Posts Tagged "art journal"

Taking the grumpy wumpus by the horns

Taking the grumpy wumpus by the horns

Are you in a grumpy mood? Feeling down? Feeling insignificant? I’ve had a rough week of that. It seems like everything I’ve planned on this week has fallen apart, and I haven’t had the strength to do much more than mope. When I’m in these moods, I tend to hide away and just be… blah. Not a great choice, but I hate subjecting others to my moods. So today, something...

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You are an artist… even if you can’t draw a straight line

You are an artist… even if you can’t draw a straight line

One of the things I hear all the time from people when I talk about my art journal journey is “well, I’m not an artist.” Time to call out that lie! Okay, so maybe you think you aren’t an artist. I get that. I bought into that lie for a long time, and even got rid of some of my art because it “wasn’t good.” I can’t draw to save my life, and if you...

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New Year, Better Me!

New Year, Better Me!

Happy New Year!! I was looking at one of the ad campaigns we’re supporting for work called New Year, New You. Now, no offense to the folks who came up with that idea, but the more I’ve thought about it, the more I don’t like that idea. For the most part, I like who I am. I don’t want to find a new me, I just want a better me. Which I think is the whole point of New...

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Deepening the Psalms through Art Journaling

Deepening the Psalms through Art Journaling

My art journal journey has been really great for me- but because I am not an “artist,” I don’t always have clever ideas about what to do. Last night’s Advent Bible reading had us read Psalm 6. Now, I’ve read the Psalms a hundred bazillion times. Okay, maybe not literally, since I don’t even know how much a hundred bazillion is. But it’s a lot. However, as...

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Lesson in Writing Productivity

Lesson in Writing Productivity

This is my (I think) 8th year of doing and finishing NaNoWriMo. I ended with just over 62,000 words, plus I also wrote a proposal and sample chapters that didn’t get counted in this number. Some of my friends get freaked out over those numbers. I will say that this has been my most productive word count writing month ever- I probably wrote somewhere around 90K. I’m not saying this to...

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