About This Blog

I started my first blog around 2004, before blog platforms were mainstream. At the time I called it an online journal, unaware of the tidal wave of change that was coming in the digital world. By the time 2006 arrived, blogging was a bona fide thing, and I relished the opportunity to share my artwork and connect with other creative kindreds. I had already been a creative entrepreneur for a decade when all of this came about, and I appreciate how I was able to build my business without having to devote any attention to social media.

Today it is possible to share my work, thoughts, musings, and other creative expressions on an overwhelming myriad of social media and digital platforms. After having gone through the typical rotation of the most popular of these options over the years—WordPress, Etsy, Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter—I’ve scaled way back to only two platforms. I have my website and I’m on Instagram, and that’s it. It feels manageable and meaningful; through each of them I can share what I’m up to and noticing and creating.

My website has been redesigned for 2019 and I’m going old school. The focus is on my blog, where I’ll be posting more frequently than I have in years. I’ll be sharing a new weekly essay series—Rules for a Mindful Life—and sharing other inspiring tidbits I find here and there.

I appreciate you taking a look.

March 26, 2019 Update >>> 2019 is turning out to have other plans for me, which compels me to take a much more minimalist approach to all things digital for the foreseeable future. Click here for more details.

Making a Book Real

Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy an engaging conversation with Elizabeth Stewart about what it takes to write a book and bring it to life.

Elizabeth Stewart's Art and Antiques Radio Show on 1290am KZSB every Friday is a popular live program highlighting the Santa Barbara art world in all its facets - performing arts, visual arts, the vocal and poetic. The show reflects the richness and cultural capital of the California Central Coast in direct one-on-one interviews with the movers and shakers of the art world.

NOTE: Christianne Squires is the editor I mention in the interview. I cannot recommend her highly enough. If you are looking for a soulful, insightful guide along your book creation journey, Christianne is your best bet. Click on the link to her website in the sidebar.