Creative Inspiration Series *You Are Worth The Time*

Sending you the knowing today that no matter what is going on in your life…… *~*YOU are worth the time*~* So go make something! The voice in this video belongs to a trans-formative… Continue reading

Creating with Ease

May What I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children. ~Rainer Maria Rilke ~*~FLOW~*~ ~*~EASE~*~ ~*~NATURAL~*~ ~*~JOY~*~ Somewhere along the line… Continue reading

Inspiring Entrepreneurs Series *MSQC*

Missouri Star Quilt Company is the first business to be featured in DGP’s monthly Inspiring Entrepreneurs Series. This creative, innovative and home-grown business is the perfect choice to highlight in the inaugural post… Continue reading

*~*Coming Soon*~*

I’ve been working away on some exciting changes at The Dirty Girl Pottery Studio.  I shared in my last post that I was taking this year to really focus on my art and… Continue reading


The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, but by the play instinct arising from inner necessity.  The creative mind plays with the object it loves. ~Carl Jung Recently I… Continue reading

The Most Precious Gift

It’s a cycle that instead of suffering through I have decided to embrace and make a wondrous lover out of her. Because bemoaning the parts of the cycle that cause me discomfort is fighting a helpful and necessary process.

I think this garden sculpture represents that so beautifully and as I look at it everyday it will serve as a touchstone for me to love the process and be consciously aware that each phase is ripe with purpose and meaning if I will pay attention and dance with it.

Time For A Change

This bowl came out of the kiln this morning and the first impression that I had of it is that it feels  so *ALIVE*! The crystals on the outside are bursting upward, the… Continue reading

The Role of an Artist

He started talking about his daughter, he said “she’s an artist too!” I probably didn’t flinch but I was taken aback by the assumption that I was an artist. Sure I make pots, but ART…well that is an entirely different thing all together….or is it?

Tonight as I was sitting at home, contemplating some recent transitions in my life, that comment came back to my mind, as it has several times since that day in June. Who can be called an artist? At what level can your work be classified as art? Who makes that decision anyway and does it cheapen the concept to call anyone who creates something out of a prescribed medium an artist?

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

I’m not good at mugs. I’m not artistic like I think I should be, I don’t draw or paint or make beautifully printed text like “real” artists do. I can’t carve or slip… Continue reading