Colour blast of Purple

I recently sent off my third colour blast journal, Purple! Colour Blast is a collaborative art journaling project where each artist has a different colour that we each create pages in. This one took me a bit longer to create, as I was crazy busy with Uni. Purple was one of my favorite colours as…

Daily Moleskine

One of my personal projects this year is documenting my life through art. The #mydayarted movement was started by Jules, who created a beautiful journal last year. I joined the bandwagon for 2017 with a small, hardbound Moleskine daily journal. Check out my entries for January below.

Colour Blast: Mint

I was asked late last year to join a world-wide colour journal collaboration. I just completed mint in the Colour Blast 2017 collaboration. I thought I would have a lot of problems with completing the pages but I realized I actually have a lot of minty blueish colours in my scrap collection.     Check out my…

Season of Giving

December was a tough month for me mentally. It was my first time not celebrating Christmas at my parents. On top of that, I had a bunch of papers to write (in the English Uni system finals are for about a month after classes end, so you often end up studying or writing over Christmas…

Colour Blast 2017! Red edition

One of my new year’s resolutions is to work on more collaborative projects. I was lucky enough to be asked to be part of this year’s colour journal project. And yes, I am using the British spelling since the project is run by a few U.K. artists and I live in London. There are seven of…

Tropical Jungle Zine

I had the opportunity to collaborate on another zine in the fall, this time with the wonderful Zine Squad run by the lovely Jules, Vanessa and Katie. Each zine is one-of-a-kind and made for another artist in the Get Messy Art Journal community. This zine was made for Melody and was Jungle themed. Jules created…

The Year of Creation

Another year, another resolution blog post. 2016 was the year I started making art on a regular basis, joined Get Messy, moved to another country, paid off my credit cards, and started grad school. Not so great things included quitting a really great job, saying goodbye to friends, getting a student loan for said grad…

Adventure zine!

I had the opportunity to collaborate on a wonderful zine with three other artists from the Get Messy art community: Torrie, Lynda and Jenny Our theme was adventure, which was appropriate as I was about to embark on my own adventure in London when I made my pages. I hope you enjoy it! If you…

Below the Arch

On cobbled stone A metallic gleam of bubble rose from my smiling face and covered for a second the four rearing horses of ancient kings before bursting flat like the bombs that had leveled this square 70 years before.

Leafing through a book

This poem was originally written on 7/02/2007 The softly falling gently gliding pages that fall from my hands. Eyes that glimpse mere words that mean nothing yet something as they fall away before I can fully grasp them. I smell dust and mold and a newness of the press but I cannot fully know that which…

The Birthday Cake

She had already burnt the cake twice. He would be here in an hour and she had yet to make the perfect birthday cake. The doorbell rang. Guests were arriving. She struggled to whip the cake batter once more. Everyone was there when he arrived, cheers and hugs and tears. They all sat down to…

What I read

Every four to six months I like to reevaluate what news sources I read on a regular or semi-regular basis. As a journalist and creative writer, I am always reading. Not nearly as much as I’d like, but a big part of my day is spent consuming content. Most of it is news- either from…