Tag: altered book

Get Creative Even with a Time Crunch

Even when you don’t have a whole afternoon for diving into your altered book, you can get creative even with a time crunch. By doing your pages in stages you can slowly build your altered book. We have a whole year to play so… Continue Reading “Get Creative Even with a Time Crunch”

The Themes for Each Month of the 2016 Year of Creative Discovery

Each month in the 2016 Year of Creative Discovery there will be a theme with prompts & projects for that theme. I thought I’d give you the low down on the year so you know what’s coming up. The list is incomplete for right… Continue Reading “The Themes for Each Month of the 2016 Year of Creative Discovery”

Why I Want to Offer the Year of Creative Discovery

I thought I’d share a little about why I want to offer the year of creative discovery with you. I have been using art more as a tool to express myself and as a nurturing way for self refection. It is always there for… Continue Reading “Why I Want to Offer the Year of Creative Discovery”

How “To Do” the Creative Discovery Year

Here’s how “to do” the 2016 Year of Creative Discovery. (If you see a link in my blog, you can click on that to get more directions.) Pick your book and start preparing some (or all) of your pages. Each month there will be… Continue Reading “How “To Do” the Creative Discovery Year”

Picking Your Altered Book

Picking your altered book is exciting and the best part is there are no rules except your own! Creating an altered book or art journal is your time to express yourself fully and without any fear. This is YOUR spot, YOUR truth, and YOUR… Continue Reading “Picking Your Altered Book”

Basic Altered Book Directions

Here are some basic altered book directions to get your book ready.   You can use any book you’d like and any size that interests you. It’s best if you use a hard cover  book that has a sewn binding. In the picture on… Continue Reading “Basic Altered Book Directions”

Why Journal and what is a Visual Journal?

Why journal and what is an art journal or visual journal? Any type of personal journaling helps you to craft the questions that you need to answer for yourself. The first step in deeper self awareness is asking yourself the right questions. If we… Continue Reading “Why Journal and what is a Visual Journal?”

Mistakes & Perfection in Life & Creativity

We all are afraid of making mistakes in life and in our creativity – but the truth is we will. Why does making a mistake impact us so much, well, it starts in school, most likely, even earlier. We make a mistake and the… Continue Reading “Mistakes & Perfection in Life & Creativity”