ask Rae


So many of you stop by each day to read, find creative inspiration and share in my art filled journey. I love the huge variety of questions I get asked and thought it might be fun to start answering some of the "most asked" queries here.


 Is there something you have been wanting to learn? Are you wondering what that tool is I use over and over again? Need an opinion on a new paint color before you hit the stores? Join me here in the studio each week and let's chat!  Leave me a comment here or email me using the contact form above and I will gladly add your question to mix! 

1. How you find time to create?

oh- I don't find time. Ever. I make time. I have to make time or I would never be able to create. I have a huge family and a lot of kids, some grown, some at home still.  I run a full time stay at home business, I babysit two toddler grand babies 4 days a week and I am involved in just about every single school activity that my kids are involved you know there is just the regular stuff that comes with LIFE. But I am a fan of setting the timer and working in small increments of time. Some days I get to reset it when the buzzer dings, some days I have to get up and walk away and on rare occasions I get hours at a time in my studio, but no matter what kind of day it is, it took planning to get there. 

2.  What is something you would like to teach?

I would love to be adept enough to teach a workshop on dyeing and weaving. I love using my looms and like with most things I am self taught. I have spent countless hours learning all the ins and outs via trial and error and I love what I have learned so far. Someday soon I would love to see a class form that begins with dyeing your own textiles and ends with a wonderful woven piece of art. But I guess the real question is - would you like to see me teach this?

3.  What is your go to journal right now?

My Pocket Journal™. I use it for all of my Art Marks™ Challenges and it has become an extension of who I am as an artist these days. I work it in every day and can't wait to have an entire shelf of them lined up in my studio. A little series of volumes- it will make me so happy. I have made three so far. One is completely filled and second is well on the way to being full!