What is this substack all about?

In this substack, I share monthly newsletters with information about upcoming events, recent publications, studio news, and occasional blog posts with musings on life, teaching, art, creativity, writing—whatever is on my mind.

This newsletter is NOT for people who are looking to find out how to make a living as a professional artist or writer. I won’t be talking about publishing, selling art, licensing art, marketing art, or anything business-related. There are loads of wonderful resources out there for those who want that, but that’s not what this space is about.

About the Author

Hello! I am Diane V. Mulligan, a teacher, novelist, watercolor artist, urban sketching enthusiast, folkie with a guitar and I’m not afraid to play it, baker, dog-lover, sister, friend, person. I’m what you might call multi-passionate. I might sound like a Renaissance woman, but don’t be fooled: There are loads of things I can’t do. I can’t do geometry. I can’t dunk a basketball. I be bothered to weed my garden or to vacuum as often as I should.

What I’m really, really good at is making time for creativity in my life. Although my day job as a high school English teacher keeps me busy, I have found ways to keep up my writing, music, and painting, and as a result, I am a happier, calmer person! It is my mission and passion to help others unleash their creativity and reap the benefits of creative freedom beyond the page or canvas because I think making art can improve a person’s daily life.  

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From teacher, novelist, and artist Diane V. Mulligan, musings on balancing a day job with creative passions. For artists, writers, and any multi-passionate people who need a little creativity juice. New installments on the 1st and 15th of each month.


Novelist, artist, and teacher from Central MA.