Personal Art is stuff you make for yourself, be it an altered book, art journal, a quilt, a knitted sweater, collaging a treasure box, or anything else. You are making yourself a gift and you can practice compassion throughout the process. Here's how to practice self-compassion while making personal art: Practice laying down your thoughts … Continue reading Be Kind to Your Art, Be Kind to Yourself
Are you ready for a creative stay-cation next week(6/18 - 6/25)? I will be hosting a free Facebook Live event using an altered book and the Hero's Journey every day at noon central time. As I teach at a summer art program here in Madison, I will be going live after class to bring … Continue reading Altered Book Stay-cation
The best thing about having a diary is to process all the stuff that goes on in my head. If you are a creative, you have a lot of ideas and those ideas get cluttered if they stay in your head. I do feel clear when I write out the ideas I have. There are … Continue reading Dear Diary – I feel clear when I write it out.
Start a visual diary for your personal art. Lay down your expectations and express yourself in a safe place - your diary.
“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
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 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
February is the "love" month so what better way to celebrate is committing to a practice of self-compassion and self-love? This month my blogs will be about what I think the essential steps we need to take toward the practice of loving ourselves. The first step I took was understanding that I am made up … Continue reading Essential Steps Toward the Practice of Loving Yourself
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 a theme with a quote and each week I'll have a … Continue reading How “To Do” the Creative Discovery Year
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 story. You can close this book from the world or open … Continue reading Picking Your Altered Book