"I believe we have two lives,. . . The life we learn with and the life we live after that." I doodled over who said this but it's from the book, Something More by Sarah Ban Breathnach. This is the current book I'm altering. I've been thinking a lot lately about learning from my life … Continue reading Steps toward learning from bat-shit crazy life lessons
Here's a great page from Pintrest that I really liked. Mosaics with a black background. Randomly cut up scrap paper and glue it down on black scrapbook paper. Here's mine. I couldn't find any black paper so I used gray. It's not the same but it worked for this page. I'm going to … Continue reading Mosaics in your altered book
When I finally jumped on the Pintrest bandwagon, I fell in love. I now have a wealth of inspiration at my finger tips. On the other hand, some of the projects are way beyond my experience with the media and I become intimidated. How can you get the most out of Pintrest and make projects … Continue reading How you can get the most out of Pintrest inspiration.
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 a previous blog I wrote about the creative process-how your project … Continue reading When do you know it’s time to alter your collage?
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 the slick pages so the Vaseline will wipe off easily. Use … Continue reading Vaseline in Your Altered Book!
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 to know it and understand how it was born. The way … Continue reading Secrets to Calming Your Inner Critic
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 parts in your altered book. In the Shaman tradition, it's believed … Continue reading Honor all Your Parts in Your Altered Book
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 you meditate the calmer your mind gets, but don't ever expect … Continue reading How Meditation can Help You Talk with Your Parts
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 your expression of the creative song in your heart. Doodling YOUR … Continue reading Doodling Your Way – That’s the “Right” Way
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 us … Continue reading What No One Tells You – We’re all Schizophrenic-ish