Found Word Poems

Can't  deny - I'm pretty excited about this creation! Empower Arts Magazine promotes healing and mental health through art.  Art is something that has kept me sane my entire life, so I'm particularly fond of that message.  On their Instagram feed (@empower_arts - I highly recommend checking them out!) this week, they have been talking … Continue reading Found Word Poems


@herlandstory on Instagram is hosting a look at different Greek Goddesses for 10 weeks. I'm jumping in on week 3, which is Aphrodite.  If you want to take a look or join the fun, visit @herlandstory on Insta for all the details. Many of the entries are art journals or paintings and such.  However.......I'm going … Continue reading Aphrodite

Elemental Magic

I don't think there's a profound message behind this piece. Just a little something that tickled my fancy.  And admittedly.....watercolor isn't a medium I'm fluent in, seemed the best suited to the look I was trying to achieve - the look of a stack of old, aged rock with symbols someone (unknown) carved into … Continue reading Elemental Magic


How many times have you been told to just breathe. How many times have you told someone else that? It's one of the most commonly given pieces of advice, yet, have you ever really thought about and observed yourself breathe? Do you breathe deeply and evenly? Do you breathe shallow? Do you notice the difference … Continue reading Breathe…

Patience is a Virtue….Right?

You've seen the original Mummy movie, right? They are in the museum and Rachel Weiss's character is figuring out that the descriptions of where the black & gold books are buried are mixed up. Everyone is telling her to hurry and she says, "Patience is a virtue." in a sing-song voice. Brendan Fraser's character says, … Continue reading Patience is a Virtue….Right?

The Fear Monster

  Hi everyone! Do you art journal? I've picked mine back up lately. I had stepped away for a while. I've been really ill lately - I have ulcerative colitis and have been really fortunate that it is normally well controlled. However, a horrendous dentist appointment in mid-May set off a flare of epic proportions. … Continue reading The Fear Monster

Blog Revamp

Hi all!  So.........I've discovered that I'm really not so good at blogging, but I am feeling a desire to do more with the blog.  So here's what I'm planning.... I post quite a bit on Instagram (I prefer that to FB, but...).  However, the platform is limited for words and is designed for images.  So.... … Continue reading Blog Revamp