January 2, 2018

For some odd reason I want to both be super organized, have a plan, weigh the pros & cons, AND be spontaneous, open to every opportunity, go with the flow. Those things don't always live well together in my life.

They are opposing pressures internally & externally. I have to keep reminding myself that now I am on my own in this business thing, not only do I not have anyone to bounce ideas off, but I also don't need the "ask permission" mindset. I just need t...

January 2, 2018

Welcome, all! Welcome to 2018! I will be your tour guide, Alexis. Here, we will be exploring the joy of adventure & art. Yes, I realize those are two usually divergent topics. However, being both an adventurer AND an artist, I am constantly seeing the intersection of the two. Both take creativity. They both take a bunch of other intersecting skills/thoughts/philosophies, but this post is about creativity. ...so there. 

In 2016 I participated in my first Year...

January 3, 2016

Procrastination is my go-to way of completing things. That is one of the many reasons I am taking on the Year of Creative Habits challenge. 

To go along with my love of procrastination, I also am prone to wallowing in the decision of buying things. I have once again done this with buying new video editing software.

Do I want it? Yes.

Have I outgrown the free software that came with my computer? Yes.

Do I need it? NO...at least that is what my penny-pinching min...

January 1, 2016

A new year = a new adventure!

In Nov 2015, while showing at The Hip Handmade Market, I met Crystal Moody. Her dog portraits drew me in. We chatted. She was excited to hear me ramble about the Fountains Project & how one little idea snowballed into life changing projects. She too had taken on big projects for the last two years (A Year of Creative Habits). A few weeks later, she posted that she would be sharing her experience with a community of interested cr...

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