Category Archives: Art

New Look…Same Creative Soul

I was getting a bit tired of the format and background on my blog so I decided something fresh and new was in order! Spring is kind of the time for that, after all. It isn’t easy to find an … Continue reading

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Sharing the Joy

Just FYI, today is my husband and my 17th wedding anniversary! I am so grateful for him and for our incredible relationship that I wanted to share a bit of our joy. The photo below is an art piece I created … Continue reading

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Creating Art that is Encouraging to Myself and Others

No, I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth 😉 I know it’s a long time between my posts, but that’s just how it goes with me. I have a goal to post more often, but I obviously still have … Continue reading

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Artful Expression of Depression

“Some days she didn’t know how to be happy. So she let herself be sad. “  Many people who have never dealt with depression personally have a misunderstanding that it is simply ongoing sadness. It’s part of what adds to … Continue reading

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Antique storage options for creative supplies

When an artisan has a plethora of items from which to choose from to create all the goodness it can be a real challenge to find ways to organize and store such items. And I’m the kind of person who … Continue reading

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Journal Prompt…and a little bit about art therapy

For all you folks out there who keep art journals (or who just like to be creative or like to work on you personal growth): When I worked as a psychotherapist I used art therapy with a lot of my … Continue reading

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Independence Day…vintage style

Wishing you all a very happy and safe 4th of July weekend!

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Saying Goodbye to My Daughter…a new journey for both of us

My last blog entry included journal pages about my 19 year old daughter preparing to move to Seattle (we live in Missouri) and my preparing for her to go. So, I thought I would share a bit more about this…another … Continue reading

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Art journaling my feelings

What I really love to use an art journal for is expressing my feelings or working out how I feel when I’m unsure. This is what I have done for my last several pages and it feels good. First, a … Continue reading

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Home…the Art Journal Journey monthly theme

I recently ran across a blog called “Art Journal Journey” where every month they give you a word or theme to journal about. Then, if you like, you can link your post to their blog to share with everyone…last month … Continue reading

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