Category Archives: Art Journaling

Winter Collage- A Dark Balance

Winter storms hit the northwest. Snow in abundance blankets trees, swallows outbuildings. Roadways are treacherous,  flights cancelled. It is time to stay close to the hearth and travel inward. I reflect on the collage I made in early January. Am … Continue reading

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Journal Writing- building a deeper relationship with self

I’m listening to Irish poet and philosopher,  John O’Donohue , his beautiful connections between our interior and exterior worlds to no end inspire me; concepts of how to be fully engaged with living a deeply creative life. This is not restricted to … Continue reading

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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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