Category Archives: Art Journaling

Explorations on Haida Gwaii

I traveled with a group of artist and writer friends  for a week retreat to Haida Gwaii. During my stay I created a hand bound book with objects found along the beach. I used precious gifts from the sea  to … Continue reading

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Book Binding

Rumi’s poem ‘Being Woven’ came to me at a time when I needed to be reminded how deeply connected we are. “The thickets blocking the path are anything that keeps you from that, any fear that you may be broken … Continue reading

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Gratitude for 2012

My experience with the holiday season is often precarious; expectations or previous layers of family history  get in the way of appreciating or just allowing -what is- to unfold. This year I had a strong insight. As my younger son … Continue reading

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Art Journal ‘Finding my Pack’

As summer draws to a close, I look over the many pages in my art journal  that were created in the studio,  am struck with the images and experiences  that  seem to act as a  road map, a helper  along … Continue reading

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Art Journaling:Trust in the Process

On Sunday evening July 8th, I lead an Art Journal session as a part of the Terrace Arts Festival. This was an amazing 10 day celebration organized by the Terrace and District Arts Council.  Our small city was truly transformed … Continue reading

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Journal entry: Struggles

When I write in my journal often it is  to let go of an emotion that is overwhelming me. The visual journal is  as well a place to come to when I  need to release. It  honours the difficult stretches … Continue reading

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Journal entry: Celebrating success

A visual journal can be  used to acknowledge milestones in one’s  life. When a few of my poems were selected to appear in an anthology of northern women’s poetry, I created this  page to celebrate. It can be  easy to … Continue reading

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