Resting in Motion: My Sanctuary Studio Summer

This summer, I’m taking a big, huge break from online stuff (digital) to have more time in the studio (analog).

Instead of rest and relaxation, I’m called to deeply rest and rejuvenate.

Sanctuary Studio Summer

Sanctuary Studio was the name of the first incarnation of my blog, circa 2002. Sanctuary is what my creative practice gives me.

It may sound paradoxical, but I’ve found that the best way for me to recharge is to be in the studio. Painting. Writing. Dreaming. Playing around with new art supplies.

So yeah, technically I’m working. But I’m not in the studio to necessarily produce anything.

Also, one of my teenage nephews is visiting me for his summer vacation. So I get to be eccentric auntie full time for a couple of months. A total delight!

Here’s my studio space, where I wake up on the blank page every morning.

How do you recharge your creative energies?

If you’re wondering how you, too, can find the energy/time/focus/space to be regular in your creative work, watch this space.

I’ve got something special to share with you tomorrow.

My dog Macchiato loves to help out in the studio. And steal paintbrushes.

This is Macchiato, one of my rescue dogs, with me in the Art House studio. He loves to steal paintbrushes. Don’t let that innocent look fool you.

Summer Vacation – You’re Invited!Creative Passport: Galena, Illinois - Workshop with Lisa Sonora & Kelli May Krenz

The summertime prairie is the landscape of my childhood and one of the most enchanting places to bring your creativity alive.

Artist Kelli May Krenz and I are teaming up to bring you a big dose of creative rejuvenation for a weekend in a the magical riverside prairie town of Galena, Illinois, July 29-30.



Seems The Universe has been supporting my analog studio time by making my website not work at all (although it looked like it was working on my browser), so had no idea. For over a month!

Here’s what you missed or got annoying 404 errors when you tried to look:

My Small Victory In Overcoming Overthinking (edgy business cards inside)

Writing, Art, Astrology & Yoga: A New Year’s Retreat in Mexico

I was wondering why things were so…quiet… not even the sound of crickets!

Tell me you’re out there.

Thank you, Universe for having my back. Even if I sometimes doubt (curse!) your methods.

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This summer* (of supposedly doing not much) has been the most artistically productive of my life.

And we’re only halfway through.

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Thanks for popping by today!

May your Summer* creativity THRIVE!

*If it is indeed winter where you are (waving to my friends in Australia, Argentina, and …. where are YOU?) then it’s an even better time to cosy up and create. Stay in the house in your pajamas and slippers and do creative practice.

VIDEO! Yeah – this is the most unflattering light possible. Also – I’m in the studio at the crack of dawn, so. Morning make-up free face. I’m daring to share that video anyway because I want you to know my story a bit, and it’s easier to just tell than write about it. Whew!

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