Emotional Processing When Your Life an Unexpected Hard Turn. . . Part 2

There are times in our lives when we feel ripped out of a situation. Here are some ways to balance your thoughts and get back to you. If you’ve read Part 1 then you know journaling is a great start to sorting out all the feelings inside you as you try to shift your abilityContinue reading “Emotional Processing When Your Life an Unexpected Hard Turn. . . Part 2”

What Happens When You Feel Dried Up?

I have thought about blogging every day and have had really good ideas. Then I think about actually going to my computer and . . . . no energy even to turn it on. What happens when you feel dried up? I’ve been doing art and focusing on my other biz Creating Your Path andContinue reading “What Happens When You Feel Dried Up?”

Art & the Over Thinker

Sometimes when I look inside I sense a whirl of different thoughts, projects, and what if’s colliding with my desire for inner peace. This is when I turn to my art. I see the creative process as an active meditation which is why art is great for the over thinker. One aspect of seeing theContinue reading “Art & the Over Thinker”

Art is My Constant

It’s March in Wisconsin – it’s still cold, I’m withdrawn, and I’m stuck with chronic pain from a tumor.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 helpContinue reading “Art is My Constant”

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 vagueContinue 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 thisContinue 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 IContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Artful Experiements that helped me grow”

30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Is It Really a Mistake?

This is the watercolor painting I started playing with on Saturday. This cut out piece is what I have now. I wanted to make the rocks more textured and laid several more layers of paint on them. They were looking pretty good but I wasn’t satisfied so I thought I’d add some black lines. ThisContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Is It Really a Mistake?”

30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Day 11 and Doodle Love

Doodle love – I’ve never really had this before. I’m really loving what I’m drawing and I’m seeing that I’m good. Great drawings has never been how I would describe my art because I don’t draw perspective or faces so I automatically decided I can’t draw. What I’ve discovered is that I just draw stuffContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Day 11 and Doodle Love”

30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – UUGGG no steam today.

My body is out of steam and out of energy. I don’t really know why. It seems I have one really energy filled day and then a couple where I fight to do anything productive. On a day like today gentle yoga and meditation to prioritize what I need to do. Today I will doContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – UUGGG no steam today.”