• Art,  Art Journaling,  Leather Working and Chip Art

    Chip Art Tools for Sale

    Have you heard of Chip Art? Some of you have and know that I used to teach with these amazing tools. They hadn’t quite been released when I met Melody Ross. A mutual friend introduced us. The tools are absolutely amazing. I’ve taught with them and then my husband and I opened a store to sell Chip Art items. I have a small inventory of these wonderful tools for purchase and I’d love to share a little more about the versatility of the tools. Chip Art tools can be used on chipboard, books, leather, pressed into clay and more. It’s amazing. See below some images of what you can make…

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    Brave Girl Art ~ Displaying Truth

    While at the Brave Girl Symposium I had an opportunity to create some ‘Truth Tags’ and thought I’d share them with you. Having reminders of light and love throughout the house can be uplifting. I taped my tags together to create a little accordion formation that stands.  You can create your own truth tags with any surface including paper, cardboard, chipboard, etc. Stamp or cut out words and images that speak to you. Color, paint, and decorate your tags.  Remember, you are loved. Warmest creative wishes,

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    Wearing Words of Encouragement

    As some of you know, our girl and I took a road trip to Montana. We planned a stop in Boise, Idaho for a few days to be a part of the Brave Girl Symposium and then we planned on heading up through Northern Montana to Glacier National Park and on into Canada before getting her settled for school in Bozeman, MT. Well, plans changed due to fires but our time in Idaho had moments of fun and friendship. It wasn’t without it’s own challenges with some health issues but we did have some fun moments and I was able to see old friends and meet new ones. Abigail and…

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    An Altered Walking Stick and a Brave Walk

    It takes bravery to show up, to participate in life, to invest in others and put yourself out there allowing your heart to be vulnerable. It takes courage to go out into the world, to make your mark and walk the path you were made for. As Nike says, ‘Just Do It’ but that’s easier said than done. However, that’s where the treasure lies. I know I’ve shared about Melody Ross’ course called “The Walk”. It’s a great one. You can check out more HERE. In a couple, weeks, we head to the Brave Girl Symposium in Idaho for a few days, then up to Glacier National Park, up to…

  • Art Journaling,  Faith,  Life,  Mixed Media,  Sketching,  Uncategorized

    The Real You – In Art

    While I’ve been healing, I’ve been going through Melody Ross’ course called The Walk. It has been amazing to help walk through some things that might get us stuck in life or to creatively put truth down on paper so that you can be reminded of what to listen to . . . the Truth. We all need that reminder sometimes. I’ve spent some time drawing, sketching, etc. while also pondering. One of the exercises is to journal what we know about ourselves. See images below of my page which folds out of a book that Melody encourages us to create. There are maps which help us walk through things…

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    The Walk – A Special Journey and Course

    On The Walk of life it really does make a difference what paths we choose, what we take with us, what we leave behind, who we take with us, what we tell ourselves as we travel and more. I’ve been off for about three weeks with some foot surgery and my time is wrapping up before I head back to work. I haven’t fully recuperated but enough to go back to work. After healing for a couple weeks, I chose to go through Melody Ross’ course, ‘The Walk.’ I had gone through the videos before which are awesome but didn’t take the time to do the course work. It’s one…

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    Soul Words ~ A Quick Healthy Soul Exercise

    Working full-time I realize I need to get some Soul Nourishment in before my day starts because once I get to work it’s 0 – 60 in no time flat. My day gets going at a busy pace so making sure I take a break some days is a necessity. That brings me to a soul nourishing exercise that is quick, easy and refreshing. The Exercise: In the image below I’ve listed some soul words. Simply take a planner (your current one or an old one), journal, or even a sheet of paper and say the word out loud. Write the word on your paper and then ponder what that…

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    Amazing Brave Girl Soul Restoration Course Coming Your Way

    Hello dear ones, On this Labor Day, I’d like to share something near to my heart.  Speaking of labor, life can be hard at times.  It can be painful (a different kind of labor) but it can also be victorious. Some of you know about Brave Girl Soul Restoration and some of you don’t.  I wanted to take a minute to share as this week the revised Soul Restoration course will be released on-line at Brave Girl University.  I had the blessing many years ago to be a part of a beginning of the Brave Girl movement.  I went to the second camp and there Melody shared with us about our ‘soul…

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    National Scrapbook Day Wrap Up and Giveaway

    Some of you probably celebrated the crafters holiday; National Scrapbook Day on May 7th. I hope it was filled with craft, art, color and friends.  I spent the day with a lovely group of ladies. I worked on some mixed media projects, shared some Fiskars love and I did my ‘Brave Girl’ make and take once again to introduce participants to the wonderful wOrleans of Brave Girl University. It was a blast. Check out the photos of the day as well as a little birthday celebration in the evening. I’d like to giveaway a kit to make your own little Brave Girl’ complete with a couple of vintage paper dolls, a sheet of cute paper doll…