Monday, January 28, 2013

new piece: hippy valentines day

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etsy added w/love:

reviews + dear emails have been coming in
about reader's responses to the book
"all i did was listen"...
(can find book here for yourself and/or as a 
valentines gift! :

here are a few reviews, if you've been curious
about buying one, + if you already have a book
+ wouldn't mind gifting me with an additional review
at the link directly below, that would be lovely!

thank you, dearly, xo

Monday, January 21, 2013

valentines on my mind

preparing my heart
for the language of a valentine

these + more available as both prints + cards
etsy added with love

if you'd like a lil' window into my presentation at the art store "wet paint" last week,
my facebook page has an album of photos

here is a personal story behind my book writing that i'd love to share with you
over at mindy's blog

Monday, January 14, 2013


"what does being smart mean?"
was asked at a children's sermon
+ one of the children responded
"being true of yourself"
+ i took in a whoosh of breath
+ learned from this dear littlebig teacher.
KID t-shirt, print + cards, etsy added w/love:
other bits o news:
i'll be speaking here this week:
transformative art journaling workshop is now available for sign-up here:
find article i've written for us all about resting here:

Friday, January 11, 2013

available now! transformative art journaling workshop.

now available for registration!

here is the description of the workshop i'll be offering there:

transformative art journaling
this psychologist + art playgroundist will guide you through identifying messages within of fear + trembliness + transforming them into artful af´Čürmations in your journals. come see how the beauty within is truly astounding ~ even, + maybe especially, out of the hidden + painful places.

and! there are many more fabulous art journaling workshops offered alongside!
come see at 21 secrets!

Monday, January 7, 2013

my word for 2013

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my word for 2013

this word found me.
this year my word references what i am

i am a lil' tired from a lot of making,
blissfully so.
so i simply open up my palms
for renewal.
(etsy added w/love

Friday, January 4, 2013

listening to you

the first lovely artist is maryann mckeating

Mary Ann is a self-taught artist and licensed speech-language pathologist, who finds inspiration in just about anything and everything around her. In addition to making art, Mary Ann loves yoga, gardening, antiquing/junking, exploring, working with her speech students and following her bliss whenever at all possible.  She resides in the middle of cornfields and woods with her very supportive husband and kitty tribe in southern WI. 

she can be found at:


the next lovely artist is mary nassar

Mary is a painter and art educator living in the Greater St. Louis Area. She loves creating mixed-media paintings layered with maps and geologic drawings.
This work was inspired by her experiences taking walks and hikes outside, listening and reconnecting with nature.  

she can be found at:

(if you would like your art/photography referencing listening here, please email me with 1-2 attachments, your links + short bio to