I’m doing Flora Bowley’s Creative Revolution Challenge in Sept. #creativerevolutionchallenge

Creative Revolution Challenge

Flora Bowley, artist extraordinaire,  wrote in her email newsletter Need a (free) Creative Kick in the Pants? Join Me for the Creative Revolution Challenge in September!”

I said YES! I do need some inspiration! So I headed on over to Flora’s website and downloaded her free Creative Revolution Challenge for September.

I’ll be doing the challenge starting September 1st.

If you do too,  use the hashtag #creativerevolutionchallenge when you make a post.

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”

– Robert Collier

It will be an interesting challenge as I think I need a kick in the pants regarding creative activities as of late.

We came up to Washington in July and got down to work. You may not know it, but we have a real estate investment business and we needed to do some work on some of the properties. So that’s what we’ve been doing.

Then we sold our house in Maple Falls which is great! So now I’m working on other parts of the business and I also work online for a company called LoveToKnow.com as an image specialist. So I haven’t spent as much time as I’ve wanted to on my art.

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”

– William Arthur Ward

I find Flora Bowley to be such an inspiring teacher! I’ve taken her online class “The Bloom True e-Course” and found it to be full of inspiration and learning lessons!

It’s not just an e-Course it’s a creative experience! Hence, I highly recommend it! It’s for anyone wanting to loosen up their art style and start painting more intuitively as well as live a life of creative inspiration.

So that is why I’m excited to do Flora’s Challenge. I know it will be chalk full of inspiration just like all the other things Flora offers! So can’t wait to start! Thanks Flora!


Be all that you can be

This is post 9 in my 10 post blog series that I’m writing using Beth Kempton’s PDF titled “Zen and the Art of Doing what you Love.”  The Steps and journal prompts are taken from her PDF.


Journal prompts: Which aspects of my personality have taken a back seat lately?
Which aspects would I like to see more of in my life, and how can I bring them forward?

Lindy teaching

Lindy as teacher.

We are so many things and we play so many roles. We are a combination of everything that we do, and feel and say and act on. I am woman, artist, friend, wife, computer artist, painter, dancer, cook, kayaker, bike rider, child, aunt, graphic artist, (plus so much more) and now teacher .

I recently put myself in this role. Teaching has taken a backseat in my life but lately it is one aspect that I’ve been wanting to develop.

Isn’t it wonderful, when the student is ready, the teacher arrives.

For me, it was a student that arrived.

I’ve never taught a class before but I took on a private student and held lessons for a couple weeks in my studio.

We had a blast! So much energy and emotion went into these paintings. I love what my student created!

He really started to develop his own style which is what every artist wants – to develop their own fingerprint and recognizable work.

In my teaching, I used a combination of everything I’ve been taught by my own teachers and of course, my own personal techniques and processes. It was a learning experience for my student but also for me.

I learned what works, and what could work better. I was open to what developed. I leaned into trust and the reward of letting go and so did my student. It was really fun!

So I would like to put it out there, if you are interested in private painting lessons, contact me and we can set something up.

If you can be all that you can be, what aspect would you work on?

Happy painting!