Tag: altered book

When do you know it’s time to alter your collage?

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… Continue Reading “When do you know it’s time to alter your collage?”

Vaseline in Your Altered Book!

I use Vaseline as a resist on my canvases and it works for your altered book pages too!! A resist is something that prevents your paint from sticking to the surface you’re using. Start by collaging some magazine photos on your page. I used… Continue Reading “Vaseline in Your Altered Book!”

Secrets to Calming Your Inner Critic

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… Continue Reading “Secrets to Calming Your Inner Critic”

Honor all Your Parts in Your Altered Book

As you meditate and start discovering some of your different parts you’ll find there are powerful pieces shoved in a corner. You will probably feel uncomfortable with some parts of you that need your attention. This is a great time to honor all your… Continue Reading “Honor all Your Parts in Your Altered Book”

How Meditation can Help You Talk with Your Parts

Meditation is a very valuable skill that takes practice. You learn a lot by getting quiet. Meditation can help you talk with your parts! When you start to meditate, your brain starts too & it goes in all sorts of weird directions. The more… Continue Reading “How Meditation can Help You Talk with Your Parts”

Doodling Your Way – That’s the “Right” Way

There are a lot of “how to” doodle books out there right now and they are great help to get you started. One thing to ALWAYS remember is to not compare your doodles with anyone else’s. Remind yourself that this is your time and… Continue Reading “Doodling Your Way – That’s the “Right” Way”

What No One Tells You – We’re all Schizophrenic-ish

I am not minimizing the agonizing diagnosis of schizophrenia but I am saying is that no one tell you about all the voices in our head and which ones to listen to. Essentially we all have a society built case of schizophrenia.  We are… Continue Reading “What No One Tells You – We’re all Schizophrenic-ish”

The Best Tool for Relaxing – Doodle!

Have you had a busy day or it’s late at night & your brain can’t shut off? Are you waiting for someone? Are you just bored? I’ve got the best tool for relaxing (or a good use of extra time) – DOODLE! Studies show… Continue Reading “The Best Tool for Relaxing – Doodle!”

Essential Steps Toward the Practice of Loving Yourself

February is the “love” month so what better way to celebrate is committing to a practice of self-compassion and self-love? This month my blogs will be about what I think the essential steps we need to take toward the practice of loving ourselves. The… Continue Reading “Essential Steps Toward the Practice of Loving Yourself”

Take Time for Reflection

During the last week of the month in our year of creative discovery, take time for reflection. Look back on the pages you did during the month – what are they saying to you? Your art is in the doing and the conversation you… Continue Reading “Take Time for Reflection”