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Moving into creativity

Writing is a sedentary activity. So are a lot of other creative pursuits. For me, getting my body moving can really shift my mood and loosen up ideas. But I am often guilty of hunkering down and not moving for…

Finding (writing) inspiration

The Panel: Chris Brancato, Shawn Ryan, Andy Schneider, Lawrence Andrews The writers group I meet with weekly is a great source of inspiration and support, not only for my writing, but for finding new ways to stay excited, informed and…

Last Minute DIY Halloween Mask

If you still haven't organized your Halloween costume and you're feeling crafty, check out Steve  Wintercroft's UK website. You can purchase (for around USD $10) and download a template for a cool low poly mask that you can print out…

DIY Painted Pumpkins and other Halloween spookiness

I'm painting instead of carving this Halloween. Pearlized paint from my local craft supplies shop, transformed these grocery store pumpkins into magical fairy tale creations. It was an easy job which I did over the course of an evening to…

5 Delicious DIYs

Once a month, I get to sit with a bunch of women and men, many who are friends, and play - we draw, we paint, we sculpt. It's such a cool  break from our everyday lives. We take the lessons…

New look!

Welcome to my new look blog. I've been thinking about how I wanted to update "Trace" since the beginning of summer, but it took me a while to pin down how I wanted it to change, and how to go…

DIY succulent garden

A modern succulent garden can be a quick affordable DIY. I love the lines of this bowl for our mini indoor/outdoor garden. Even though it doesn't look it, it's a melamine bowl from Target. (more…)