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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

Just a tree

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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Persephone

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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Organize

Organize  Organizing is such a mountain to climb and if you live in a small space it is all about finding little storage spaces.
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mandala image L Rogers

Structure

This week’s journal page was about de-cluttering and organizing art-space and arts practice. I started with a compass and protractor to give structure to a hand drawn mandala. Then I
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alad life patterns spreads

Life Patterns

Life Patterns These two spreads were created in the latter two weeks of August 2020.  The left hand panel is a long view of life patterns and the panel on
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Worker Bee

Worker Bee

Thinking in the month of August 2020 about patterns. I tend to be a workaholic, get stuck in a rut and also typecast as a “worker bee” by others. Seeing
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Spiral

Spiral

The prompt this week was to pick the first shape that came into our heads. I chose a spiral and creating it in water I dropped Lindy’s magical pigment powder
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Sea Me

Sea Me

I did two separate opposing journal pages on the theme of “Sea Me”. On the right, there’s a lot going on under the surface but on the left there is
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Strengths

Strengths

The threads of strengths can be broken individually but not when they are woven together.
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2019 art journal closed

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