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 taught to turn our backs on those authentic parts of usContinue reading “What No One Tells You – We’re all Schizophrenic-ish”

Super Easy Altered Book Page to Help You Gain Your Sanity

Here’s a super easy altered book page to help you gain your sanity!  A Stop Doing List! We all need more space in our day to relax and de-stress so what about making a stop doing list in your altered book? We all have to do lists that are overwhelming just to look at soContinue reading “Super Easy Altered Book Page to Help You Gain Your Sanity”

My Pages that I’m Working On in January

Happy cold January everyone! I don’t mind the cold because I stay in and do art and I feel very blessed that I am able to do that. Here are my pages that I’m working on: I used the self-care wheel for the 8 areas of my life that I need to nurture for theContinue reading “My Pages that I’m Working On in January”

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 don’t have a question, how can we dig deep and uncoverContinue reading “Why Journal and what is a Visual Journal?”

Organize & Simplify to Help with Your Creative Flow.

Which painting is easier for you to look at? Do you know why? The painting on the left doesn’t have defined white space or an organized plan to it. There’s no place to rest your eyes or mind when looking at it. The painting on the right has more organization to it. You might evenContinue reading “Organize & Simplify to Help with Your Creative Flow.”

Where’s My Bliss?

We’ve all heard, “Follow your bliss” but do you know what your bliss even is? Sometimes I ask myself, “where’s my bliss?” I have found that to find my bliss I have to slow down and check in with how I feel. Pay attention to what you are doing and how it makes you feel.Continue reading “Where’s My Bliss?”

The Healing Ability of a Creative Practice – Getting Creative with Cancer

During the month of October I will have my mixed media paintings at Con Amici 126 3rd St in Baraboo Wisconsin (my home town). Here’s the article from the local paper. I am very excited about having my paintings out in the public! This is the first year that I have created paintings for bothContinue reading “The Healing Ability of a Creative Practice – Getting Creative with Cancer”

What Happens When You Feel Dried Up?

I have thought about blogging every day and have had really good ideas. Then I think about actually going to my computer and . . . . no energy even to turn it on. What happens when you feel dried up? I’ve been doing art and focusing on my other biz Creating Your Path andContinue reading “What Happens When You Feel Dried Up?”

Art & the Over Thinker

Sometimes when I look inside I sense a whirl of different thoughts, projects, and what if’s colliding with my desire for inner peace. This is when I turn to my art. I see the creative process as an active meditation which is why art is great for the over thinker. One aspect of seeing theContinue reading “Art & the Over Thinker”

Use Your Stash of the Cool Stuff

My business partner has the coolest day calendar/organizer and the best part is that she made it herself! That’s what I did today and a thought popped into my head, “Use your stash of the cool stuff!” I tend to collect great stickers and smash book accessories but do use them because they feel tooContinue reading “Use Your Stash of the Cool Stuff”