artjournaling / creative practice

You are loved

I really don’t set out to cover the whole page. it just happens. I love the blue and pinks. the circles, the flowers, polka dots and woman sticker ( Elaine Michelle Etsy). this process is pretty simple. I do a bit of reading. I listen to some music. In this case Jesus Culture’s 2nd album and I go with the […]

creative practice / tinyhappy

One Little Word

I finally got around to working in my official one little word album. Initially I was just going to include it in my regular scrap/therapy albums but decided to be a little more intentional with things. I got the album, dividers and cards from Ali Edward’s website in December. Some of bits are from blinks of life, clique kits and […]


Faith Scrapping

A bit of paint, stickers, collage and music. This is the message bible (transliteration) journaling bible. I think I’ve had this for over a year and this may be my second spread. It’s a bit of a mess but I really enjoyed making it… i’m sure there is a metaphor in there somewhere.


current read

my word for the year is courage. so this book seemed like a good fit. I am not going to hold myself to 100 consecutive days (although it would be great if I could) of reading. i’m taking it easy lately. lots of scrap therapy and family time. my oldest is obbessed with building a garden. I hate to tell […]

creative practice / tinyhappy

all the notebooks

im really loving all the notebooks. Part of me wants to feel like I should simplify and commit but nope..i’m just going to play. I decorated these covers with patches, paperboys, scrapbook paper, old art/postcards and old art work. The one with the photo (a old postcard of Jamaica Kincaid ) is my scrap therapy book. The other one with […]

creative practice / self compassion / tinyhappy

what makes you happy?

things I like to include in my art—- faces mark making papers flowers/botanical shapes lines/sketchy lines colors words via stickers photos die cuts paints stickers little notes to myself on reflection, I can see that in some ways, visual elements have gently replaced my writing. I don’t know if I think that is a problem. in the past, I have […]

tinyhappy / writing

quite lovely

my Felicity Jane order came in Friday. the packaging is absolutely gorgeous and the supplies are so lovely that it really got me thinking about my other supplies. So I did a big clean out of my studio area today. it was exhausting because I had the bright idea that I could do it with two littles underfoot and also […]

creative practice / self compassion

scrap therapy

There has not been much painting except for that one sunny afternoon of watercoloring. Instead, i’ve fallen in love with my paper and my glue sticks. I can’t even say that I am saying much but just the act of creating feels good. Suse Fish calls it scrap therapy and as soon as I heard this term earlier this year […]


Back to the basics

Sometimes I just need to get simple and quiet and do the small things. So here I am. Reminding myself (and you, too) all that we don’t have to keep up with all the things…breathe and be. Sunshine and paint. Yes. Please. Oh and @littleravenink on YouTube as my journaling date.

creative practice

2019 Planner

It is that time of year that everyone is telling you their goals and intentions. It is also that time of year where also sharing their notebooks and planners. So, I thought I would add my voice to the mix. Create 365 happy memory keeping. also my keyboard is really not that dirt in real life…it is dirty though. lol […]