Tag: art journal

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.… Continue 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… Continue Reading “Unsettled, Anxious, Angry? Get Clear and Release.”

Purging in an Altered Book

Don’t let the fear and anxiety build up inside you – learn to creatively purge.

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… Continue Reading “Road Blocks with Your Project “

Understanding and loving our inner critics

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… Continue Reading “Understanding and loving our inner critics”

Meditating on Love in my Altered Book

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.… Continue Reading “Meditating on Love in my Altered Book”

Adventures in Mask Making

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… Continue Reading “Adventures in Mask Making”

Anatomy of a Page – How I Decide What’s Next

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 –… Continue Reading “Anatomy of a Page – How I Decide What’s Next”

Seeing the lessons you’ve learned

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… Continue Reading “Seeing the lessons you’ve learned”

Sponging and stenciling in our altered books

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… Continue Reading “Sponging and stenciling in our altered books”