Small Acts of Outrageous Joy 2

Well, So in April, I started a tiny 3X4 ish Moleskein Journal in the bathroom (honestly) just to record “small acts of outrageous joy”. Its just a 5 minute in the morning exercise. And I thought it would be great to have the book in the bathroom because its close to water. So I have…

Map of Change: Geography of Loss

  The Geography of Loss, by Patty Digh, suggests to work through loss and grief by mapping your experience and expectations. Examples in the book show using maps as the paper for drawings, cutting silhouettes in the maps, using them as backgrounds.  I made a color copy of the map I need to use to…

Small act of Outrageous Joy

    Inspired yet again by the 21 Secrets LIVE workshop with Ardith Goodwin, I’ve added a tiny sketchbook (bought yesterday) in the bathroom, where the watercolors had migrated somehow… Ardith said to “Make marks. All sorts of marks, make marks on your world.” These marks can be fast… this little painting this morning only…

Gentle and Delicate painting

    Yesterday, I was exhausted, not sure why, I blame it on the massive amounts of change in the air and something inside (emotionally, physically, etc. hidden or not). I watched my first workshop videos from this Spring’s 21 Secrets Art Journaling Playground. It was Ardith Goodwin’s workshop of the Illuminated Mushroom. I watched…

Black and White Poetry- Sea

For this one, I wanted to purposefully leave the small white spaces in horizontal lines across the page. I’m not sure I like it. I do like the oysters. A seaside scene with tidal pools came up in the doodling. The poem reads… A memory going beyond going beyond one’s own personal efforts transcendence means…

Black and White poetry- River

I’ve been playing with book pages from old altered books for black and white drawings with sharpie markers. This one says… A smile flicked in her face, You’re free, Watched over. Do you believe you are? I’ll protect you. Stay. First, I must take this woman to be purified. Leave that life behind. She knelt…

Community Brings Depth

3/2/14: First Blog Post ever! I am excited to start a simple little blog to record my artsy journey to health. This art journal page below was the page created with the 21 Secrets Live night this week. It was hosted by Gretchen Miller, who I am proud to call a friend. The night was…