September 11, 2016

Travel Deck

I made a deck of Artist Trading Cards with a travel theme to trade with 54 other artists.


August 6, 2016

More Banners and Pets

 I have been making some more inspirational Art for Insight banners. 

My dog, Charlie has a new playmate, Fern to keep me company in my art studio. 
A local art museum has begun carrying my banners.

July 5, 2016

Self Love TV

 Tamara Laporte has some great videos on self-love and uses the Non-Violent Communication model. I love her enthusiasm and creativity. Click on the link to check out this great list of Wellness Tools.

She also offers a year's worth of art making videos that come to your email every week for an entire year. All of the videos are yours to keep forever and watch at your leisure. It is never too late to join since you have access to the past sessions. There are many guest artists that bring many art techniques and step by step instruction. Click here to learn more about her art classes:

April 20, 2016

Grunge Houses

Grunge houses I made in Jodi Ohl's art class at Ephemera of Paducah, Ky

Details of grunge houses

Details of grunge house

March 18, 2016

Pottery classes

I have been taking some pottery classes as a Wellness Tool and this is what I have made.

Moo Cards

I love these artistic business cards. You can have your own photos of your art on the back with a different photo on each card. I ordered 100 cards and repeated several different photos. They come in a sturdy box and are a fun size card. They have other sizes as well.

Wintergatan Marble Machine

This is a wonderful example of an artist creating a machine, music and inspiration. What a great Wellness Tool. Listen to marbles dropping that create music.

February 12, 2016

Altered Book Art

Inspiring reminders on German book pages.

I have just two words for you...

Daily Maintenance List.

January 7, 2016

7 Ways Childhood Adversity Changes Your Brain

Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Donna Jackson Nakazawa
Donna Jackson Nakazawa is the award winning author of numerous books including The Autoimmune Epidemic,The Last Best Cure and  Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal

Click on the title to read Part 1 of the interesting article she wrote:

7 Ways Childhood Adversity Changes Your Brain

Early emotional trauma changes who we are, but we can do something about it.

Read Part 2 of her article to learn what Wellness Tools can help:

8 Ways To Recover From Post Childhood Adversity Syndrome 

Creativity is a Journey

Creativity is a Journey. 

Art expression is such a great Wellness Tool. I feel that creating art is a journey with many options in the paths to take. They are not necessarily right or wrong roads, just different in their progression. Each choice offers various outcomes. We can take one step at a time being healthily detached from final expectations. Creativity involves using my mind and feelings to come up with satisfying solutions to situations. The results are constantly modable. 

Just as in life.

December 24, 2015