Practicing self-love and Boundaries with Social Media

We’re all burnt out right now with the chaos of the world and it’s time for personal boundaries limiting our input of news. One of the most stressful aspects of human nature is the feeling of loosing control and helplessness. I will say that’s especially true for empaths and those who are sensitive. We feelContinue reading “Practicing self-love and Boundaries with Social Media”

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 practice self-compassion while making personal art: Practice laying down your thoughtsContinue 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 they are. It is my greatest joy to lead a groupContinue reading “Not Creative? Think Personal Art not Fine Art!”

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It’s March in Wisconsin – it’s still cold, I’m withdrawn, and I’m stuck with chronic pain from a tumor.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”

Let’s Start with Color!!!

Finding your creative style has a lot to do with your color palette so let’s start with color. Finding and owning your color palette will help you no matter what art supplies you’re using. As you can see from this color wheel there are warm colors and cool colors. Are you drawn to a certainContinue reading “Let’s Start with Color!!!”

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”

A Haunting Self Discovery Page in Your Healing Journal

“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 andContinue reading “A Haunting Self Discovery Page in Your Healing Journal”

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.”

30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Day 6 It’s all about you babe!!

I got a great idea for the creative focus today while I was doing dishes. I started thinking about who I was and a couple things came to mind. Then I put that in one sentence. A few images popped into my head of pictures of me. Bam, a challenge was born – “It’s allContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Day 6 It’s all about you babe!!”