Quinn McDonald

Quinn McDonald wanted to be an obedient, dutiful wife and patient mother, but she was born at the wrong time. She became a writer—in ad agencies, in corporations, at a newspaper. Traveled all over the world. Took notes. There was always that restlessness, that raised eyebrow that wouldn’t behave. Then one day, during a performance review, her boss said, “You are different, and seem to enjoy it.” It was not a compliment. The clock on Quinn’s job security ticked to an end.

From that day on, Quinn listened to her intuition, quit looking for meaning in life and began making meaning. She opened QuinnCreative and went back to school and became a certified creativity coach.

Quinn is the author of  Raw Art Journaling: Making Meaning, Making Art. She also writes the “Business of Art” column forSomerset Studio magazine and “The Raw Edge” coaching column for Art Quilt Studio. She is a regular contributor to Create Mixed Media, F+W Media’s art blog and Jenny Doh’s Good Coach website. When she’s not in the studio, Quinn rides her motorcycle in the amazing landscape of the Sonoran desert.