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
I've been getting a lot insights into my creative brain lately. Mine goes at light speed with an over abundance of ideas. This morning when I was meditating with my oracle cards (Wisdom of the Oracle by Colette Baron-Reed) I got an insight about using an Idea Box. This is not a new concept but … Continue reading The Creative Brain and an Idea Box
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
This is one of my favorite collages in my altered book because of the doll with the mask. She's taken off her mask to reveal a luminescent face underneath. I haven't written anything (yet) on this page but I know there is more to learn when I take off my mask. I have been playing … Continue reading Adventures in Mask Making
After not having any creative flow due to the "crud" last week I was excited to get back to my altered book. Here's how I decide what to do next on my page. There are parts I really like and some I don't - that will happen on most of your pages. That's just how … Continue reading Anatomy of a Page – How I Decide What’s Next
I've been passing this page spread since I made it and it still didn't seem "right" to me. There was something that I just didn't like so after a month of not liking it, I knew it was time to alter my collage. In a previous blog I wrote about the creative process-how your project … Continue reading When do you know it’s time to alter your collage?
This is how my inner critic makes me feel - tired to the bone & dark, little & dirty. I should say "how it made me feel" after I discovered the secrets to calming my inner critic. Ready? Ok, here it is - get to know it and understand how it was born. The way … Continue reading Secrets to Calming Your Inner Critic