Creating Wonder: finding your one word

Welcome! If you have come over from a beautiful life, thank you so much for joining me here.  I hope you will be inspired to take a journey of discovery. If you have found us accidentally or are a creative faith follower and would like to read the ABL post that I wrote, you can…

When opposition is used to great effect

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 3: OPPOSITE   I cannot lie…. Today’s prompt kinda threw me for a loop.  I had this picture of a beautiful peacock plume in my head after yesterday’s fluid experience.  I planned and schemed how I would make that beautifully moving color into a majestic bird using various mixed media…

Four Fluid Colors to make your page pop!

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 2: FLUID Getting back into the groove after a lengthy vacation can be difficult. Germany was awesome, but I so missed my studio and being able to play with a variety of supplies.  Today’s prompt makes filling the page easy – and beautiful!  I recently watched a tutorial on using…

5 flowers blooming in my garden right now

Spring You can smell it in the air Tiny green buds appear on each branch of every tree along my walk – evidence that a blooming is about to take place. Yet I find myself impatient. As much as I love those first signs of spring, the green that begins to break through the ground and…

Make Your Mark: Finding Your Creative Voice and a random act of art

  Mark making is an integral part of a mixed-media painting. Without it, the colors are simply that…color. No interest beyond the initial image. No texture. Nothing to make the viewer look closer at what is beyond the surface.  This concept transfers remarkably well into how we present our faith and beliefs to those around…

3r’S DIY journal

Art journaling is one of my recent passions. I just love the simple act of creating every day. Think of it like a diary, a place where you can pour out your heart and soul. Where you can put onto a page some of the things you simply can’t form into words. I’ve created pages…

THIS IS WAR! Taking Your War Room on the Road

  video at the bottom -enjoy! For me, Morning Prayer time has a way of morphing into something it shouldn’t be: a long list of what I have to do that day. I like to focus on prayer first thing because if I don’t the day takes over, and before I know it I am…

Finishing your flag: embellishments and beyond

I’m terribly sorry about yesterday’s video not being available. Sometimes LIFE happens, you know what I mean? We are on the final day of creating our prayer/intention flags. Up to now we have painted, papered, sewn and pondered intentions. Today we will add the finishing touches. You know, those pieces that just make it stand…

Day 3: Integrating Fabric into your project

As we progress through building our prayer/intention flags, one has to wonder…is there anything you can’t do? I’m sure there is a yes answer in there somewhere, but not when it comes to fabric. Materials of all sorts have been added to a multitude of projects, and for various reasons. I absolutely love to add…

Creating Reminders of love

When I consider what Christmas is all about, what all of the running around and stressing out over gifts, and food, and lost time, I realize when it comes down to the nitty gritty – it’s all about LOVE. It began with the unconditional and sacrificial love of God and continued into what we “practice”…