San Miguel de Allende (Part Two)

In my last post, I wrote about the town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. I spent a week there at an art journaling workshop led by the incredible Orly Avineri and organized by Rebecca Brooks. This time, I’d like to tell you a little bit more about the workshop itself. Orly is a remarkable…

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San Miguel de Allende (Part One)

Words fail me. I just spent a week at an art journaling retreat in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico which was led by the remarkable Orly Avineri and organized by the lovely Rebecca Brooks (part two will be about the workshop). I’m not quite sure that words will adequately convey the journey I experienced. If…

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Art Wishes and San Miguel Dreams

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ~ Mary Oliver I received a newsletter in December from my favorite art journaling teacher Orly Avineri. In it, she listed all the workshops she would be teaching for the entire coming year. Orly is a fantastically magnetic artist…

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21 Secrets Conversations ~ The Interview

I was completely surprised and honored last year when Connie Hozvicka of Dirty Footprints Studio asked me to be a contributing teacher in her online art journaling workshop 21 Secrets. I was equally surprised and honored when she asked if she could interview me for her blog series 21 Secrets Conversations. It was such a…

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Upcoming Art Journaling Workshop

My next Soulidarity Art Journaling workshop is on Saturday, November 8 here in San Clemente, CA. Here’s the link to sign up.  

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The Sun, The Moon And Heart Friends

Last night I led another art journaling workshop. It was the first time I’ve taught a workshop that was filled with nothing but my really good friends. It just sort of worked out that way but it made the evening feel kind of cozy, like a blanket of familiarity. We all know each other so…

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What Is Art Journaling?

It’s been about a year and a half now that I’ve been teaching art journaling workshops and I have to tell you that it has been the most rewarding journey I have ever been on. The reason that I love teaching art journaling (as opposed to a painting or drawing class) is because art journaling…

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The Power and Magic of Art

I spent last weekend in my hometown of Barstow, CA teaching two art journaling workshops. Most of the people that attended had never tried art journaling before and I don’t think they knew what to expect. The spirit and the energy and the openness was so powerful during those two days that it touched my…

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Working, Learning, Challenging Myself

  I am knee deep in preparing the content for my online art journaling workshop with 21 Secrets. I wrote about it here if you’re interested in learning more. And the link to sign up is here. I have to admit, this has been a HUGE challenge because I have never taught an online workshop…

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If Walls Could Talk

I attended a two-day workshop this last weekend taught by the incomparable Orly Avineri and Seth Apter. It was art journaling and book-making and the theme was “If Walls Could Talk”. We examined walls in their literal form and in their figurative form. We discussed how walls shut things out and secured things in. Walls…

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