Changes

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 neverContinue reading “Changes”

January – Time for a Retreat! Getting Ready

January is a great month to let yourself rejuvenate from the holidays and retreat for self care for the upcoming year. It’s easy to do up here in Wisconsin because it’s hard to get out with the cold & snow (well, usually). I use this month for reflection, art projects, and relaxing with my fuzzyContinue reading “January – Time for a Retreat! Getting Ready”

The Healing Ability of a Creative Practice – Getting Creative with Cancer

During the month of October I will have my mixed media paintings at Con Amici 126 3rd St in Baraboo Wisconsin (my home town). Here’s the article from the local paper. I am very excited about having my paintings out in the public! This is the first year that I have created paintings for bothContinue reading “The Healing Ability of a Creative Practice – Getting Creative with Cancer”

Art & the Over Thinker

Sometimes when I look inside I sense a whirl of different thoughts, projects, and what if’s colliding with my desire for inner peace. This is when I turn to my art. I see the creative process as an active meditation which is why art is great for the over thinker. One aspect of seeing theContinue reading “Art & the Over Thinker”

The Artful Process – down the wonderful rabbit hole

I can never predict how a necklace or painting will turn out when I start. The artful process to me feels like I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole in a really good way. Sometimes it is full of experimenting and then changing directions until it feel right. When I create I follow my gut andContinue reading “The Artful Process – down the wonderful rabbit hole”

Give Yourself Permission instead of fighting through another resolution.

Tonight another year closes and the promise of a new year is on the horizon. What will it bring? Probably more of the same unless I give myself permission instead of fighting a losing battle with another resolution. I got this idea from a blog written by Allison Marie under GloryBegin. She is a brilliantContinue reading “Give Yourself Permission instead of fighting through another resolution.”

I fall into my art and loose myself. . . .

There are times that I fall into my art and loose myself in the color and lines. Hours can go by as I listen to music or a book on CD. I go there because it makes me feel whole-some. It is the prescription that I need at that point in time. If I needContinue reading “I fall into my art and loose myself. . . .”

Finding Time for Your “art” self

We all know how important it is to find time for ourselves. The worst thing we can do is loose ourselves in the busy-ness of life. I have fallen into the mind trap of, “I don’t have the time to relax – there’s too much on my plate already”. Sound familiar? If you have troubleContinue reading “Finding Time for Your “art” self”

What Exactly is an Art Journal or Visual Journal?

Put simply – an art journal is a visual diary. It is a safe place. It’s an experimental laboratory. It combines written words (journaling) and art making so you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself.

I’m burnt out and for the first time, I’m not resisting it

I’m burnt out and for the first time, I’m not resisting it. I’m looking at it. I’m so tired that nothing sounds fun and it’s hard to do anything artistic. But I still have that nagging voice – how could you be burnt out, you aren’t doing anything. That negative voice makes sweeping and vagueContinue reading “I’m burnt out and for the first time, I’m not resisting it”