“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 reality … Continue reading The Ripples from our Actions
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 are … Continue reading Unsettled, Anxious, Angry? Get Clear and Release.
Don't let the fear and anxiety build up inside you - learn to creatively purge.
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 been … Continue reading Road Blocks with Your Project
I've done a few pages and blogs about our inner critic which focus on standing up to the old recordings in my head. Today I want to focus on understanding and loving our inner critics. We all have that voice inside our heads that tell us how crappy our work is or that we aren't … Continue reading Understanding and loving our inner critics
I've been meditating a lot lately on self care/self love and love in general. I find that those who struggle with loving themselves have deep wounds that act like weeds chocking out our beautiful spirits. These weeds obscure the sunlight of our authentic selves. We get scared to show who we really are because at … Continue reading Meditating on Love in my 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
Periodically I get an urge to write down lessons I've learned. Yesterday I got to thinking about what I've learned from both my sons. I wanted to celebrate what they've taught me in a page. We learn all sorts of lessons from those in our lives. I've had to overcome a lot of negativity with … Continue reading Seeing the lessons you’ve learned
How about a sponging and stenciling tutorial for our altered book? That's what I thought this morning. Sponging is really fun and messy. You can use this in your altered book, on your walls, or paint your furniture. The only real "rule" is to put on enough layers of sponging. If you aren't "feeling" it, … Continue reading Sponging and stenciling in our altered books