1. You go up to the edge and you let go.

I read that on Wednesday out of a book written by Adyashanti in which he is speaking about (his) enlightenment. Since then, I’ve been thinking about that edge and how to step off it. Use your art journal to find your edge.

2. There is randomness at play.

I’ve got a lot of books in boxes in my garage. I was scavenging through them the other day. No, I do not have a copy of Teresa d’Avila’s autobiography. Yes, I do have Revelations of Divine Love by Juliana of Norwich. I also have a book on celtic design; I’d forgotten about it. I pulled it from the box and decided to work with celtic designs in my art journal. Allow things to flow.

3. See what emerges.

Creative Goal Setting

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Mixed Media Morning Pages

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Go Ahead, Make Art :: a lesson in accepting + doing

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Friday Sneak Peek :: Why I Make My Own Weekly Planner

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Disrupt Your Normal

I packed up my things, hauled them to storage and hit the road! Have you ever dreamed of doing that? It's amazing! Oh my goodness the sky! It was the summer of 2016, when I headed west. No longer did I have my art table easily accessible. I had totally...

Published. Featured in the new Art Journal Kickstarter book.

  Such fun, Art Journal Kickstarter has arrived! I was selected to contribute to this book last year and have just received my copy. It's a yummy smorgasbord of delightful art journalers who talk about their methods and art journaling process. If...

When a woman conceives her true self

When a woman conceives her true self, a miracle occurs and life around her begins again. ― Marianne Williamson