Tag Archives: drawing

Into the Forest

When I was in my early twenties, now nearly twenty years ago, I embarked on a journey of healing and transformation. I knew it was a journey that for all intensive purposes was do or die (or at least do … Continue reading

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Connecting: The Journey Inward Mirrored Outwardly

I blog for several reasons.  Among the strongest pulls towards the blogging culture is connecting with others like me.  With that in mind, I love doing challenges.  Not only do they stretch me, but they introduce me to new, wonderful … Continue reading

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Journal Keeping: Something old, Something new

About the same time that I had my first real crush on a boy, I learned about writing in journals.  Looking back, I still feel sorry for Mrs. Lyons, my eighth grade English teacher, because just about every entry she … Continue reading

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Curve Ball

Well, the 15th has come and gone, and yet, no drawing.  Life has other plans for me.  On the 15th when I had planned to gather up all the entries for the give-aways, put them in a hat, and draw … Continue reading

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Power Blogging

Last night I got a wild hair and decided to do a bit of power blogging to wrap up the last week of the first year since I created Art of Collecting Yourself.  I wasn’t sure a year ago that … Continue reading

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Labyrinth Touch Drawing

At the beginning of the year, I invested in some material from Deborah Koff-Chapin, the artist who developed the touch drawing technique.  I began playing with touch drawing right away.  The results and process were exhilarating.  Eventually I incorporated additional … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Creativity

Several years ago as I was working at the Art Museum of South Texas, I paired up with artist Kay Thomas to teach a weekend workshop for teachers out for Summer break.  The workshop consisted of an art element and a … Continue reading

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