is an award-winning painter, writer, and teacher with deep roots in California's art history. She is cofounder of the nonprofit Big Sur Arts Initiative, founding member of the Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association, and author of Drinking from a Cold Spring, A Little Book of Hope.
How much more could you create if you weren't second-guessing yourself, or walking away from the easel too soon? During this workshop, you can learn tricks and practices to bring you back, including working in a series, setting a timer, and working with house-painting brushes and torn paper collage. Experiment and have fun with exercises that take twenty minutes or less. By utilizing short blocks of focus and surprising methods, you can awaken creative thinking and move into perceiving and expressing instead of overanalyzing.