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    Applied Creativity,  Artist in a Cubicle

    Artist in a Cubicle: Creating an Armature for Imagination

    An armature, according to Google Dictionary, is “a metal framework on which a sculpture is molded with clay or similar material.”  I first learned about them when I was about 16, and working on a chess set made of polymer clay: an armature was needed for the delicate and intricate figures I was designing…and even then, the pieces were quite fragile. None of them have survived my many moves since that day. Similarly, when we’re practicing creativity, we always need some sort of support or framework.  For painting, it’s a canvas or panel. For work, I’ve found that the Bullet Journal Method works incredibly well as an armature onto which…

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    Applied Creativity,  Artist in a Cubicle

    Artist in a Cubicle: Welcome to my Studio

    Hello and welcome to my webcast, Artist in a Cubicle, where I explore the intersection of work and creativity. Watch for future episodes where I share tools for creativity, interviews with other artists in cubicles, and what’s inspiring me now! You can help keep Artist in a Cubicle going and growing by supporting me on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/StudioTaraErin! Thank you so much!

  • Under the Miriam Tree

    New Class Announcement: Vision 2021

    Join me on January 2, 2021 for Vision 2021 a FREE full-day livestream workshop designed to help you get clarity on what you want and find the confidence to pursue it. If you are truly ready to overcome your creative resistance and transform your life, Vision 2021 is the launch pad that can help you stop procrastinating and start creating! Register below, or CLICK HERE for more information.

  • An Artist's Journey,  Applied Creativity

    Clarity In Chaos: How to Be Confident In Uncertain Times

    With my partner still out of work and unemployment benefits about to run out, I am wondering we will heat our home for the winter.   I am one of the lucky ones, and I know it. At least I’m not wondering where home will be.  Here in the United States, not only are we dealing with a pandemic that has shut down life as we knew it, but our politicians are so busy playing partisan games that there is still, after months of talks, no relief in sight for Americans facing joblessness, homelessness, and worse.  We may wish to make a plan, but the variables are overwhelming: How long will the pandemic last? How will the election impact…

  • An Artist's Journey

    The Art of Allowing: Crazy Quilts, Sticky Notes, and Morning Stretches

    The unblocking was unexpected. It began with The Red Shoes as retold and analyzed by Dr. Clara Pinkola Estes in her seminal study on feminine archetypes, Women Who Run With the Wolves. In particular, it began with this paragraph: Too too many women made a terrible vow years ago before they knew any better. As young women they were starved of basic encouragement and supports, and so filled with sorrow and resignation, they put down their pens, closed up their words, turned off their singing, rolled up their artwork and vowed never to touch them ever again. A woman in such a condition has inadvertently entered into the oven along with her…

  • Under the Miriam Tree

    Back to the Well Starts Monday, 7/27…

    Join me for my #NewClass “Back to the Well: Honoring Our Lineage and Choosing Our Legacy”, a 4 week Cosmic Smashbook art journaling workshop. There’s still time sign up and to do ALL 4 workshop sessions with me LIVE via Zoom. Course registration is $50 for all 4 weeks, and includes access for the lifetime of the course (a minimum of 12 months). Register at https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/studiotaraerin.

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    NEW CLASS: Back to the Well

    I am so excited to announce MY FIRST ONLINE LIVE WORKSHOP, Back to the Well: Honoring Our Lineage and Choosing Our Legacy. Back to the Well is a live Cosmic Smashbook art journaling workshop via Zoom. Class will run for four weeks, starting on Monday, 7/27 from 7 to 9 pm Eastern Time (4 to 6pm Pacific). Additional dates are: 8/3, 8/10 and 8/17. Cost for the course is $50, and includes access for the lifecycle of the course (a minimum of 12 months). CLICK HERE to register, or email me with questions at studiotaraerin@gmail.com. P.S. By joining this class, you get to be a part of my Cosmic Smashbooking…

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    Council of Muses, November 2019 Creative Practice

    For the month of November 2019, Council of Muses explored the theme of “Patience” as it sustains us in pursuing our goals, including patience with self, with circumstances and with outcomes that might not come as quickly as we would like. Above all, though, PATIENCE IS NOT PASSIVE – IT IS PERSISTENT! In this video I share an art journaling practice to help you explore how you can sustain yourself with active roots, sunshine of joy and refreshing rains of self-care while pursuing your dream. For more information about the Council of Muses creative mastermind program, including monthly support calls and quarterly online retreats, email me at tara@taraerin.com.