The Mad to Glad Tea Party

The Mad to Glad Tea Party

Welcome to the  Mad to Glad Tea Party 2016 These days there is so much to be mad about, sad about, absolutely devastated about. Wherever I look I see people questioning why… wondering how we got to this place…. wondering if the things they do matter… if they matter…. and they do. They do matter.  You matter.  …

Handmade Journals and Books

Handmade Journals and Books

For a significant piece of time the desire to make my own books has been poking at me, worrying at me, and wearing me down. One would think that by now, with all the things that tug at me in one direction or another, I would be smooth as glass like a river rock polished …

17/100

17/100

I am always over enthusiastic about how much I can fit into my life. So when I saw The 100 Project and noticed many interesting people signing on to the party on Instagram I jumped in. I’m not keeping up with the pack, that’s for sure. But I made more art than I would have …

Distracted and Forgetful

Distracted and Forgetful

Happy Belated Valentine’s Day! I hope everyone had a pleasant day. February has been an interesting month. I sprained my wrist, but didn’t want to slow down too much so I practiced using my left hand. I’m not so good at it, but I did improve. Practice makes perfect…well, not perfect. In my case practice made …

Intention

Intention

 These days I don’t hear many people talk about making New Year’s Resolutions. A trend I have seen over the last few years is the tradition of choosing a guiding word for the year. I have been intrigued by this idea, but didn’t think I’d do it until several things occured to make my word …

Those days

Those days

Some days are for finishing, for forging ahead, for executing visions with paper, pencil and paint. Other days are for starting.  Today I am thinking ahead. Preparing pages for those days…the bleak and barren ones…the days that there is little energy left and deciding to give up would take but a moment. Those days are …

Work, Family, Art Balance

Work, Family, Art Balance

It’s not easy to balance everything. That’s exactly the reason I am determined not to give up. So finding ways to sneak in more creativity is an art I want to pursue. Some people would stick with one journal and see it through. Not me. I am a firm adherent in the multiple journals philosophy. With just …