My First Sketchbox!!!

My First Sketchbox!!!

My first Sketchbox arrived this week! I can’t wait to spend some quality time with these goodies!!! The November box included several Montana Acrylic Pens & a Bimoji Calligraphy pen. I have never used either, so I am super excited to experiment. I love that it introduces me to tools I have never tried before. […]

Weekend Creative

Weekend Creative

Find that creative moment! I know with all our chores and activities it can be hard, but take 20 minutes during your weekend to create something that makes you happy! I met my sister at the park an hour ago to help my nephew with a school project and snapped a few quick shots on […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Starting Over” The Soul Journal Resurrection

  Way way back – on November 11, 2000 to be exact – I decided I was bored with my traditional journal keeping; you know, the typical “Dear Diary, I feel really fat today…” I went to Borders (remember that place?) and picked up a big scrapbook/sketchbook. I decided to “decorate” my pages before I wrote “Dear […]