Personal Art is stuff you make for yourself, be it an altered book, art journal, a quilt, a knitted sweater, collaging a treasure box, or anything else. You are making yourself a gift and you can practice compassion throughout the process. Here's how to practice self-compassion while making personal art: Practice laying down your thoughts … Continue reading Be Kind to Your Art, Be Kind to Yourself
If I had a dime each time someone has told me, "I'm not creative" I would be a billionaire!! When I hear this it sounds like a challenge to me. I would love to help everyone who says they aren't creative, see that they are. It is my greatest joy to lead a group … Continue reading Not Creative? Think Personal Art not Fine Art!
Are you ready for a creative stay-cation next week(6/18 - 6/25)? I will be hosting a free Facebook Live event using an altered book and the Hero's Journey every day at noon central time. As I teach at a summer art program here in Madison, I will be going live after class to bring … Continue reading Altered Book Stay-cation
OMG I actually finished my second huge project this year! I will actually admit to being very proud of myself! I found that I can waste time like no one else and I thought I'd never step up long enough on my computer to finish this workbook that is so important to me. I will … Continue reading 2018 is My Year of Completing Projects!
Instead of words here’s a how to video for one of my favorite creative projects! You may hear me sigh several times but that’s because my words float away into the abyss sometimes when I’m talking. Heavy sigh!! Have fun trying this and the next video will be lifting the paint.
“Having a vested interest in other souls unconditionally creates a ripple effect that produces miracles in the lives of those around us.” ― Molly Friedenfeld, The Book of Simple Human Truths The ripple effect is either positive or negative and you get to choose. That can be very exciting or daunting. Right now our reality … Continue reading The Ripples from our Actions
2017 has started out with a collective angst that is hard to shake. Social media is ripe with fear, anger, and speculation so where do we find emotional peace? In the silence of our own space. It has never been more critical to practice mindfulness and focusing on the moment you are in. What are … Continue reading Unsettled, Anxious, Angry? Get Clear and Release.
Don't let the fear and anxiety build up inside you - learn to creatively purge.
Changes are always coming into our lives. Sometimes we know something brewing and other times we are knocked off our feet. There have been several times that I have been blindsided and devastated in my life. It's at these times we have to step back and take a breath. It feels like we will never … Continue reading Changes
When I rip out the pages of my altered book, I usually end up with a couple pages that don't rip as close to the seam as I want. What to do with those pages? Add tags in your altered book! I chose to glue two tags together with the … Continue reading Stencils and Tags in an Altered Book