The Quest for Authenticity

The Quest for Authenticity

“Fold ‘Em” or “No More Poker Face” “Authenticity” is quite the buzzword nowadays. It is considered to be one of the ten values regarded as most essential to postmodern generations (that would be Xers and Millennials). Being a Gen Xer, it is indeed numero uno on my value list. So much so that when I resurrected this […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

For The Love of White Food!!!

For The Love of White Food!!!

It’s day five of my whole 30!!! I am not allowed to step on a scale during this 30 days, but the way my pants feel, the reflection of my gut in the mirror, and my “feelers” tell me tell me I’m down about 4 pounds. This isn’t that incredible of an accomplishment since that […]

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 […]