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365 Days Journal Page

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Peace and Love

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Journal Page – Italian Love Letters

This collage from my 365 days in the life of a journal … Includes mono prints of love letters found in Venice….a print of a found object …and one of my fav collage elements – old dictionary pages

Enjoy!…Happy Sunday…

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Much Love and Peace

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Journal Page – Suns Of The Nile

More inspiration from my studio…

As I continue to work daily in the studio searching for new inspiration and techniques to express what spins in my spirit…

I have to admit that it’s not as easy as it may seem from your side of things…

Challenging ourselves to be fully immersed in our passions, mine is creating and teaching mixed media art and helping other find that spark of creativity…really requires us staying in the ring with ourselves….

So I share my work to inform, prod and coax you to yours, whatever that may be, but please be assured that I’m in the ring too!…Everyday!!!

Enjoy!

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Much Love and Peace

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Journal Page – Antique Letters From Paris

This collage incorates lots of pieces from all parts, places and times in my life…that’s what I love about collaging, a collection of memories can come together and make a now moment!

Enjoy….and have a Happy Saturday!

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365 Days In The Life Of A Journal – Tutorial

As I awaken this morning I found myself basking in a smile of creativity, I could sense the space in my physical being that holds my creative energy and essence, it also became clear to me from and experiential place that everything we want comes from this place…more on this in another post…

Today, I wanted to begin sharing some of the processes behind the painted pages in my Journal Flips..

Have a creatively inspired day, in every step you take…Enjoy!


Love and Peace

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Journal Pages – Meditation Art

During meditation I frequently receive images that are completed paintings as visual concepts…

Here I share one of these with you today… Do you meditate? If not give it a try..I always seem to receive gifts that feed my soul!

Enjoy the day!

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Love and Peace

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Creative Conversations – 2-17-15 – “Dehumanizing of Humanity”

“Dehumanizing of Humanity”

This Conversation starts with me talking about my 365 day Journal.  Journaling for me is a way for me to process lots of things in my world.  For some artist it’s about creating beautiful things, others it’s political expression, or women’s issues however, my art work is about raising consciousness.  My own first and then hopefully the viewer will explore their own cosmic reality and accessing their higher greater self.

In this Creative Conversation I will explore some of the topics that I think about, which informs my artwork, and my healing work as a Reiki Master and a Creativity Coach.

Love and Peace

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365 Days In The Life Of A Journal – Introduction

I want to share with you a personal challenge that I began this year to create meditative art daily in a journal for 365 days…

I’m calling it “365 days in the life of a Journal”

Please join me by creating your own journal it can be artwork, photos, writings… any way you are inspired to communicate with yourself … the most important thing are the internal dialogs because I believe that they keep us awake and aware of our world around us…

Also you can begin at any point in the year and continue forward…it’s not about the number 365 but the challenge to do something daily that adds to our personal awakening…

 

Peace and Love

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“Day 6…Crosses”

Crosses are another image that appears frequently in my work…

In part because of my personal spiritual beliefs…

And in part because it is such a strong graphic symbol and has appeared in cultures from the beginning of recorded time…

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As an X or drawn by two swipes of the finger in a clay or paint…

It’s universal…

What’s your universal symbol? We all have something that speaks to us and directs us at an emotional level…beyond words, beyond thinking….

If you don’t know right off spend a little time discovering, just walk around your environment you’ll soon find clues because it will generally be repeated…in paintings, or literature…or form.

It could be a circle or a spiral or a square…a bird, a flower or an element like water, fire, earth or air…

Enjoy the weekend discovering!


Much Love and Peace

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“Day 5 – Stimulating Ideas”

I’m a huge fan of Black & White abstract art…when I see it my mind immediately begins to whirl and I seem to go into a trance, imagining all sorts of things that the lines, curves, strokes, dots etc. release…


I’ve spent some time studying this and found that when our brain develops at infancy Black & White simple shapes play a large role in the brains development…This is why so many baby toys have B&W lines or polka dots on them….

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In this journal entry I painted on paper using sumi ink, then I cut the art into 4’s and then reassembled it…


I took the opportunity to stimulate my creative thinking while being willing to look differently at what I had just created…then be willing to cut it up… and try something different!

 

I feel that we have to be willing to do the same with our lives…we’ve created them…there moving in a particular direction…

Do you like what you’re experiencing everyday?  If you are…ask yourself “how can I make it even better?”…then be willing to make some changes, alter things a bit..


And if you’re not crazy about what you experience everyday…you want different results…be willing to start cutting away, re-arranging and adding new experiences that are more in line with where you want to go…your goals and dreams…


I believe that we don’t make mistakes in our lives because every road we turn down creates an experience we can grow from…however I believe we can arrive at a point that we can say, “well I have had enough of that experience, I don’t feel it serves me anymore”…and then make changes… and this includes our education and Degrees earned, our job or career, our marriages or life partners…if it ain’t working fix it!


Don’t be afraid move onward and upward!


Look at the Black & White of your life today…see what you discover!

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