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Did you know that doodling is beneficial? I'll tell ya why..

Posted by Debbie McCollum on

I have been a chronic doodler since grammar school.  Every notebook I've ever had is filled with doodles in the margins.  Grammar school, high school, college & work. Did you know that it's beneficial for your brain?  According to this article in the Wall Street Journal,  "Recent research in neuroscience, psychology and design shows that doodling can help people stay focused, grasp new concepts and retain information." Doodling has always kept my mind from wandering and made what I was hearing be in the forefront.  Doodling also calms me, brings forth ideas, organizes thought and, of course, it's fun.  I've been...

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Are you actively practicing gratitude? Here's one way how to start.

Posted by Debbie McCollum on

Gratitude is definitely a buzz word these days.  If you want to know what all the fuss is about, why not try it out?  Start simple, because you and I both know that your to do list is pretty full.  Take a minute in the morning, I know you can, to physically write down at least 2 things that you are truly grateful for.  Try it every morning. If morning doesn't work for you, try at night in bed.

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Live with Purpose!

Posted by Debbie McCollum on

Odds are, if you are reading this now you probably already feel purpose.  Usually people with a passion or hobby do feel a sense of importance.  I'm no genius, I haven't researched or come up with this notion on my own.  It's been my personal experience, philosophy conversations, books, etc. where I realized that this is a shared idea.   Having a daily routine where you incorporate at least one daily goal will set your mind on a forward path, and will eventually bring hope and excitement for the next day.  The brilliant Dr. Jordan Peterson goes into more depth about this...

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Sgraffito (in Italian "to scratch") Technique

Posted by Debbie McCollum on

I've been a busy bee in the studio.  I wish I could get more done in a shorter period of time, but until I get a new bad-ass big kiln, this is the way it is.  After this series, I may change directions and go small... I'll be doing some brainstorming & doodling until it comes to me :) I'm finishing up with a motif set this week, and the last 4 porcelain bowls turned into 2.. oops.  Luckily they weren't fired yet so I could add them to the porcelain slip bucket.   Sgraffito (in Italian "to scratch") is a...

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Working in the studio, underglazing porcelain bowls.

Posted by Debbie McCollum on

I love bringing my 2 passions together; painting and sculpting.

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