Journaling helps me process. But occasionally there’s something I need go write about that I just can’t let other people happen across. For a variety of reasons. Rather than burning the paper or shredding it or coming up with some creative (and potentially ineffective) way to destroy my writing after it’s been written, I use… Continue reading Writer’s Tip: Invisible Journaling
I wanted to title this post “Wardrobe Reduction,” but it was too narrow of a title, and reminded me of plastic surgery for some reason. Gross. The moral of the story is this: because of the upcoming move, I will be getting rid of (or at least packing away) a lot of things, and am… Continue reading Living Simply
Now, usually, I’m not one for much ephemera in my art journal pages… maybe that’s my downfall as an art journalist. Part of the reason could be attributed to the fact that I first of all don’t know how to pronounce “ephemera” (where does the emphasis fall?), and the other reason is because all that… Continue reading Recently Acquired Free Paper!
Here’s a transcription of the first page of my brand new scrap notebook: This is my second composition scrap notebook, and I must admit, the process has been both challenging and liberating. It’s challenging because I still have a hard time allowing myself to use these pages, especially if I know the note will be… Continue reading On the Value of the Scrap Notebook
May I briefly apologize for my recent absence. I was in Washington DC for the March for Life and have been finishing up the trip and recovering over the past few days. But I’m back! With a new post and several new ambitions. This week’s Journal52 prompt was called Silhouettes, and I did just that.… Continue reading A Great Adventure
His name is Noah, and he is a child of God. (This post is a combination of several things: part of my “Broken and Beautiful” pro-life mini-series, my Journal52 weekly entry, and a Creation365 entry that bends the rules a bit. I hope you enjoy this piece. It was emotionally draining to draw and to… Continue reading Broken and Beautiful: Noah
When I first came across Journal52, I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to keep up. But this is my second one in a row. I like the prompts and getting to see everyone else’s work too. Here’s mine, called “allowing myself to feel.” Media: sharpie on a mini-notebook (maybe a 3-4″ square). Not mixed… Continue reading Allowing Myself to Feel