New Creative Journaling Workshops Scheduled!

Whew! It’s been a while, but we’ve finally got a fresh new schedule for our FREE creative art journaling workshopping at It’s a Grind in Laguna Hills. We’ll be gathering on Sunday afternoons, now, the second Sunday of the month for the foreseeable future. Here is precise information on the next event: June 13 It’s…

Playing with the Fairies

Not everything you put in a journal turns out exactly like you imagined it. Proof: the above page titled “A Flock of Fairies.” I like the background just fine: I dripped walnut ink down from the top of the page, and since I thought it looked like trees I added green watercolor, which made the…

Workshop Note

It doesn’t look like there were be a creative journaling workshop in Laguna Hills this coming Monday. The hours of the coffee shop have changed, and my contact person there hasn’t returned any of my emails, so I don’t know about rescheduling yet. If you’re interested in attending future workshops, please leave a comment here…

Color Comfort

I don’t recall being particularly fond of coloring as a child. I do know, though, that by the time I was a teenager I had discovered a few lovely, over-sized coloring books filled with fine, white paper and detailed designs clearly not intended for the under-10-and-crayons set. These intricate pictures required the finely honed point…

We’re All Winners

But the prize has to go to someone! That’s right, today is the culmination of Lisa Swifka’s grand Magic Carpet Ride of a blog event, One World One Heart. I hope everyone has had as much fun as I’ve had the past few weeks, traveling the blogosphere and discovering new online treasures. I know I’ve…

My Journal is Not a Diary

I’m on to the next journal already. Here’s a little video I put together showing how the first page came together: The One World One Heart web event ends tomorrow! Entries for my drawing must be received by 3 pm PST in order to be eligible. We’re going to enjoy the warm weather with a…

Word Painting

This is my favorite page from my gothic arch journal (titled “Word Painting” after the cover page now). I don’t know why it’s my favorite, except perhaps that I like peacocks, and I like the color combination. My favorite image is actually the bird-headed woman here: Besides being the most daring I’ve gotten with collage,…