Online First Friday Artwalk - Climbing the Walls

creativity online artwalk Mar 31, 2020

Ideally, we would be meeting in person, in my downtown Steamboat Springs studio. But life has taken a strange turn this month, and, alas, we are meeting online.

Because music is imperative to a perfect gallery experience, please click play for classical music perfectly paired for viewing this online art show. If I could send you a glass of something bubbly through the internet ether, I certainly would!



In this ONLINE Steamboat First Friday Artwalk, I'm sharing with you a favorite subject of mine ... #ceilingselfies.


photo by Lizzie Larock, ceiling of Lyon's Drugstore (directly below my studio) taken the night before the Colorado stay-at-home order. 

Since we're all climbing the walls, we may as well take a #ceilingselfie ...

photo by Lizzie Larock (creator of The Life Feast), ceiling selfie of the gazebo by the Steamboat Creates Art Depot



photo by Lizzie Larock - Houston airport ceiling 


photo by Lizzie Larock, ceiling of Emmanuelle Vital's studio (next door to mine)

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Why You Need Creativity in Your 30's, 40's & 50's (and beyond!)

As Picasso says, "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."

Of course, with each mortgage payment, work deadline, and pile of school permission slips needing to be signed, we all get a little more dusty. In this workshop I shared why creativity has some great scientific health benefits (benefits as good for you as exercise!), you'll learn a few hacks for being creative on the fly (or in your car) in less than 15 minutes, you'll finally understand why you've ignored your creative tugs and how that affects your wellbeing.

This is the big fat (fun) creative permission slip you've been waiting for. And if you're a creative professional or you haven't created anything since the 3rd grade, you're absolutely in the RIGHT place. 

Thanks for watching! If you want that big fat permission slip, you want to infuse your life with curiosity, awe, mindfulness, play and adventure, and you want that photography gateway drug into possibilities in your life, dig...

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Want to improve your mood (and your creativity) in a hurry? Look up!

When was the last time you studied the ceiling of an airport? 

I took this photo of these red lanterns in the Houston airport at the end of April. We were coming home from Peru and had a 3-hour layover after having already traveled straight for 22 hours. I was exhausted, spent, wired not tired.

There's beauty everywhere. Sometimes we have to look in unexpected places to find it, like the ceiling of the Houston airport. But if you're paying attention, you'll see it and appreciate it. 

But most of us are head down in our phones all.the.time. We've forgotten what it's like to notice something other than a text message or a burgeoning inbox.

Where did we all go? ‍

As you're scrolling through your phone right now (hey, I'm probably doing it, too), take a second to turn your gaze upwards. Look at the sky, the ceiling, the person next to you. 

Positive psychology has shown that just the mere act of looking up raises our moods. 

In a series of experiments...

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