Have Journal Will Travel

Have Journal Will Travel

It seems that the majority of my arting has been done on the go. While I continue to try to get my art desk under control, I haven’t spent much time at it. So I’m getting pretty good at creating wherever I am and in mini-bursts. More often than not, time at my art desk …

Blogging for Connection

Blogging for Connection

From time to time most bloggers ask themselves the question.  “What question?” you ask. That question.  Why do we blog?  If you are asking this question, pull up a seat and have a cold glass of peach infused ice tea.  “Why this tea in particular?”you may well ask. “Why not plain? Why not coffee? “Because …

Flip, Flops, Pockets and Cut Outs with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

Flip, Flops, Pockets and Cut Outs with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

It’s getting to be a tradition for me – a class at Kept Creations in Whitman, Massachusetts each summer. This year my daughter took the class with me! Double the fun. Notice that even after washing up we were covered in paint. This year I took a class called Flips, Flops, Pockets and Cut-outs with Julie Fei-Fan …

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 …

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 …

Optimist or Idiot?

Optimist or Idiot?

I’ve neglected my blog, I know, but I am glad to be back at my computer and posting. Frankly, I can’t really manage a post on my phone or iPad. Photos get posted to Instagram and then I move on to the next project. So my strategy going forward to is prioritize getting to my …

Laugh in the Face of Fear

Laugh in the Face of Fear

For the past few months I’ve been carefully using the time I have for creative endeavors…not everything can be accomplished at once. The last week of the year will be spent tidying and organizing so that I can be more efficient in 2016. Hopefully some art will be created in tandem. Kelly Rae Robert’s course, Spirit Wings, …