Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Art From the Couch Healing Art Journal

I have spent the past two days with tremendous pain in my ankle.  For all you wonderful new subscribers and visitors who may not know, I broke my ankle severely last May.  I am not sure what has caused this flare up as I have been doing really well for a few months.  I am hoping it's just the weather, but I am going to be calling my surgeon  tomorrow.

This pain has got me thinking.  It has reminded me of the time I spent arting on the couch as I wasn't able to leave it.  I completed many art journal pages in that month, most of them very "messy" due to the mess that was in my head.  I look back at that time as being positive, a true blessing in the disguise as pain.

Here is what I created then:



Art journaling for me is many things, and at the top of that list is healing.  In this case it helped heal both mind and body.  A comfort in time of pain.

I am not sure what is going on with my ankle.  I hope it has nothing to do with the remaining plate and six pins that are still there.  One thing I do know is that no matter what it is, my art journal will help me through it.

Thank you so much to all my wonderful friends, including those of you that are new.  I truly appreciate every one of you!
Much Love! xo

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Colorful Art Journal Flip

Did this quick video yesterday, enjoy!  :)



Be back later with some new pages.  Had a wonderful Ustream class last night!  When on the page, scroll down all the way to the bottom to see all my recordings.  While you are there, don't forget to click "Join My Crowd" so that all my recordings show up on you dashboard!  Thanks so much to all that were there with me last night.
Love you all!
Much Love xo

Saturday, April 9, 2011

My Favorite Art Journal and Mixed Media Supplies

At long last!  I have tried to record  this video twice prior, but three time's a charm!  I hope you enjoy.



Don't forget to subscribe to me on Youtube via the link on the right, I am planning a huge giveaway when I hit 2000 subscribers!

It's Saturday night, I hope to see you all over in my live class on Ustream at 9pm EST!

I have many finished art journal pages to share with you, see you tomorrow!
Much LOVE xo

Monday, April 4, 2011

Projects in Progress

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I have been working on so many different projects simultaneously, with nothing completely finished. I thought I would share what was going on in my art room this past weekend.


I missed my live Ustream show this past Wednesday due to a terrible cough.  I was able to make it up to my wonderful viewers on Saturday night with two shows!  This is a peek of the page we created during the first show.  Lots of layered goodness going on on this page, here is the recording:



It was a great time, thanks to all of those that were there!



Later that night during my regular time (9pm EST) we worked on a file folder mini album.  I used K&Co Life's Journey paper, which I LOVE!  This is a little pocket album just waiting for me to add tags and pictures and ephemera from my recent trip.  Here is the recording:





I have also been having a good time letting go and doing some painting that is outside my "style".  I really love how these pages are coming together!  I think it is so important to keep playing, keep trying new things, keep growing.  It's just paper right?  Yes, I know it's easier said than done.  I struggle with my insecurities every time I sit down to try something new.  To get over this fear I like to look through my journal for a few minutes, reminding myself that I create wonderful things when I let go of my reservations.  Don't let your mind get in the way of your art.

Thank you so much for reading, subscribing and commenting.  I have met so many wonderful new people recently and feel so blessed!
Much Love!  xo

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Mindful Art Journal Page

Hi All!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

I have been putting a lot of energy and thought into one of my new journals.  I want this journal to be a place for only positive thoughts, quotes and dreams.  I am working in this journal quite differently than my regular process.  I normally tend to work on multiple pages during one sitting, moving back and forth through pages as my muse takes me.  For this journal I want to create my entries mindfully, working on the entries until they are finished.


I have saved this Yoga card and Labyrinth for a very special project, and I have finally found it.  I wanted this journal spread to focus on calming my mind and getting into a more focused state before reading what lies beyond.  You may recognize the background as it is the page from the Derwent Inktense pencil technique I did in this video.

I can't tell you how wonderful it felt to create this, it was very refreshing!  I have so many wonderful things planned for this journal and I can't wait to continue to share them with you.  So far it's been completely opposite to why I usually journal, which is to release anxieties.  It feels so fulfilling to create something positive and with intent.

While researching Labyrinths I found this wonderful website.  You can learn the history and use of Labyrinths, as well as how you can draw your own!  How awesome is that?

So many wonderful things are happening in my life, I hope to be able to share them with you soon.  Thank you all so much for the support, love, and friendships!   I wish you all peace and much LOVE!