What Exactly is an Art Journal or Visual Journal?

Put simply - an art journal is a visual diary. It is a safe place. It's an experimental laboratory. It combines written words (journaling) and art making so you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself. It's a space for questions you might have that don't necessarily have neat and tidy answers. It's a place … Continue reading What Exactly is an Art Journal or Visual Journal?

I’m burnt out and for the first time, I’m not resisting it

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

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 this … Continue reading Expectations in my creative process

30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Artful Experiements that helped me grow

Today is the last day of the create every day challenge. Time has flown by and I have a lot of artful experiments that helped me to grow as an artist. I have not considered myself too good at drawing, but I forced myself past my own mental blocks to explore. The mental blocks I … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Artful Experiements that helped me grow

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 Every Day Challenge – What Music Moves You?

If I'm in my studio - there's usually some loud rock playing and the window open so I can share my groove with whoever walks by. It energizes me and I can dance while I paint (how could my day be any better than that?) I'm lucky to live in Madison Wisconsin where we have … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – What Music Moves You?

30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – The Day of Epic Fails

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