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Journaling with Goddess

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Be Kind to Your Art, Be Kind to Yourself

Personal Art is stuff you make for yourself, be it an altered book, art journal, a quilt, a knitted sweater, collaging a treasure box, or anything else. You are making yourself a gift and you can practice compassion throughout the process. Here’s how to… Continue Reading “Be Kind to Your Art, Be Kind to Yourself”

Not Creative? Think Personal Art not Fine Art!

  If I had a dime each time someone has told me, “I’m not creative” I would be a billionaire!! When I hear this it sounds like a challenge to me. I would love to help everyone who says they aren’t creative, see that… Continue Reading “Not Creative? Think Personal Art not Fine Art!”

Vaseline in Your Altered Book!

I use Vaseline as a resist on my canvases and it works for your altered book pages too!! A resist is something that prevents your paint from sticking to the surface you’re using. Start by collaging some magazine photos on your page. I used… Continue Reading “Vaseline in Your Altered Book!”

Secrets to Calming Your Inner Critic

This is how my inner critic makes me feel – tired to the bone & dark, little & dirty. I should say “how it made me feel” after I discovered the secrets to calming my inner critic. Ready? Ok, here it is – get… Continue Reading “Secrets to Calming Your Inner Critic”

What No One Tells You – We’re all Schizophrenic-ish

I am not minimizing the agonizing diagnosis of schizophrenia but I am saying is that no one tell you about all the voices in our head and which ones to listen to. Essentially we all have a society built case of schizophrenia.  We are… Continue Reading “What No One Tells You – We’re all Schizophrenic-ish”

Why It’s Important to Rest, Relax, & Rejuvenate

Do we really take the time to understand why it’s important to rest and listen to our bodies? Do you know just how stress & “doing” will effect your body? It took a pretty big health issue to really understand that being a perfectionist… Continue Reading “Why It’s Important to Rest, Relax, & Rejuvenate”

The Start of My Altered Book – Explained

Here’s the start of my altered book so I can explain what I did & why. Most of the why is because I felt like it. I do a lot of my art by the way I feel instead of thinking out the process… Continue Reading “The Start of My Altered Book – Explained”

I’m a Beginner

This is the first mixed media painting I did used thick textures in acrylic and then adding cut out elements from a watercolor painting I did. I really liked how it turned out but I know I’m still a beginner at mixing the two… Continue Reading “I’m a Beginner”

Where to Start with a 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… Continue Reading “Where to Start with a Healing Journal?”