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. . .”

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”

Finding Time for Your “art” self

We all know how important it is to find time for ourselves. The worst thing we can do is loose ourselves in the busy-ness of life. I have fallen into the mind trap of, “I don’t have the time to relax – there’s too much on my plate already”. Sound familiar? If you have troubleContinue reading “Finding Time for Your “art” self”

Expectations in my creative process

One of my art supplies I splurge on is Tim Holz Distress Stains. They are so quick to use for a great background in my art journals. I just blot and scribble with them. I got the blue to splatter here.   I’ve been thinking about expectations in my creative process lately and with thisContinue reading “Expectations in my creative process”

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.”

Where to Start with a Healing Journal?

As I’ve been in meditation for the healing journal workbook I’m creating with my biz partner Jen, “Where do I start?” Has popped into my head more than once. Of course the right answer is. . . anywhere – just freaking pick something. I can get so lost in trying to get to the perfectContinue reading “Where to Start with a Healing Journal?”

Healing Journals – An idea that’s just starting to bud

I have an undergrad degree in art therapy and was in my junior year when I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma cancer. Needless to say my assignments turned into powerful healing tools. I even had a stem cell transplant on Christmas break a few years ago. Going back to school in my 40’s I alreadyContinue reading “Healing Journals – An idea that’s just starting to bud”

30 Day Create Every Day Challange – Making My Sketchbook Friendly

I’ve decided to use my sketchbook instead of just keeping for those “special” times I want to draw. In the last few days of the challenge I have decided to make my sketchbook friendly. It’s so easy to save our supplies for that “special” project or the sketchbook for the time we’re better at drawing.Continue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challange – Making My Sketchbook Friendly”

30 Day Create Everyday Challenge – Fast Art for Those Who Don’t Have Time

This week has been busier for me than usual and I didn’t have as much time to create every day so I grabbed the watercolors I did last Saturday and just doodled on them. I get my creative fix in the evening when I need to do something but relax and it’s easy to pickContinue reading “30 Day Create Everyday Challenge – Fast Art for Those Who Don’t Have Time”