Creative Discovery and the visual journal

Altered Book 2016Hello and thank you for stopping by! I want to help you make creative (self) discovery a priority in your life. Does that excite you and maybe scare you? Great – you already feel the creative juices at work inside your whole body and spirit. Our inner creative wants desperately to come out and play! Your world will brighten as you look through the kaleidoscope of your imagination and dig deep into the wonderful inner core of who you really are! You are a bright shinny soul and if you let your creative side come out to play you’ll reconnect to your own truth.

Skeptical? Is your inner negative voice warning you about trying something new? Perfect because those feelings mean that you really need to get more creative and go deep into your beautiful soul to remember just how perfect you are!!

This is the home page for all my blogs and information for you to follow along your magical journey of creative discovery. Make a” travel journal” with an altered book so you can explore your own artistic style and learn to use a different theme/focus so you can explore your personal truth.


If you’re wondering about beginning a creative practice go to my You Are Creative and How to Start page. I have my blogs with the how’s & why’s of the benefits of being creative.

Altered Book

Let’s begin with directions for an altered book. This blog post will give you the basics of preparing the hard cover book you choose for this journey.

So what book do you want to use?   Altered Book Directions

Picking Your Altered Book blog

Picking Your Book video

Supplies for the Year of Creative Discovery for other materials we’ll use.

READY, SET, GO! How this year of creative discovery will run.

Using Pintrest –  I love Pintrest and I usually look through it at night when I don’t have time/energy to do my journal. I believe we need an idea library in our head so we have material to form out own creative ideas. If you don’t know about some techniques or see other people’s work you won’t have as much information to pull from when you do your art.

I created a board for this 2016 Creative Discovery project. You’ll see a lot of information but don’t worry, it’s there for you to look through when you want – you’re not responsible for memorizing anything. There are so many wonderful artists that are sharing their work & techniques that I wanted you to get to know them.

I’ve included free collage sheets, techniques, self discovery questions, and other altered book ideas. I even have coloring journaling pages that you can use in your book when you just want to relax and not “think” about anything. 23 pages for $5.50.

collage directionsNow that you’ve started your book, do you need a little more guidance? Here’s a blog that explains how I started mine & why.

The start of my altered book – explained

Here are some helpful files:

More journal prompts for your pages

Collage page of words & phrases I cut from magazines that you can use in your pages

January starts with a Creative/Self Care retreat!            Make a list