Building Character: Journal 52

Another week, another adventure!  I am participating in Chelle Stein’s Journal 52 project on Facebook.  Each week a different prompt is given and each participant creates an art journal page that corresponds with the prompt.  So much beautiful work is … Continue reading

He’s A Sophisticat: Journal 52

What makes you smile?  Have you stopped to consider that question?  For me, living in a city that has a vibrant arts scene, strong community and urban landscape (Omaha, Nebraska) makes me smile.  Animals make me smile as well, especially … Continue reading

Wow! I Have Gone International! Published in the UK’s Creative Mental Health Guide

Hello friends,   I recently submitted my poem, “Enough of Depression”, to the Creative Mental Health Guide.  Published by Creative Mental Health UK, the  bi monthly e-magazine that publishes art work, poetry and anything creative that aids good mental health. … Continue reading

Journal 52: Somewhere, Simply

Open your heart and somewhere becomes the world.   The journey continues in the Journal52.com project.  The prompt for Week 2 was Somewhere, Simply.  As I constructed the page, I began thinking about how simple acts of kind connect people … Continue reading

Draw Them. . .The Journal 52 Project

When color leads the way, the soul cannot protest.  This thought kept playing through my mind as I made my cover for the journal 52 project.  An artist friend of mine told me about the project and encouraged me to … Continue reading

Just Drunk Talk: Surviving & Thriving After Domestic Violence

Recently, I decided to lend my voice to the efforts to curb domestic violence.  The choice to tell my TRUTH, not my “story” (as though you or I lived fiction) in a public forum versus merely in conversation with friends … Continue reading

Guest Post: Shooting My Messengers by Shan Watts

Today, I’m happy to welcome my friend, Shan Watts from joyandresonance.com to The Creative Soulista.  With no further ado, Shan Watts:   It was a hot day.  Just the type of day you’d expect for the second day of Summer.  … Continue reading

Ashes To Everything: Grief, Guilt & Love

I chose water today.  Brass, water, Japanese characters on a bowl in which calcium and carbon will reside.   It is time to move Mom from the patriotic priority shipping box to something more decorative and dignified.  Guilt plants doubts … Continue reading

Bliss Point and Art – How Do You Find Yours?

Hello friends!  It has been awhile since I’ve posted, but I have good reasons!  I have been prepping work for a batch of back to back shows.  I am at my best when I’m creating and these shows have empowered … Continue reading

FLUTTER BY. . .Panic and the Power of Anyway

FLUTTER BY. . . Flutter by Red wings of courage flutter by Calm my fluttering heart soothe my shallow breath Flutter by Red Wings of courage flutter by Soothe the trembling of my hands, my legs, my eyes and my … Continue reading