creative practice / memory / self compassion / writing

A soft revolution, continuing,

View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize I am who I am doing what I came to do – Audre Lorde These days, i am learning. Softly. Embracing what i don’t know. Realizing some of my own blind spots. Especially as it comes […]

creative practice / memory / self compassion / selflove

Rowing, again

I wrote a post for this blog. Only to find myself switching blog platforms and trying to merge blogs…this used a lot of brain power and somewhere along the way i lost what i wrote. I have to tell you, i thought the writing was quite beautiful and i wish i was one of those people who actually wrote her […]

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 […]

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 […]

creative practice / self compassion / writing

bits and pieces of creativity & life

“Manifest plainness,Embrace simplicity,Reduce selfishness,Have few desires” — lao tzu         *note: all images except the cut magazine images (in the collages parts) are mine. the magazine images are from old issues of art journal magazine, click magazine and the woman is from an unknown source(found on the Internets (if you know the source, please share)…i will try […]

self compassion

Happy birthday grandma

I wish you were here. The holidays are hard. You take for granted someone will be there and then they are not. Sending love to all those missing someone this holiday season.

self compassion / writing

tiny happy: keep the faith and do the good

this week has been about trying to keep it simple and self-care. I made some really bad broth and read a lot of pride and prejudice fan fiction…put out a few or lot of disagreements between the littles…voted…made a few hot toddies and tried to keep my head about me with all the crazy news. keep the faith and do […]

artjournaling / creative practice / self compassion / writing

good for my soul.

I recently counted my art journals. well, the ones I could find and discovered I had completed about 20 or so. that is so crazy to me. TBH, I have been awful at photographing and flipping through them but hopefully, I will improve on that front soon. seeing these stacks reminded me how far I have come and that this […]