Misty Granade

mixed media art

thinking

A few notes on fear

How did I get here? To this place of wanting to do something and feeling as if I don’t have the skills. How did I get here? In the gap,…

Take January

You may remember in November that we had a hot water tank leak here at the Granade Casa. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas we went back and forth with our insurance…

2016 Goal Recap

It’s that time of year when I revisit what I’ve accomplished in the past 365 days. Goal setting is something I started four years ago when I began my “Make Something…

In Process

How’s your December to-do list? If it’s like mine it is bonkers straight on down to ridiculous. In addition to all of the usual holiday shenanigans, we also had a…

Get Messy Creative Team 2017

Remember last week when I talked about disappointment? So what I couldn’t tell you was that I had good news to share as well. It’s official as of Monday, I…

Dealing with Disappointment

Back in the summer a friend of mine pointed out a grant she was thinking of applying for with the Sustainable Arts Foundation. I had just finished the block of…

grace

Grace and Grit

In my work with Global Women, I have encountered first hand what women in other parts of the world have to do to feed their families and to sustain the…

Rounding out 2016, Gearing up for 2017

October brings some pretty excellent things my way. My birthday is at the beginning of the month. (Who doesn’t love a good mystery box from Amazon?) I start working on…

What am I afraid of?

Last week I got to meet an online friend in person! Molly, from Eat. Craft. Run., and I got a chance to sit down and have coffee for a couple…

Design Basics and David Carson

When I was in college in the early ’90s, David Carson was king. I loved all the distressed and deconstructed type coming out of his shop. It felt modern and…

Must Read Creativity Books

These books are excellent resources if you want to make and maybe are not sure where to start. Some of them resonated particularly with me and you will easily be…

june 28 2016

The Gap

THE GAP by Ira Glass, from Daniel Sax on Vimeo.   I love this Ira Glass quote and I particularly love Daniel Sax‘s visual illustration of it. I first read…

Bad Days, Imposter Syndrome, and Joy

Last Friday I had a bad day. Accumulated tiredness from coming home from Dragon Con and getting back into the swing of our daily routine, I guess. I wanted to…

Organizing My Creativity

As an artist, I try to make something every day. Imagine it. I walk into my studio when the mood strikes, sit down, am flooded with ideas, and then I effortlessly…

Turning Pro

I bought The War of Art in February after practically the entire internet suggested it as one of “The Must Reads” for artists. The book is very Hemingway-manly in both…