Monday, September 15, 2014

Words of Wisdom: Khalil Gibran


"Let there be spaces in your togetherness 
and let the winds of the heavens 
dance between you. 

Love one another 
but make not a bond of love: 
let it rather be a moving sea 
between the shores of your souls."

~ Khalil Gibran 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Words of Wisdom; Miles Davis



"I'm always thinking about creating. 
My future starts when I wake up every morning... 
Every day I find something creative to do with my life." 


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Words to Inspire: Alvin Ailey



"The creative process is not controlled 
by a switch you can simply turn on or off; 
it's with you all the time."


~ Alvin Ailey

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Juicy Soul Retreat - October 19, 2014



Juicy Soul Retreat
Sunday, October 19, 2014
11am - 5pm
A
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?:


    


More Photos:

Registration:
Registration: $95 , After 10/16/2014: $105


Juicy Soul Retreat Alumni $65 click here


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Juicy Soul Retreat - July 27, 2014



Juicy Soul Retreat
Sunday, July 27, 2014
11am - 5pm
A
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?:


    


More Photos:

Registration:
Registration: $95 , After 7/24/2014: $105


Juicy Soul Retreat Alumni $65 click here


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Weekly Art Journal - June 2-8



Being truthful with yourself.

Knowing and speaking what is true for you.

Things have a way of working out when you are honest.

Being a space for  people to express their truth

There is such beauty in the connection we feel when we share our truths.

Weekly Sketch Book - June 9 - 15


Lots of scraps and bits from my studio.

I never want to toss anything out...I use it in my work

I got a new paper punch that creates great geometric shapes

I love new tools.

When I get them I must use them right away.

I'm gravitating toward shapes with edges and points.

It's a new attraction for me.

The image of a deer is a sticker from one of my favorite stores... Typo


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Art Journal



I'm still working in my journal. This is what my journal looks like at the beginning of the week. This week I'm training for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. I feel a little behind in my training since I lost a week of training during our trip to the midwest. So this week I'm getting back into it.