It's March in Wisconsin - it's still cold, I'm withdrawn, and I'm stuck with chronic pain from a tumor. The last 8 months I've had depression slip in and grow. I'm not who I was and want to be. Why am I sharing this? To let you know what's helping me so I can help … Continue reading Art is My Constant
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 through … Continue reading A Musical Art Journal Page
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. . . .
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
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
"What Haunts Me" Halloween is my favorite time of year so why not have pages in my healing journal that reflect my love of the creepy. Here's the spread for today - a haunting self discovery page in my healing journal. "What haunts me" is not about what scares me, it's about the thoughts and … Continue reading A Haunting Self Discovery Page in Your 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 perfect … Continue reading Where to Start with a Healing Journal?
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
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