So this morning I found myself scraping off the water color painting I had glued onto my acrylic background painting. This is not fun but it is one of the unexpected bumps along the creative path. You never know just how your creative "baby" is going to act or respond to your style or materials. … Continue reading The Unexpected Bumps Along the Creative Path
There are times that I fall into my art and loose myself in the color and lines. Hours can go by as I listen to music or a book on CD. I go there because it makes me feel whole-some. It is the prescription that I need at that point in time. If I need … Continue reading I fall into my art and loose myself. . . .
We're going to be playing with color and mood in this post. There are warm colors and cool colors on the color wheel. When you were experimenting with your color palette did you lean more toward warm or cool?Start thinking about the mood you are in and the colors you use. We'll be exploring this … Continue reading Playing with the mood in your colors
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 trouble … Continue reading Finding Time for Your “art” self
I'm burnt out and for the first time, I'm not resisting it. I'm looking at it. I'm so tired that nothing sounds fun and it's hard to do anything artistic. But I still have that nagging voice - how could you be burnt out, you aren't doing anything. That negative voice makes sweeping and vague … Continue reading I’m burnt out and for the first time, I’m not resisting it
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 this … Continue reading Expectations in my creative process
I love agates because they are little works of art. I see landscapes and abstracts in them. Here's one that really struck me as beautiful so I sketched it out on watercolor paper. I am curious how it's going to turn out! I haven't come to a conclusion to the color scheme yet. I'm still … Continue reading The Process of a Watercolor Abstract
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 perfect … Continue reading Where to Start with a Healing Journal?
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 already … Continue reading Healing Journals – An idea that’s just starting to bud
WE CREATE OUR TOMORROWS BY WHAT WE DREAM TODAY. I keep this quote in mind when I have epic fail days. Yesterday was one of those! I felt crappy, I tried several attempts at being creative which turned out crappy, and I couldn't even fall asleep when I tried to take a nap. The highlight … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – The Day of Epic Fails