I fall into my art and loose myself. . . .

There are times that I fall into my art and loose myself in the color and lines. Hours can go by as I listen to music or a book on CD. I go there because it makes me feel whole-some. It is the prescription that I need at that point in time. If I needContinue reading “I fall into my art and loose myself. . . .”

What I’ve learned about drawing through doodles

Practice and experimenting – what I’ve learned about drawing through doodles is the same stuff I’d learn drawing realistic stuff. Drawing: a picture or diagram made with a pencil, pen, or crayon rather than paint. a graphic representation by lines of an object or idea. So drawing is making marks and lines without using paintContinue reading “What I’ve learned about drawing through doodles”

Playing with the mood in your colors

We’re going to be playing with color and mood in this post. There are warm colors and cool colors on the color wheel. When you were experimenting with your color palette did you lean more toward warm or cool?Start thinking about the mood you are in and the colors you use. We’ll be exploring thisContinue reading “Playing with the mood in your colors”

What Exactly is an Art Journal or Visual Journal?

Put simply – an art journal is a visual diary. It is a safe place. It’s an experimental laboratory. It combines written words (journaling) and art making so you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself.

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 toContinue reading “Why Making Art is Important to “Finding Yourself””

The Process of a Watercolor Abstract

I love agates because they are little works of art. I see landscapes and abstracts in them. Here’s one that really struck me as beautiful so I sketched it out on watercolor paper. I am curious how it’s going to turn out! I haven’t come to a conclusion to the color scheme yet. I’m stillContinue reading “The Process of a Watercolor Abstract”

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 toContinue reading “My inner dialog does not have to be my future nor is it the truth”

Challenge Your Negative Self Talk and Unpack Your Baggage

I dipped into some dark territory with my last page spread and now I remind myself that the hauntings from my past do not mean they are my future. My inner dialog is not my future. I can choose what I listen to and focus on. There will always be some negative self talk, butContinue reading “Challenge Your Negative Self Talk and Unpack Your Baggage”

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 writingContinue reading “Let a found word poem reflect your wisdom.”

The Healing Journal and The Stomach Bug

The day after I decide to do a series about a healing journal I get a nasty stomach bug thing – interesting huh? There is a cycle for everything and healing starts with a crisis of our body, mind, emotions, or spirit. Then resting and rebuilding. A stomach bug is a pretty simple crisis thatContinue reading “The Healing Journal and The Stomach Bug”