My Pages that I’m Working On in January

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 theContinue reading “My Pages that I’m Working On in January”

Snow Day = Altered Book Day!

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 is Rest Relax & Rejuvenate to Start Your Year of Creative Discovery

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 ofContinue reading “January is Rest Relax & Rejuvenate to Start Your Year of Creative Discovery”

How Sneeky the “I Should’s” Can Creep into Your Life

So here I am with my art therapy professor Janice Havlena when I graduated in 2013. I remember thinking, “Great, now I get to go find an art as therapy job and live my dream.” You know, because that’s what a college graduate does – get a job in the field you went to schoolContinue reading “How Sneeky the “I Should’s” Can Creep into Your Life”

Organize Your Reality

In November my boyfriend goes hunting for 2 weeks and I use this time as a retreat for myself. I organize everything I can to get ready for the new year. This morning I was organizing my stash of bead and listening to Jim Brown’s podcast Removing Your Mask (Oct 29, 2013) and I realizedContinue reading “Organize Your Reality”

What Happens When You Feel Dried Up?

I have thought about blogging every day and have had really good ideas. Then I think about actually going to my computer and . . . . no energy even to turn it on. What happens when you feel dried up? I’ve been doing art and focusing on my other biz Creating Your Path andContinue reading “What Happens When You Feel Dried Up?”

Art & the Over Thinker

Sometimes when I look inside I sense a whirl of different thoughts, projects, and what if’s colliding with my desire for inner peace. This is when I turn to my art. I see the creative process as an active meditation which is why art is great for the over thinker. One aspect of seeing theContinue reading “Art & the Over Thinker”

Use Your Stash of the Cool Stuff

My business partner has the coolest day calendar/organizer and the best part is that she made it herself! That’s what I did today and a thought popped into my head, “Use your stash of the cool stuff!” I tend to collect great stickers and smash book accessories but do use them because they feel tooContinue reading “Use Your Stash of the Cool Stuff”

Where a doodle will go. . .

When I sit down at my art table I don’t know where a doodle will go. I start with deciding what colors to use and a color that is unexpected. On this day it was purples, touches of hot pink, and some orange. I can’t remember where I read this but it’s true – theContinue reading “Where a doodle will go. . .”

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””