Art Journaling Process – Chrysalis

It all starts pretty simple. I don’t know at at this point what I’m going to make, or what message I am sending myself with this page. I just look through my collection of clipped images and pick one that speaks to me at the moment. And one that complements the pre-painted background in my…

Hard Climb

I. Part of California’s Transverse Ranges, the Tehachapi Mountains of Kern and Los Angeles counties cut an east-to-west divide between the fertile San Joaquin Valley to the north and the inhospitable Mojave Desert to the south. Cresting between 4,000 and 8,000 feet, they connect to the mighty Sierra Nevada to the east, and to the…

New Year, New Journal, New Goals

Of course it’s natural at the start of a new year to set goals for yourself, and since I was also starting a fresh art journal, I thought it was appropriate to outline a few goals for myself for my journaling practice. It has become a regular part of my regular routine, and though I…

Some Thoughts About Art Journaling

Some art journaling techniques that I use regularly: 1. I like to pre-paint all the pages when I start a new book, usually with watercolor washes. Yes, this does limit my color choices for each page when I come to it, but it also eliminates Blank Page Syndrome*—there’s always something to work with when I’m…

Upcoming Workshop

Join me for a free creative journaling workshop on Sunday, September 12th! We’ll be trying out some image transfer techniques, including the two demonstrated on this page: All materials will be provided, except for your own art journal. Click here for more details!

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Under the Dreaming Tree

While I’d like to say I have been super-creatively-productive while away from my blog, I must confess that my journeys into both journaling and photography have been much curtailed over the past few months. I have been focusing very hard on finishing the first draft of a novel, which is monumental, yes, but the creative…