Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015

Juicy Soul Retreat - July 12, 2015

Juicy Soul Retreat
Sunday, July 12, 2015
11am - 5pm
Work of Heart, San Jose, California

We want to encourage you to make a date with yourself to nurture your creative spirit. The Juicy Soul Retreat is an afternoon of pure creative bliss. We will be showing you techniques that will inspire you to create in your journals and express yourself creatively on every glorious page.  You can begin a new journal or you can continue to build in one of your existing journals. The choice is yours. Our intention is that you spend time in your journal, get inspired to create on a regular basis and explore  techniques that will bring out your unique creative expression.

This retreat is for beginners and savvy journal artists.


Retreat Schedule:

Juicy Journaling Techniques

Big tables, tons of art supplies...What could be more fun! You will learn some amazing techniques to turn flat blank journals in to juicy journals for your words, poetry, collage, photos, lists, mantras, ideas, songs, prayers, intentions, stories, notes, and dreams.

Living in Your Journals:
Spilling open and celebrating your life through journaling

In this part of the retreat you will discover the wonderful world of fonts, journal page frames, images and story windows. You will be guided through the journaling process to begin to design a focus for your journal. You will explore the variety of tools available to you to support you in journaling your ideas, dreams, victories, stories, experiences when the creative muse appears in your path. We will explore the variety of fonts, letters and methods of capturing words on a page. We will also give you a chance to  journal with the assistance of journaling prompts and ideas for topics to explore in your pages.

Juicy Journaling Studio
Self Guided time to experiment and play

In this part of the retreat you will have all the basic techniques and you will be ready to combine and layer techniques to express yourself creatively. We will act as muses for your creative process by supporting you in your process. You'll spend time in community continuing to turn your flat blank journals in to juicy journals for your words, poetry, collage, photos, lists, mantras, ideas, songs, prayers, intentions, stories, notes, and dreams. This is your time to use all the techniques you've learned to create your journal, experiment with colors and try different supplies.
What to Bring:
  • Journal  
  • Lunch 
  • Favorite Art Supplies and Images (optional)

See what it's like to attend?:


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Registration: $120 , After 7/5/2015: $125

Friday, June 5, 2015

Juicy Soul Alumni Event - June 14, 2015

Juicy Soul Alumni Event
Sunday, June 14, 2015
2pm - 5pm
Work of Heart, San Jose, California

We want to encourage you to continue to journal after you attend the Juicy Soul Retreat. 
This Juicy Soul Retreat Alumni Event is an open studio experience designed for previous attendees of the Juicy Soul Retreat.  Alumni are invited to re-ignite their creative spirit by creating in their journals in community.  Come and reconnect with other JSR alumni. Share experiences. Come to practice the techniques you learned and techniques you have developed since the Juicy Soul Retreat. Share your journals and bring your questions for creating a regular creative journaling practice. 

Re-ignite your passion...get painty hands and be happy.


About the Event:

This event is for Juicy Soul Retreat Alumni. If you would like to attend this event but you haven't attended a Juicy Soul Retreat in the past, register for one of our upcoming retreats and signing up for an event date after your Juicy Soul Retreat. 

This is not a structured teaching workshop but an open studio experience for JSR Alumni. We will provide light snacks, music, tea and a variety of art supplies. You are welcome to bring your favorite supplies to inspire your experience. 

Andrea and I will be available for questions and will be working, along with you, in our journals

What to Bring:
  • Your Journal  
  • Previous Art Journals you would like to share with others for their inspiration (optional)
  • Your Favorite Art Supplies and Images (optional)

Registration: $20 , After 6/13/2015: $25

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Word of Wisdom: Accountability

"A man who is not accountable to 
anybody is a danger to himself" 
— Iyanla Vanzant 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Words of Wisdom: Boundaries

“When we fail to set boundaries and 
hold people accountable, 
we feel used and mistreated. 
This is why we sometimes attack who they are, 
which is far more hurtful 
than addressing a behavior or a choice.” 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Weekly Art Journal - May 18 - 24

This week was all about SHINING! I have great opportunities to shine at work and with my art and I need to take advantage of those opportunities as they come. I have so many passions that I am inspired to express and I'm so grateful that I have lots of ways to express them.  

I've been waking up early each morning to create in my journal. 
For the past few weeks I've been waking up early in the morning to sit in my studio and journal until the sun comes up. 

It's my Sadhana

It's is making all the difference in the world as to how my day unfolds. 
Each week is an amazing adventure. 

This week I had a few medical appointments that went really well because I made some conscious decisions earlier in the year.  I didn't like going to my old dentist so I took steps to find a new one this year, it was the best decision ever!  

When things don't work for me I usually try to work it out through communication...asking for what I want, negotiate something new, bringing awareness to something to bring about change. 

But sometimes even with all that, things don't change 
and it's time to move on.

But to tell you the truth...
I don't like to move on 
I like to keep at something until it changes 
but that leaves me soooo frustrated. 
and frustration dulls my SHINE.

So this week I look on doing things that make me SHINE 
and letting go of things I've been trying to fix or change...
and move on.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

Weekly Art Journal - May 11 - 17

This week we spent the week prepping for the Juicy Soul Retreat. I had a lot of fun playing with all my art supplies. I pulled out things I don't usually use. It's really good to use all the supplies in my studio and stop "saving" them.  I pulled out my number stamps and a date stamper. I added phrases and words using my new Dina Wakely stamps from A Work of Heart and magazine cut outs and clear stickers. I even busted out my Gelli Plate to do some mono printing of the background. I sometimes forget how much fun playing with a variety of supplies can be in the creative process. New tools give a new perspective and spark new ideas.

I challenge you to try some new supplies...you already have in your stash. Try to put them to good use in your journal this week. If you have any favorite tools, please share. I'd love to know.