Dear Diary – Why?

Why start a diary? I propose that it is to find the “why” in yourself. Why do I feel_________?, Why do I react like this_________? Why do I keep finding the same person to love? Why do keep hearing the same thing repeat itself in my head? and even the big one: Why am IContinue reading “Dear Diary – Why?”

Stencils and Tags in an Altered Book

When I rip out the pages of my altered book, I usually end up with a couple pages that don’t rip as close to the seam as I want. What to do with those pages? Add tags in your altered book!           I chose to glue two tags together with theContinue reading “Stencils and Tags in an Altered Book”

Understanding and loving our inner critics

I’ve done a few pages and blogs about our inner critic which focus on standing up to the old recordings in my head. Today I want to focus on understanding and loving our inner critics. We all have that voice inside our heads that tell us how crappy our work is or that we aren’tContinue reading “Understanding and loving our inner critics”

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”

The Unexpected Bumps Along the Creative Path

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”