When I sit down at my art table I don't know where a doodle will go. I start with deciding what colors to use and a color that is unexpected. On this day it was purples, touches of hot pink, and some orange. I can't remember where I read this but it's true - the … Continue reading Where a doodle will go. . .
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 warm colors and cool colors. Are you drawn to a certain … Continue reading Let’s Start with Color!!!
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 thinking about expectations in my creative process lately and with this … Continue reading Expectations in my creative process
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 come to a conclusion to the color scheme yet. I'm still … Continue reading The Process of a Watercolor Abstract
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 don't see coming. Remember that this is business and not a … Continue reading Warning Signs When Checking Out A Gallery for Your Art
"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" is not about what scares me, it's about the thoughts and … Continue reading A Haunting Self Discovery Page in Your Healing Journal
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. This is particularly helpful if you don't know much about writing … Continue reading Let a found word poem reflect your wisdom.
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 can get so lost in trying to get to the perfect … Continue reading Where to Start with a Healing Journal?
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 years ago. Going back to school in my 40's I already … Continue reading Healing Journals – An idea that’s just starting to bud
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? I'm going to listen to what my gut & spirit is … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – What to do if nothing is working