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?
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
During the last week of the month in our year of creative discovery, take time for reflection. Look back on the pages you did during the month - what are they saying to you? Your art is in the doing and the conversation you have with it. Art comes from the way down deep inside … Continue reading Take Time for Reflection
Happy cold January everyone! I don't mind the cold because I stay in and do art and I feel very blessed that I am able to do that. Here are my pages that I'm working on: I used the self-care wheel for the 8 areas of my life that I need to nurture for the … Continue reading My Pages that I’m Working On in January
I had a client cancel their jewelry class with me today because of weather. That's one reason why I love winter in Wisconsin because a snow day = altered book day! I thought I'd share my process with you since you probably can't come over today and play with me. I get my coffee & … Continue reading Snow Day = Altered Book Day!
January - Rest, Relax, & Rejuvenate “A great way to get rid of stress is, every once in a while, do something totally different and unexpected without any prior planning.” ― Franklin Gillette, The Secrets of Concentration and Mental Rejuvenation We will be more successful in all our endeavors if we can let go of … Continue reading January is Rest Relax & Rejuvenate to Start Your Year of Creative Discovery