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 thoughts … Continue reading Be Kind to Your Art, Be Kind to Yourself
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 group … Continue reading Not Creative? Think Personal Art not Fine Art!
It's March in Wisconsin - it's still cold, I'm withdrawn, and I'm stuck with chronic pain from a tumor.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
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 certain … Continue reading Let’s Start with Color!!!
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
"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
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 stuff … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Day 11 and Doodle Love
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 do … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – UUGGG no steam today.
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 all … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Day 6 It’s all about you babe!!
Crazy times comes knocking at your door - what do you do? We all have situations and people that make us wonder about our sanity. It seems to hurt more when you see a loved one in a relationship that is so toxic and they are only trying to do the right thing. There is … Continue reading When “Crazy Town” invades your life.