• Art Journal

    Because I Said I Would… Building Self-Trust

    Because I Said I Would…Building Self-Trust We are all on a journey of some sort.  Living the Creative Life is about looking inside and seeing where your journey is leading you. Recently, my journey has reminded me about the value of building self-trust.  Building self-trust is a powerful gift for a Creative to give themselves because it often means they can more fully share their gifts with the World. Tips for Building Self-Trust Here is one of my favorite tips to help Creatives stand up and say to themselves and to the World…. I am doing it because I said I would. Start a Conversation In college as I was…

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  • Art Journal

    Creating Fearlessly Art Journaling

    I fell in love with journaling the day it was introduced to me.  As an adult, I discovered you could create journals that held both words and images.  Mixed media journaling opened self-expression up to me in a whole new way.  My creative spirit and my art in general have never been the same! It has become a tool for ironing out ideas in my professional life, a stress-buster for my personal life, and a go-to source for personal development when I help other Creatives spin their dreams and engage more fully in creative projects. About a month ago I started broadcasting on Periscope.  Periscope is an app that allows you…

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  • Art Journal

    How I Became a Doodle Daughter

    How I Became a Doodle Daughter I keep chuckling to myself, remembering how I became a doodle daughter.  That isn’t necessarily something I have considered until today, this hand-me-down gift from my mother. I am headed off to the Houston area to teach a women’s retreat. Camp Cullen at Trinity, Texas My subject is Art Journaling and specifically doodling.  I have been journaling since I was in 7th grade, consistently, and doodling even longer. Doodling is one of those things I feel like I inherited from my mother.  I remember her sitting on a tall stool in the kitchen.  It was layered with years of contact paper.  She would talk to…

  • Art Journal,  Body Wisdom Project,  Creative Growth

    Body Wisdom + Trance-Formation

    Body Wisdom Wednesday is a new series for me.  It invites me into relationship with all my bodies…the physical, spiritual, and emotional.  I invite the bodies to dance with my intuition and creativity, finally capturing something of myself with a small image on a card to add to my growing collection. I have been cultivating Body Wisdom for decades.  It is amazing what the body knows….what it remembers.  For example, when I was very, very young I had a traumatic event take place.  I never forgot the happening, but I was so young that I didn’t have a sense of exactly where it happened in my hometown.  One day when…

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  • Art Journal,  Spiritual Art

    Angels & Faeries Week: Creative Spirit Doll

    Welcome to Angels and Faeries Week!  I am celebrating the countdown to the grand opening of Angels In My Studio 2013 by sharing some of my favorite winged, spirited, and energetic artwork. Angels In My Studio 2013 is a 5 month online class that goes to that space where art and mystery, creativity and imagination meet.  As part of the art course, each week you will be invited to explore angelic imagery through art and guided meditations. Featuring A Creative Spirit Doll This mixed media piece combines some of my very favorite art process and materials.  First of all it is an art doll.  I don’t know when I fell so deeply…

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  • Art Journal,  Faces of Creativity Tribe,  Spiritual Art

    My Dirty, Filthy Artsy Life

    I have been getting my hands dirty with paint and marker, glue and glitter almost everyday.  It makes me feel alive! The drawing above was done during an early morning drawing session with a few little girls I was hanging out with before Art Camp.  They started talking about fairies and asked me to draw one.  This is my little Spirit Sprite.  She was the delight of the little artists and inspired a whole day’s worth of winged one art sketches by them. This Summer has been filled with Art and Drama Camps, each day offering a chance to dig into my creativity with play and spontaneity.   All that…

  • Art Journal,  Creativity,  spirituality

    Where Art Meets Mystery

    My journal has become my closest companion this last month.  It all began as I started attending a weekly meditation group and found rich stories pouring out of my inner worlds.  Often the stories were of my own healing or the impressions I felt from those I was close to.  Then, I began working with family members who were ill and a friend who was dying and the images I saw when I closed my eyes and got quiet invited themselves onto the pages of my journal. I didn’t set out to draw my inner landscapes and the muses that populated them, but as my hand moved across the page…

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