• Applied Creativity,  Artist in a Cubicle

    Delays, Choices and the Creative Cycle

    In which I look at the simplification of my Bullet Journal, officially launch Open Studio Hours, and give you a sneak peek of Council of Muses 2021! And apologize to Toastmasters everywhere. Because…um…ah…you know… But at least I got the dang video done – enjoy!   MY LINKS & HANDLES YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5lWV5-goi1d3NKxYn5X3mA Patreon: https://patreon.com/studiotaraerin Facebook: https:///facebook.com/studiotaraerinbrowne Instagram: @studiotaraerin (https://instagram.com/studiotaraerin) Twitter: @studiotaraerin (https://twitter.com/studiotaraerin)

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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!

  • 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…

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    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…

  • In the Studio

    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.

  • Applied Creativity

    Compassionate Witness

    One of my favorite items is a small tooled leather notebook cover by Oberon Design*. It holds a tiny Moleskine book that has become a core part of my creative practice, moving it from the mundane to the spiritual, and augmenting the resilience I draw from it. I call it my “Witness Book”. Within the body of practice known as Intentional Creativity, we commonly refer to the legend of the Red Thread, which says that we are connected from birth by an invisible red thread to all those whom we need to meet in our life on Earth. This thread can stretch and tangle, but it can never break. When…

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    Council of Muses, October 2019 Creative Practice

    For the month of October 2019, Council of Muses explored the theme of “Courage” as it relates to accomplishing our goals. Courage is certainly a necessary component of challenging the narrative of your Inner Critic. In this short, 6-minute video I share an #IntentionalCreativity art journaling practice to help you courageously claim your experiences and skills in service of your dreams. Program members also enjoyed a wonderful discussion on the theme of Courage, as well as a report out where we shared our accomplishments for October and our commitments for November. If you would like this kind of accountability and support, email me at tara@taraerin.com for more information about joining…