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In the Studio: Prepping for a Busy Month

In the Studio: June Roundup, On Taking a Break

Essays: Curiosity & Priorities,
Part 01

I have long felt that our creative energy is a bucket of sorts. Sometimes it is full, other times more empty. Sometimes a walk in the woods fills it up and other times tedious tasks can drain it. I’ve spent most of my life living in this balancing act, trying to replace the creative energy […]

When the Bucket is Full

It’s been one wild year and after Covid I thought maybe, just maybe, this year would offer a bit of a respite from the last two. As it turns out, I am a “late processor” and tend in the direction of “deal with what is happening in the moment” and then realize the effects after, […]

Year in Review – 2022 pt. 1

Favorite Blog Posts

Essays: Curiosity & Priorities, Part 01

How to: Framing 101 Resources & Tips

In the Garden: Before & After

How to: Framing 201: The Float Frame

Essays: Curiosity & Priorities Part 02

Essays: finding light in the darkness of winter

Daily Inspiration

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. 

John Muir

It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world.

Mary Oliver

lately at atwater studios

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What's inspiring me lately: Open meadows. Wise old trees. Rivers and lakes. Springtime flowers. The sound of the ocean. Undiscovered paths.

On my bookshelf

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, Art + Fear by David Bayles. (View my full studio library here!)

I'm so glad you're here. Thank you for joining me on my journey to explore this beautiful world with wonder, inspiration, and awe.

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