Do we really take the time to understand why it's important to rest and listen to our bodies? Do you know just how stress & "doing" will effect your body? It took a pretty big health issue to really understand that being a perfectionist & a doer wasn't something to be so proud of. Our … Continue reading Why It’s Important to Rest, Relax, & Rejuvenate
Here's the start of my altered book so I can explain what I did & why. Most of the why is because I felt like it. I do a lot of my art by the way I feel instead of thinking out the process too much. I'm not a planner I just do stuff. This … Continue reading The Start of My Altered Book – Explained
Even when you don't have a whole afternoon for diving into your altered book, you can get creative even with a time crunch. By doing your pages in stages you can slowly build your altered book. We have a whole year to play so calm yourself when you feel the pressure of producing (that's for … Continue reading Get Creative Even with a Time Crunch
Here's how "to do" the 2016 Year of Creative Discovery. (If you see a link in my blog, you can click on that to get more directions.) Pick your book and start preparing some (or all) of your pages. Each month there will be a theme with a quote and each week I'll have a … Continue reading How “To Do” the Creative Discovery Year
Here are some basic altered book directions to get your book ready. You can use any book you'd like and any size that interests you. It's best if you use a hard cover book that has a sewn binding. In the picture on the left the last, C, is an example of a sewn … Continue reading Basic Altered Book Directions
Why journal and what is an art journal? Any type of personal journaling helps you to craft the questions that you need to answer for yourself. The first step in deeper self awarness is asking yourself the right questions. If we don't have a question, how can we dig deep and uncover OUR truth. It … Continue reading Why Journal and what is an art journal?
This is the second year I've made my own organizer and it has made a difference keeping things straight for me. For those that have gone through chemo, you know that chemo brain is real and unfortunately it doesn't go away. I was never the best at remembering & organizing but now if I don't … Continue reading Making Your Own Organizer for 2016
We've all heard, "Follow your bliss" but do you know what your bliss even is? Sometimes I ask myself, "where's my bliss?" I have found that to find my bliss I have to slow down and check in with how I feel. Pay attention to what you are doing and how it makes you feel. … Continue reading Where’s My Bliss?
This is the first mixed media painting I did used thick textures in acrylic and then adding cut out elements from a watercolor painting I did. I really liked how it turned out but I know I'm still a beginner at mixing the two mediums. I'm a beginner when it comes to knowing how to … Continue reading I’m a Beginner
I have thought about blogging every day and have had really good ideas. Then I think about actually going to my computer and . . . . no energy even to turn it on. What happens when you feel dried up? I've been doing art and focusing on my other biz Creating Your Path and … Continue reading What Happens When You Feel Dried Up?