There are times in our lives when we feel ripped out of a situation. Here are some ways to balance your thoughts and get back to you. One way to see life is as though we are living out our story on the pages of a invisible book. Sometimes we are able to write our … Continue reading Emotional Processing When Your Life an Unexpected Hard Turn. . . Part 1
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
If I had a dime each time someone has told me, "I'm not creative" I would be a billionaire!! When I hear this it sounds like a challenge to me. I would love to help everyone who says they aren't creative, see that they are. It is my greatest joy to lead a group … Continue reading Not Creative? Think Personal Art not Fine Art!
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
Don't let the fear and anxiety build up inside you - learn to creatively purge.
Most of the stuff that makes me happy is in my art and my altered books. If you can identify, then you can proudly claim to be a creative! The only difference between those who call themselves artists (or creatives) and those that don't think they are is recognizing we all have a creative brain. … Continue reading The Creative Brain
After not having any creative flow due to the "crud" last week I was excited to get back to my altered book. Here's how I decide what to do next on my page. There are parts I really like and some I don't - that will happen on most of your pages. That's just how … Continue reading Anatomy of a Page – How I Decide What’s Next
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.