  As a kid, I remember going to mass on this Holy ...

The Traveling Zoo and its bitter Pronunciation Battle

The Traveling Zoo and its bitter Pronunciation Battle
As my family travelled from Michigan to the Grand Canyon, we drove through Illinois, among (so many!) other states.  I had recently watched The Fou...

Midwesterner in the Desert

Midwesterner in the Desert
I took a big leap and joined an on-line community of Creative Entrepreneurs in May, 2018.  I had a concept in development for months. Although it r...

All Hail the Maker

Little girl coloring at craft fair
Speaking from the point of view of a proud Maker, I’ll try to shed some light on the subject.  The deal is, we can make stuff.  We start with nothing and literally produce a thing, giving it life.

Not Just for Paint Anymore....

Not Just for Paint Anymore....
I recently joined the online group called "Flourish", which is an awesome service designed to support on-line creative businesses.  If you've ever ...

Jellyfish and Me

Jellyfish and Me
I'm really into jellyfish lately.  When I find myself fascinated with an object or animal, I usually follow the muse to see where it leads me.  S...

Takin' Care of Business in a Flash.....

Takin' Care of Business in a Flash.....
In our house, we seem to have developed a preoccupation with Elvis.  You know, the King of rock and roll?  It all started when my son, who is now ...

LOVE QUADS

LOVE QUADS
We’ve all seen various designs on the word LOVE.  The word alone immediately calls to mind Robert Indiana’s famous statue.  Even though it’s been d...

Imperative Identity

Imperative Identity
I knew that there was an imperative need to create an identity for That Art Girl and I couldn’t quite put my finger on it.  I couldn’t figure out ...

Identity

Identity
The happy-bi-product that emerges in this process is a more complete sense of self and a clear understanding of identity.  I guess this has been ...

Heart in Flight

Heart in Flight
There are lots of stuck creatives out there.  Like I always say, if more people did what they love, this world would be a much happier place.  Bu...