Some bright sunlight today and my Paris art studio. It’s been a lovely Sunday working on paintings and illustrations and gathering ideas on paper. I hope Sunday is bright with your creativity too!
Mia at Two Hands Paperie asked me if I could provide a sample journal for my Journal Juju class there. I didn’t want to release one of my own notebooks, so I made a counter-offer.
I’d pick up a Moleskine Japanese Album and see how much of it I could fill in two hours. Using the methods and exercises I teach in my Journal Juju class, I’d see how far I could go.
I’m here to confess: I’m a notebook geek. In this video I dish on my obsession, letting you into the pages of the various notebooks I use. I also share some great resources for journal lovers and at the end of this long-ish video, something unexpected and funny happens.
Earlier this year, during the Free Write Fling, I settled in on my burgundy couch for a writing session. A part of me was disgruntled and I needed to sort out why.
I turned my pen over to my artist. This is the part of me who loves to play with color and paper and ink. She’s had a role in my life for the past seven years but wanted more.
I asked her what she wants. And boy, did she tell me! She riffed for the full 15 minutes, non-stop telling me what she wants. At the end of the session, I felt relieved and happier than I had in awhile. A vital part of me had spoken, and been heard.
What’s in my art kit when I travel to Paris?
People often ask me what tools I use to create my illustrated journals. It’s always changing, but in this video I share my favorite tools.
Enough people asked me about my trip to NYC that I felt a report was in order. Rather than try to write it up in an essay, I thought I’d share a bit of my travel companion – my Moleskine Japanese Album.
This week I finished one Moleskine Japanese album and started another. I was tempted to go to my larger watercolor notebook, but decided to stay with the accordion format. I’m challenging myself to draw people – always difficult. While riding on the métro, I look for someone who is holding still and not looking at […]
It’s such a simple pleasure, doing something daily in my journal. I learn not to judge the first few lines on the page. I see my creative edges and how to push past them. I feel more connected to what’s around me and what’s in me. I love Art Every Day Month! Enjoy a peek […]
I took the plunge and joined in Leah Piken Kolidas’ Art Every Day Month challenge. It’s pretty self-explanatory, and I’ve been using the structure to make sure I do something in my Moleskine Japanese album every day. I’ll post the week’s adventures once per week, since the processing and posting of the art is a whole project […]
Saturday, February 26th 1 – 5 pm Join us for a fun afternoon of creative exploration using your journal and my juju. Feeling creatively uninspired or want to enjoy more play in your life? Take a page from artists and writers who develop their ideas by exploring in their journals. In this Journal Juju workshop, […]