Tag Archives: creativity

Making Time for Art with Vanessa Roeder

family dressed up for halloween

Vanessa Roeder, whose professional art-alias is Nessa Dee, is one of those super moms we like to imagine only exist in comic books. Not only is she a talented artist, but she also homeschools her three equally amazing children. In this Conversations with Smart People interview, I asked Vanessa for some tips on how to […]

The Beauty of Imperfection: Lessons From a Corks and Canvas Event

painting of trees and water with reds, blues and yellows

I’m not that artistic, so when I registered to attend a corks and canvas event at a nearby wine bar, I was delighted to find that artistic ability was not a prerequisite. The only objective was this: to drink some wine and see what happened on a blank canvas over the course of the evening. […]