A personal journal or diary is an outstanding device that allows us to record and document our thoughts and feelings, as well as our activities and events of our days. With a personal journal you can explore ideas, examine beliefs, tackle challenges, and channel negative energy. By incorporating art, color, images, scribbles and doodles into … More Art journaling benefits.
Time to pull out the paints, right? Not quite yet, unless you are using an art journal with sturdy art paper (90 lb. or more). We need to do 2 things for the best possible outcome: 1) glue 2 or 3 notebook sheets together to create thicker art journal pages; and, 2) then apply gesso, … More Demystifying the art journal. Part 5: Paint and collage.
Let the fun begin in our art journals as we examine how to use a spiral notebook in this role. Grab the closest ball-point pen, marker, crayon, or pencil. There is no right or wrong method to art journaling; however, I generally approach an art journal page in one of two ways…as a chronological log … More Demystifying the art journal. Part 4: Page materials and layout possibilities.
Art journals and their beginnings (history) were defined and discussed in part one of this series; and, in part two of demystifying the art journal, a specific type of art journal, an altered book was introduced and discussed. As an empowerment and creativity coach and artist, I have employed an art journal to incite self-expression … More Demystifying the art journal. Part Three.
In part one of this series of articles, art journals and its beginnings (history) were defined and briefly discussed. As an empowerment coach, artist, and writer, I have used journals in a multitude of ways. Art journals, visual journals and artist’s journals are terms that have been used interchangeably; but, there are very subtle differences … More Demystifying the art journal. Part Two.
As an empowerment coach, artist, and writer, I have used journals in a multitude of ways. On January 18th of this year I discussed ten ways to journal. In a series of articles, the art journal and the many ways to art journal will be discussed and explained, along with the artist’s journal, and the … More Demystifying the art journal. Part One.
This year is my year to be BOLD! That is my word of the year. And as a result, I have felt empowered, as I have experienced various successes from personal fitness goals to assuming new enterprises by stepping up my game and being bold. I have found that I need to be true to … More Have courage! Be bold! BE you!
Raising children can be a challenge, but when parents are open to sound advice and trying new things, parents will find the process straightforward and uncomplicated. The greatest hurdle to parenting is our pride getting in the way of seeking support or guidance. Rest assured, we do not need to know everything. It is more … More The 3 essentials to raise secure and happy children.
We are ALL naturally magnificent and brilliant, because our true splendor stems from within, our heart and spirit. When we allow it, we dazzle the world. This radiance starts with a smile in our heart, an optimistic and upbeat feeling that warms our soul. When we are in a blissful state of mind, and we … More Let your inner splendor shine upon the world.
Inspiration is an internal movement or feeling that propels people to act, behave, or perform. It is a positive emotional state that stimulate us into motion because our hearts are tickled with delight. Inspiration is what fuels our spirit to achieve our goals and attain our dream. Creativity emerges through inspiration as our spirit is … More Creativity emerges through inspiration.