Category: Processes and how to’s

Let’s Start with Color!!!

Finding your creative style has a lot to do with your color palette so let’s start with color. Finding and owning your color palette will help you no matter what art supplies you’re using. As you can see from this color wheel there are… Continue Reading “Let’s Start with Color!!!”

Expectations in my creative process

One of my art supplies I splurge on is Tim Holz Distress Stains. They are so quick to use for a great background in my art journals. I just blot and scribble with them. I got the blue to splatter here.   I’ve been… Continue Reading “Expectations in my creative process”

The Process of a Watercolor Abstract

I love agates because they are little works of art. I see landscapes and abstracts in them. Here’s one that really struck me as beautiful so I sketched it out on watercolor paper. I am curious how it’s going to turn out! I haven’t… Continue Reading “The Process of a Watercolor Abstract”

Warning Signs When Checking Out A Gallery for Your Art

If you want to sell your art – here are some warning signs when checking out a gallery that I found very frustrating. I have had pretty good luck with galleries and shops selling my jewelry but there’s always that “one” bad experience you… Continue Reading “Warning Signs When Checking Out A Gallery for Your Art”

A Haunting Self Discovery Page in Your Healing Journal

“What Haunts Me” Halloween is my favorite time of year so why not have pages in my healing journal that reflect my love of the creepy. Here’s the spread for today – a haunting self discovery page in my healing journal. “What haunts me”… Continue Reading “A Haunting Self Discovery Page in Your Healing Journal”

Let a found word poem reflect your wisdom.

I have just started doing found word poems and it’s fast becoming a favorite process (ok, everything creative is a favorite process of mine). Using random words that speak to you as you scan the page of a book can birth an interesting poem.… Continue Reading “Let a found word poem reflect your wisdom.”

Where to Start with a Healing Journal?

As I’ve been in meditation for the healing journal workbook I’m creating with my biz partner Jen, “Where do I start?” Has popped into my head more than once. Of course the right answer is. . . anywhere – just freaking pick something. I… Continue Reading “Where to Start with a Healing Journal?”

Healing Journals – An idea that’s just starting to bud

I have an undergrad degree in art therapy and was in my junior year when I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma cancer. Needless to say my assignments turned into powerful healing tools. I even had a stem cell transplant on Christmas break a few… Continue Reading “Healing Journals – An idea that’s just starting to bud”

30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – What to do if nothing is working

What if it’s one of those days that the canvas just isn’t working out? I just deleted my first post because it was crap – so now what? I feel like crap and the example I was working on is shit. Do you relate?… Continue Reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – What to do if nothing is working”

30 Day Create Every Day Challange – Water Color Learning Curve.

I’m in the middle of the process with this water color painting. This is the base for subtracting some paint and adding some more paint. I took time away from the computer this weekend and spread out my paints. I’m going to be spending… Continue Reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challange – Water Color Learning Curve.”