Blue Desk Art

4 Tips for Journaling

4 Tips for Journaling

  When it comes to living my life, I have found it is so important to find out what stories I am telling myself about the world around me. And to do that, I use journaling, deep breathing and conversations with friends to pay attention.  These days, it seems like we are all becoming more aware of how important it is to take time to connect with ourselves (and others). While social media has it's benefits, it is certainly dropping the ball when it comes to helping us feel connected.  So, there is a shift- we are again turning analog....

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Notes from the Blue Desk. "It's about How you do it"

Notes from the Blue Desk. "It's about How you do it"

Dear friend,  Hello! I hope you are well. I just wanted to write and tell you about this cool new journalling technique I’ve started doing. I don’t think I got it from anywhere in particular… it just made sense to me to do it this way one day.  At the beginning of every week, I’ve started answering two questions for myself. “How do I want to feel at the end of today?” and “How do I want to feel at the end of this week?” Without doubt, somehow “hydrated” is one of the most consistent answers. Isn’t that random and...

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The Podcasts that inspire and inform me

The Podcasts that inspire and inform me

Hi Friend!  This week has been a good one. After a trip to visit my late father’s wife, I drove the 17 hours home by myself. It was very good to remember that I am capable of a task like that, and it was also good to remember that I don’t particularly love long trips in the car. I did, however, have the chance to binge a bunch of podcasts, including but not limited to The Moth, Proof to Product, The Adventure Zone and The Skeptics Guide to the Universe. The Moth:  I cannot get enough of this podcast. Storytellers share...

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Art about Navigating Life Changes

Art about Navigating Life Changes

Dear Friend,  Heraclitus said, “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”  In April of 2014, I moved to Livingston, MT, to pursue my career in art. I rented the most adorable 1 bedroom apartment that had a living room divided partially into two spaces, and I knew it would be the most amazing spot to pursue my practice of making art, and living an artist’s life. It was a beautiful time full of promise and practice. I would get up every morning at 7, start the...

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Found Treasure

Found Treasure

Hi Friend! So, this last month has just been a lot of fun, and part of that fun has been moving out of my public studio. I have a room set up in our house to function as my studio, but it is definitely limited in terms of space, so I have also opted to rent a storage unit which can function as a space for those things and tasks I don’t need every day but are important. Like packaging, framing, cutting… those kinds of things. At first, it made me feel like I hold on to too much, but...

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