Let’s Start with Color!!!

Finding your creative style has a lot to do with your color palette so let's start with color. Finding and owning your color palette will help you no matter what art supplies you're using. As you can see from this color wheel there are warm colors and cool colors. Are you drawn to a certain … Continue reading Let’s Start with Color!!!

Why Making Art is Important to “Finding Yourself”

Society: Be Yourself Society: Not That Way So how do we find a way to express ourselves that is safe, nurturing, and authentic? I propose it's through an art journal. Creative expression comes from a place within you that may know you better than you know yourself. This is why making art is important to … Continue reading Why Making Art is Important to “Finding Yourself”

My inner dialog does not have to be my future nor is it the truth

As I completed the "What haunts me" page, I noticed that I felt trapped at times and that I had to wear my "good girl" mask to feel safe. My inner dialog can be shaming and negative so I looked it straight in the face with this page. My inner dialog does not have to … Continue reading My inner dialog does not have to be my future nor is it the truth

A Haunting Self Discovery Page in Your Healing Journal

"What Haunts Me" Halloween is my favorite time of year so why not have pages in my healing journal that reflect my love of the creepy. Here's the spread for today - a haunting self discovery page in my healing journal. "What haunts me" is not about what scares me, it's about the thoughts and … Continue reading A Haunting Self Discovery Page in Your Healing Journal

Let a found word poem reflect your wisdom.

I have just started doing found word poems and it's fast becoming a favorite process (ok, everything creative is a favorite process of mine). Using random words that speak to you as you scan the page of a book can birth an interesting poem. This is particularly helpful if you don't know much about writing … Continue reading Let a found word poem reflect your wisdom.

Where to Start with a Healing Journal?

As I've been in meditation for the healing journal workbook I'm creating with my biz partner Jen, "Where do I start?" Has popped into my head more than once. Of course the right answer is. . . anywhere - just freaking pick something. I can get so lost in trying to get to the perfect … Continue reading Where to Start with a Healing Journal?

Healing Journals – An idea that’s just starting to bud

I have an undergrad degree in art therapy and was in my junior year when I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma cancer. Needless to say my assignments turned into powerful healing tools. I even had a stem cell transplant on Christmas break a few years ago. Going back to school in my 40's I already … Continue reading Healing Journals – An idea that’s just starting to bud

30 Day Create Every Day Challange – Making My Sketchbook Friendly

I've decided to use my sketchbook instead of just keeping for those "special" times I want to draw. In the last few days of the challenge I have decided to make my sketchbook friendly. It's so easy to save our supplies for that "special" project or the sketchbook for the time we're better at drawing. … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challange – Making My Sketchbook Friendly

30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – The Most Important Part is Self Care!

Take (at least) one day a week for self care. Where is your peace? Even though I'm leading/doing this challenge I am not going to sacrifice my peace to follow rules. I am not going to sit down to create something really time consuming if I just don't have the energy. The most important part … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – The Most Important Part is Self Care!