Love yourself firts

Creativity starts with self-care

In order to bring creativity to projects undertaken for others I foster my own creativity through the practice of arts journaling and I share some of my work with our creative soul-searchers through mail art. 

Art Journaling

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Secret Identity

Another page for the A Layer a Day group on Facebook. This week’s theme was “secret identity” or that identity which we hide from the rest of the world. I
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Me in many hats

I wear many hats (mixed media)

The question was “How do you identify yourself on first introduction”? My mixed media response is, “I wear many hats”. Like many people, how I introduce myself varies situationally so
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butterfly balloon lady

2020 Closure

I just wanted to float away from this year when I started to think about the topic of “closure”. Like many others around the planet, it has been a year
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Rainbow Warrior

This quickie page was themed on the idea of a personal rainbow. I started with black gesso and later scrubbed on white and blue paint with a baby wipe. The
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Red is a Joker Colour

I don’t really have a colour I “hate” but red is just so loud and bossy. It screams in bold caps and demands to be the star of every show.
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Colour I love!

I Love Purple

I absolutely do love the colour purple. Layer 1 Lindy’s magicals over gesso. Perhaps it is because it was the compromise colour in my childhood. I wanted to wear pink
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Blue Moon

Blue Moon

I sometimes like to work on black gesso pages. This page was inspired by a T shirt design that I saw someone wearing in a photo right after I heard
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Just a tree


More explorations on the “roots” theme. I stayed with negative space painting for this page, beginning with using a collaged base, coloured with inks. I then over-painted with acrylics and
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Journeys on the Night Train

Another experiment in negative painting. I was inspired by dream journeys where I am on a train and see scenes of places I have visited or lived in or simply
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This weeks topic was “Gifts from our Roots”.  I was musing on the mixed blessings and curses from my own roots when I thought about the Persephone myth, one that
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Build and Bloom

This week I reclaimed a page by using black gesso on it and did an organic and inorganic pair of riffs on the spiral form. Began with black gesso Added
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New Wants Art Journal Page

New Wants

After decluttering and organizing this month thoughts turned to just why it is that we accumulate all this stuff. With mind like a butterfly, the new, shiny does appeal.
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2019 art journal closed

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