an Artist with a Journal


Philosophy and a cave Lately, I've been reading a lot of philosophy and science. Mighty interesting! And bound to find its way into my journal. One of the concepts I ran into last week was Plato's allegory of the cave. It basically says we human beings are poorly...

LIVE Workshop Writing and Illustrating Tankas

Why Tankas? My first love was words. I filled tons of diaries with words. And when plain words weren't enough anymore, I began writing poetry. I think I was 11 years old when I started. I poured everything that happened in life into poetry. In poetry and...

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Color my Page! July Art Challenge

A new Art Challenge! Dear art challengers, today Summer has begun. With recess just around the corner I thought I'd chuck in the July challenge early so that I can just squeeze in an August challenge for those who'd like to do all months. This time the challenge is an...

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Color My Page Art Challenge: Green

June 2017's edition of the Color My Page Art Challenge: "Green" I think it's high time to get some structure in the Color My Page Art Challenge. Something I can now do because all my deadlines are made and I have time to fill with my own projects. So first thing I...

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Speedpaint and new Art Journal Pages

Speedpaint video + a little about gouache Last week I painted this floral pattern painting above. It was a wonderful, colorful and relaxing process that I wanted to share with you in this speedpaint. At the same time I was writing an article on gouache. I figured, why...

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Illustration Friday: Resist

Illustration Friday contribution Finally I had time to sit down and do another illustration for Illustration Friday! I've missed doing that and it's been a fab day working in between chores and errands. But the illustration is there. This week's theme was "Resist". I...

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Color wheel and meeting my unknown sister

The unknown sister Last Monday something VERY exciting happened. For the first time I met one of my YouTube followers in real life! Caroline visited our country and proposed to meet...which we did! We and our husbands spent an unexpected marvelous afternoon in the...

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New Color My Page Challenge + format review

Big Color My Page Challenge news!!! Hi everyone! It's been a bit quiet on my blog, but I've been brooding and producing...I have a new online art class coming up (news and sign up at the end of this week!!!) and I've reconstructed the Color My Page Art Challenge a...

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Life Book 2017 Sneak Preview

Life Book Sneak Preview Life Book 2017 has started!!! I checked out the first two lessons and it promises to be a good, very good year!!! I'm teaching two lessons in this wonderful year-long art journaling course...the bonus lesson I'll keep secret for now, but my...

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My art is universal and flows from my journals. My journals are personal.

“What’s wrong with being personal anyway? Whatever else anything is, it ought to begin by being personal.”

– Meg Ryan in “You’ve got Mail”


David Bowie on expression: “There, in the chords and melodies, is everything I want to say. The words just jolly it along. It’s always been my way of expressing what for me is inexpressible by any other means.”