Emotional Processing When Your Life an Unexpected Hard Turn. . . Part 2

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. If you’ve read Part 1 then you know journaling is a great start to sorting out all the feelings inside you as you try to shift your abilityContinue reading “Emotional Processing When Your Life an Unexpected Hard Turn. . . Part 2”

Visual DIARY for Mixed Media Expression

Start a visual diary for your personal art. Lay down your expectations and express yourself in a safe place – your diary.

The Creative Brain

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”

Anatomy of a Page – How I Decide What’s Next

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 howContinue reading “Anatomy of a Page – How I Decide What’s Next”

When do you know it’s time to alter your collage?

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 projectContinue reading “When do you know it’s time to alter your collage?”

What No One Tells You – We’re all Schizophrenic-ish

I am not minimizing the agonizing diagnosis of schizophrenia but I am saying is that no one tell you about all the voices in our head and which ones to listen to. Essentially we all have a society built case of schizophrenia.  We are taught to turn our backs on those authentic parts of usContinue reading “What No One Tells You – We’re all Schizophrenic-ish”

The Start of My Altered Book – Explained

Here’s the start of my altered book so I can explain what I did & why. Most of the why is because I felt like it. I do a lot of my art by the way I feel instead of thinking out the process too much. I’m not a planner I just do stuff. ThisContinue reading “The Start of My Altered Book – Explained”

Making Your Own Organizer for 2016

This is the second year I’ve made my own organizer and it has made a difference keeping things straight for me. For those that have gone through chemo, you know that chemo brain is real and unfortunately it doesn’t go away. I was never the best at remembering & organizing but now if I don’tContinue reading “Making Your Own Organizer for 2016”

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”

A Musical Art Journal Page

What’s the Music in Your Movie? For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness. -Reba McEntire Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen throughContinue reading “A Musical Art Journal Page”