TESTIMONIAL – Jody Franco

“There is no better creative experience than being with Debra for one of her mosaic workshops. I have been with her for five years and the journey from being a beginner to working with so many different types of materials has added so much joy to my life....

IDTA

  For the last 40 years, I’ve nurtured a career in advertising and marketing, the last 10 years as a marketing consultant to the restaurant industry.  By most accounts, it’s been a very successful career.  I knew what I wanted to do at a young age.  Pursuing my...

Rest Easy

“When at rest, I’m not at ease.  To be at ease, I cannot rest.”  Bruce Springsteen. I guess it’s the fate of all artists. It can be a great gift or a ball and chain, this drive to be in creative motion always. We hear endless suggestions and pleas to breathe, do yoga,...

The Urge To Create

I recently heard an artist say she has a “bursting cabinet of ideas” that, if not regularly opened and emptied into her art, she would go crazy.  Another artist described this same feeling as a ceaseless “urge to create”.  I know what this feels like, I feel it every...

40,000 Hours

Last night at dinner, one of the gentleman at the table who has a deep passion for music, said he read it takes 40,000 hours of practice to become truly proficient at any instrument. I have not added up the number of hours I’ve spent learning and practicing...