Big Change

Big Change

This is the season for changes. Time shifts backwards. The air cools. The rain comes. The leaves turn. So are the days of our lives. A lot of things shifted in my life recently. When I say “a lot” I mean pretty much every aspect of my life. When I say “shift” I mean like seismic. […]

Conscious Creating

Conscious Creating

I believe that we create our reality. We manifest our experiences by the ideas and feelings we hold. More accurately, we manifest the quality of our experiences by the vibrational quality of the ideas, beliefs and feelings that we hold. For instance, I am really, really good at contemplating all the things I don’t like […]

The Soul’s Code

The Soul’s Code

In his bestseller, The Soul’s Code, James Hillman proposed that each of us has a calling, and inborn imperative, coded into our very soul and that in order to find fulfillment with our lives, we have to realize that calling. This invisible guiding force, ever urges us toward our destiny, ever prods us to live our […]

Not Good Enough

Not Good Enough

I hear things like: “I’m not a good dancer, so I can’t do Zumba.” “I’m not a good singer, so I can’t do karaoke.” “I’m not a good draw-er, so I can’t do an art journal.” I have never felt comfortable drawing faces, so I decided to practice. Following an article by Dina Wakley in […]

Behold & Embrace Thyself, O Renaissance Humans!

Behold & Embrace Thyself, O Renaissance Humans!

Do you have a hard time limiting yourself to just a few of the exciting things life has to offer? OR do you find yourself wanting to do and live it all? When somebody asks “What do you do” or “Tell me about yourself,” do struggle narrowing your answer down into a neat, little, one-word […]

Art Journal Revisited • 2004

Art Journal Revisited • 2004

                  All these Soul Journal entries are in Journal #5 created from May 2004 to October 2004. I used an Arches Papier Aquarelle book with cold pressed paper. They no longer make them which is unfortunate. It was a beautiful grey color that tied with ribbon just […]

RAYS OF LIFE: A Reflection on Balance

RAYS OF LIFE: A Reflection on Balance

I have been feeling out of alignment lately. Different aspects of my life are out of sync and it makes me feel “off.” This is common at the beginning of Fall. Summer gets us spun, with vacations and trips, longer days, more activity, and different eating habits. The Equinox arrives and there is an internal downshift into low gear. […]

Create While You Wait: Digital Art Tutorial

Create While You Wait: Digital Art Tutorial

What would we do without our phones nowadays? Now, I am not talking about when we are at lunch with a loved one and we never look up because Facebook is more interesting. I am referring to its potential as an incredible creative tool. Let’s face it, we can’t drag all our paint and pens […]