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preparing my journal…

“I fall in love everyday with ideas and sensations…” ~ Atticus   Creating my journal from cover to cover is a lot more involved than I thought it would be. It sure makes me appreciate how convenient my calendar journal

when faced with a blank cover, look inside yourself…

Sometimes, your true journey begins on the inside…   This week I’ve been working on the cover of my Mindful Journal. When I first sat down at my table and faced the blank cover, I was overwhelmed by the emptiness…the

new year … new journal …

  The pages afforded glimpses into my soul where I’d hidden it, behind masks of paper and ink. ― Rachel L. Schade   Woohoo!! I finished my 2016 mindful journal today, and I’m feeling energized and ready to start my

making time…

The hardest part of keeping a mindful journal for me is working in it regularly. No big surprise there. It’s always on my mind with intention…to journal every day (at least a little), to do weekly collages on the weekend,

stencils and brushes and paints, oh my…

Every so often, I take my journal and supplies and go to my friend Sandra’s for a day (or mini) retreat to journal and collage.  We spread out our supplies and let our creativity run wild.  At a recent mini-retreat we decided to spend some time and

when the words won’t come…

It’s one of those weeks when writing in my journal doesn’t come easy…so frustrating. The words just won’t come. I get hung-up thinking that I have to write profoundly and that every sentence has to be meaningful. And I think