I've been really struggling with the "inner critic" lately.  As a result, my desire to create has been relatively low.  I haven't been in love with anything that I have created this week.  As a matter of fact I found myself looking at finished pieces and thinking to myself, this is just not good enough.

I know that I am not alone.  Everyone gets a visit from the unwelcome inner critic from time to time. If we are not careful, we can really allow this creativity killer to really get us down.  This morning I woke up determined to get my groove back so, I pulled out my art journal.  I decided that I was going to create something, anything to get myself out of the rut that had been weighing me down.  This art journal page is the result of a very healing art journal session.

I feel like the message from this figure comes directly from my ancestors.  I look to them often for guidance and strength.  I am grateful for the gift of art.  It has great power.   I have to keep pushing forward and create.  And, now that I know that the moon still rises, I can do just that.

Be blessed,

LIFE BOOK 2018!!!

Hello everyone!

Fantastic news! Life Book 2018 is now open for registration! I'm so excited to be part of this amazing year long course. I can't wait to share my lessons with you! :)

I know many of you already know what Life Book  is all about, so if you can't wait to sign up, make sure to click here to get your seat! See you there! :) Oh PS. Be sure to use this coupon code to get your 20% off early bird price!! (valid until end of December 2017): LOVEBOMB2018 


Whatever is on your heart will show up in your art. Thinking about everyone who has been effected by hurricanes and other natural disasters over the last few weeks. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


I believe that the world would be a totally different place if we could learn to see beyond the obvious. If you look deep enough, see hearts and souls, you'll realize that we are all the same.  Peace and blessings


Photo by Pierrot Men


Happy Monday everyone! It's time to announce the winner of the the GIVEAWAY to Life Book 2018!  First, I want to thank you all for participating and sharing your reasons why you would like to be apart of Life Book. I enjoyed reading all of your comments. So, without and further ado, the winner is......




Hello everyone!  I hope that everyone is having a great productive week.  I've been able to keep myself busy here in the studio with a few creative projects.  In addition to the larger paintings that are in progress, I've been working on smaller paintings on paper.  Working on paper has given me the opportunity to play around.  I've been experimenting with my Neocolor  crayons, gelatos and oil pastels.

 I'm also working on adding more collage elements to my paintings.  

Here is the finished piece.  It's entitled "Connected".  I added glitter to their gowns and headpieces for sparkle.

This is a detailed look at another painting that I finished this week.  I love how her skin looks, very layered and textured. I used some collage papers on her as well. It makes for some very interesting contrast and depth.  I've incorporated lots of glitter on this piece as well.  I love glitter!

And, here is the finished piece!   

What have you created this week?  I'd love to hear all about it.  

Have a great day,

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