You Choose - Week 3

This week’s pick is a hand and on the inside of the wrist is a tattoo that says “alive”. I don’t have any tattoos but if I got one, that’s where I would want it to be. I coupled it with some sentences from an old Brave Girl’s class I took. One says “I let myself be a learner” because when I am learning, I feel alive. And the other one says “I cheer myself on” because I want to be my own biggest advocate. I want to root for myself. I want to come fully alive.

here is a side look for the shimmer, you can’t see it very well, but the transparent sequins shine beautifully:

here’s to being able fully alive.


You Choose is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.

You Choose - Week 2

This week’s pick says “be open to whatever comes next.” I loved this the moment I saw it. It has one of my desired feelings “open” and it’s a reminder to be willing to receive. To let go of the need to control. To be open to possibilities. To be open to the wonders of the universe. To be present.

here are some closeups:

here’s to being able to stay open.


You Choose is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.

2015 Projects - You Choose - Intro and Week 1

I like to spread out my projects by style and medium (as well as topic) each year. So when it came to designing my projects, I wanted to pick something that wasn’t painting or coloring, at least not just painting. The very same week I was thinking about all this, I saw this beautiful collage. It was very sparse, elegant and really beautiful.

I decided that’s what I wanted. A collage project. My last collage project was back in 2012 so I thought it might be fun to tackle one again. Something different than what I did last time. I think….but we’ll see.

The introspective part of this project is to couple this art with my code desires. I went to pinterest and made a board of images/phrases that remind me of my core desires. My plan is to print one for each of my collage pages. This way, I can always remember my core desired feelings.

That’s the plan, at least.

Here’s another look at week 1:

Love all the shimmer.

I am planning to keep my spreads relatively sparse. Mix in some paint. Have fun.

Here’s to a year of collages that remind me to focus on feeling the way I want to feel.

Gratitude Journal - Week 41

Here’s this week’s gratitudes and celebrations:

Before :

it says: choose to love to be you as you are.

and here’s what the page looks like with all the gratitudes and celebrations:

Just another excuse to create art and remember the present that is my life.


Gratitude Journal is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal other details here.Gratitude Journal – Week 39

Gratitude Journal – Week 13

Here’s this week’s gratitudes and celebrations:

Before:

it says: you are unique. celebrate being you.

much more about this one on the my mind’s eye blog.

and here’s what the page looks like with all the gratitudes and celebrations:

Just another excuse to create art and remember the present that is my life.


Gratitude Journal is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal other details here.

Gratitude Journal - Week 6

Here’s this week’s gratitudes and celebrations:

Before:

and here’s what the page looks like with all the gratitudes and celebrations:

There we go. Just another excuse to create art and remember the present that is my life.


Gratitude Journal is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal other details here.

Gratitude Journal - Week 4

Here’s this week’s gratitudes and celebrations:

Before:

and here’s what the page looks like with all the gratitudes and celebrations:

There we go. Just another excuse to create art and remember the present that is my life.


Gratitude Journal is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal other details here.

Gratitude Journal - Week 3

Here’s this week’s gratitudes and celebrations:

Before:

and here’s what the page looks like with all the gratitudes and celebrations:

There we go. Just another excuse to create art and remember the present that is my life.


Gratitude Journal is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal other details here.

Gratitude Journal - Week 2

Here’s this week’s gratitudes and celebrations:

Before:

and here’s what the page looks like with all the gratitudes and celebrations:

There we go. Just another excuse to create art and remember the present that is my life.


Gratitude Journal is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal other details here.

Journey to Collage - Looking Back

One of my brand-new projects for 2012 was the Journey to Collage. I used a Moleskine sketch book and just had fun with it. I can’t say that each of my pages was a collage and I am not sure I started the year with this in mind, but I still really enjoyed working on this project. And I have 51 pages to show for it.

Here are a few of my favorite pages from my book:

As with my other art, these are colorful, bold and happy. These are the kind of pages that make me happy.

As we look forward to 2013, I wasn’t sure what my plans were for collage but I finally came up with a clever way to keep mixed media and collaging in my weekly list. Let’s hope it works.

Journey into Collage – Week 51

text reads: you are not bound by the labels others have put upon you. you are free. only you choose who you are. don’t forget. only you.


Journey into Collage is a project for 2012. You can read more about it here.

Journey into Collage – Week 50

text reads: she healed.


Journey into Collage is a project for 2012. You can read more about it here.