Be Kind to Your Art, Be Kind to Yourself

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 thoughtsContinue reading “Be Kind to Your Art, Be Kind to Yourself”

Not Creative? Think Personal Art not Fine Art!

  If I had a dime each time someone has told me, “I’m not creative” I would be a billionaire!! When I hear this it sounds like a challenge to me. I would love to help everyone who says they aren’t creative, see that they are. It is my greatest joy to lead a groupContinue reading “Not Creative? Think Personal Art not Fine Art!”

Visual DIARY for Mixed Media Expression

Start a visual diary for your personal art. Lay down your expectations and express yourself in a safe place – your diary.

The Ripples from our Actions

“Having a vested interest in other souls unconditionally creates a ripple effect that produces miracles in the lives of those around us.” ― Molly Friedenfeld, The Book of Simple Human Truths The ripple effect is either positive or negative and you get to choose. That can be very exciting or daunting. Right now our realityContinue reading “The Ripples from our Actions”

Unsettled, Anxious, Angry? Get Clear and Release.

2017 has started out with a collective angst that is hard to shake. Social media is ripe with fear, anger, and speculation so where do we find emotional peace? In the silence of our own space. It has never been more critical to practice mindfulness and focusing on the moment you are in. What areContinue reading “Unsettled, Anxious, Angry? Get Clear and Release.”

Road Blocks with Your Project 

I’ve had a road block with writing my book for several months. At first the section of “self discovery through the creative process” was blank in my mind.  About a month ago I had an idea start to form around that section will focus on story. The story we repeat to ourselves may have beenContinue reading “Road Blocks with Your Project “

I’m Burnt Out but there’s so much I “should” do

It’s time for me to follow my own advice. I’m totally out of energy and have been for awhile. I’m burnt out but there is so much I “should” do so I bypass my needs to get things done. This habit of mine is a hard one to break because it stems from my bigContinue reading “I’m Burnt Out but there’s so much I “should” do”

The Creative Brain and an Idea Box

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 butContinue reading “The Creative Brain and an Idea Box”

Stencils and Tags in an Altered Book

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 theContinue reading “Stencils and Tags in an Altered Book”