Today I woke up and went straight to my art table.

Digital art journal image. Yes!

Yes, digital art journal

I have been working with stencils and text and transfers. I looked back through my journal pages; the colors are bright, the pages layered. Some pages stick together heavy with gesso and medium.

Where to begin?

I looked up at the overcast sky and thought, some days are grey. So, I deliberately reached for a different color. It turned out to be gold. This is how my meditation began.

What are we doing when we make art?

We are witnessing ourselves. We are working with something that comes from us that we give form. For me, it is an uncovering, which may seem counter intuitive because I begin by adding. Paint. Ink. Text. Image. I start with any of these. Then, I see what emerges.

Creative Goal Setting

Establishing a goal for your daily practice will help support your art making. Having a goal allows you to focus on developing your artistry. It also gives you something to aim for. Maybe it’s a week for working on building up pages with stencils or a...

Mixed Media Morning Pages

One of the hardest parts of establishing a solid daily art journaling practice is showing up. I find it very helpful to pull from contemplative practices to create a strong foundation for my art journaling. Clearing your mind aka letting go and noticing what comes...

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

Have you ever felt intimidated, awe struck, envious, like you didn't have what they have when it comes to making art? If so, you get that those feelings can stop you dead in your tracks and leave all your beautiful paints + fabrics + paper +...

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

Usually I make my own weekly planner. What does your schedule look like for the week? Week by most weeks, I tend to make my weekly plan on Saturday or Sunday or, sometimes, even Monday. Whenever inspiration or necessity hits, I begin. Using my...

Disrupt Your Normal

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

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 you'd like...

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