We always teach what we need to learn


I’ll be giving a presentation, Improving and Enjoying Your Art Process, for Artists Connect in Edmonds on Saturday January 26th. Members and Nonmembers are welcome. For information on where and when, click here.

I was talking with a friend of mine over the weekend, and he asked how things are going for me. I told him that I hadn’t been getting to the studio much and that I feel like I’ve lost my spark (or at least enough of it that I don’t feel very sparky these days). Then I told him that I had been journaling about my sparklessness, and had found myself writing that it might be good to pay attention to the ideas I’m planning to share in my upcoming presentation. We laughed about this, and he said, “Yes, we always teach what we need to learn.”

 He’s right, of course. I learn so much when I coach and teach. And it is never finished. There’s always more to learn.

 So, if you’re interest in a bit of igniting, I hope you’ll join me in Edmonds on the 26th.

 Improving and Enjoying Your Art Process

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”  Maya Angelou

Jacqui Beck will be giving a presentation on ways to ignite, nurture, and understand ourselves and our creative process. She’ll share ideas and strategies for spicing up our art practice, rekindling our curiosity, and finding our way around and through artist blocks.

 We cannot separate the artist from the artwork. Who we are is expressed in our art, and our life choices are our creative path.

 This talk is for everyone, no matter artistic medium or level of experience.

 We’ll explore:

  • How to develop and nurture our creative selves

  • The necessity of humor and messing around

  • Getting comfortable with making mistakes, and learning how to recover

  • Learning to enjoy the PROCESS, not only the product

  • Developing your artistic voice

  • Resources and tools to aid you in your creative quests

Bring a pen and your curiosity!