alphabet of art journaling

U is for Underpapers: The Alphabet of Visual Journaling

Today’s alphabet of visual journaling features one of my favorite things: underpapers. Underpaper is the paper that you put on your workspace to protect it from paint drippings or to wipe off brushes and brayers. It often ends up making the most divine collage papers for use in visual journaling, junk journals and book making.…

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make time for art

Make Time For Your Art

Do you wonder how to make time for your art? How much time are you willing to invest? What else are you willing to let go of to make space for your art? I found this mandala I drew in 2011 – 10 years ago. That’s how long I’ve been on my creative journey to…

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Painting to Heal

Finding My Voice: The Healing Power of Expressive Arts

Since January I have been participating in a Creative Depth Coaching Certification Program with Cat Caracelo and the Journey Path Institute.  I will share more about this powerful work another time but this journey has helped me to put words and images together to express how I feel about art as a process for healing.…

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creative mindset typewriter

6 Signs You Have a Creative Mindset

Do you have a creative mindset? You are creative! In fact, creativity and in particular creative problem solving are what sets human beings apart from other species. What’s missing is your belief or mindset that you are creative. But it’s not your fault. There is a misconception in our culture that creativity is drawing, painting…

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Inktober 2018

Inktober 2018 – Drawing Botanicals and Tangle Patterns

Tangle Patterns, Botanicals and Blogging, Oh My! Ever the overachiever, I decided to dive into Inktober for the first time this year and to also dive into the Ultimate Blog Challenge which I participated in for the first time in 2012. I figured if I am going to be drawing daily and sharing on social…

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palm trees bend but don't break acrylic painting

Palm Trees Bend But Don’t Break – Acrylic Painting on Canvas

  An Acrylic Painting of Palm Trees Bending in the Wind on a Stormy Day Today I am celebrating the successful completion of my first commissioned painting of palm trees bending in the wind over a storm sky. This was one of the hardest things I have done as a newer artist still finding my…

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zentangle, zendala, zentangle inspired art

What is Zentangle?

What is Zentangle® and Zentangle-inspired art? I am a Zentangle® zealot and a Certified Zentangle© Teacher or CZT as we are affectionately called. I will “tangle” anything! I recently tangled my iPhone cover and a wooden birdhouse for the back yard. People are tangling jewelry, clothing, gourds and fabric. It’s become quite an international craze!…

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