Free Summer Art Journaling Series…Collage

Continuing on our Summer Art Journaling Series this week is collages. Or, as I like to call it: Cut & Paste Therapy. It's therapy because it is a technique that is actually used in some therapies, and a whole lot cheaper than shopping therapy. It's also relaxing and one of the easiest ways to make... Continue Reading →

Free Summer Art Journaling Series…Getting Started

My girls are finally out of school...let summer vacation begin! It feels like this school year just flew by. Now the question is: How do I keep the girls busy this summer? With my free Summer Art Journaling Series, of course. I chose CREATE as my One Word for 2015. And this Summer Art Journaling... Continue Reading →

Creativity Takes Courage

"Creativity takes courage." Henri Matisse said that. Henri spoke truth. Why does creativity take courage? Because what we create is a personal expression of ourselves. Not everyone will like what we create. Not everyone will get it. Not everyone will think it is worthwhile. It takes courage to put a piece of your heart out... Continue Reading →

Art Journal :: Zentangle Art

Continuing on with my One Word, CREATE this week... Here is another new-to-us project we just discovered called Zentangle. What is Zentangle? Basically, it's doodling on steroids. But, it's more than doodling. It's structured doodling that is good for your brain, providing inner focus and relaxation. Why Zentangle? The designs we create with Zentangle are... Continue Reading →

Art Journal :: Mandala Art Project

A few posts ago I talked about a Spring Re-do...or starting over with my One Word, and although it's been a challenge at times to commit to making time to CREATE, I am doing it. This week the girls and I bought a new art journal, and I want to share a new-to-us project we... Continue Reading →

String Art Project for Valentine’s Day

My One Word for 2015 is Create. Thanks to Pinterest I have a serious case of Create Envy. First up on the create list is this string art project for Valentine's Day. Do you remember making string art in grade school? I vaguely remember making a gold and orange owl mounted on a brown piece... Continue Reading →

9 Things This Week…

I would like to say it's been slow around here... This week has been nothing but slow. It has been C-R-A-Z-Y! 9 things this week... Two trips to the ER. Hubby has kidney stones, and anything that can bring a grown man to tears, on his knees, making deals with whomever will take the pain... Continue Reading →

For Your Weekend | It’s the Summer Slow Down

It's summer slow down around here. Time for lazy days, popsicles on the patio, crafts days and enjoying the Colorado outdoors. And, so my writing schedule will also slow down just a bit. I pray that you slow down too; kick off your flip-flops, eat ice cream like a kid, enjoy the sunshine and marvel... Continue Reading →

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