Changing My Approach to Art Journaling

For the past two years I have had the same approach to art journaling: participate in as many challenges and create as much as possible. That’s worked well for me and I have developed a lot in my style and my ability to create quickly. But towards the second half of 2018, art journaling started …

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How to Create a Travel Journal Kit in 5 Steps

One of my favorite ways to art journal is creating travel journals. I’ve made everything from complex scrapbooks, to simple one-page zines, to using my Traveler’s Notebook to document a week-long trip. Not only is it a good way to reflect on the day and what I’ve seen, but it’s a great way to look …

52 Self Portraits

At the start of January I embarked on another journey of self-discovery, using Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd's self portrait class. It's a series of prompts to take one photo a week and represented your self. Unfortunately the class is no longer available to purchase. Like all of Vanessa's classes, it's developed its own meaning and become so …

Urban Nature

I have always lived in cities where there shouldn't be cities: Phoenix, Washington, D.C., Madrid. Deserts and swamps, drought and blizzards. Perhaps I am drawn to the conflict of taming nature, of wanting to be both in nature and a city. I have recently started collecting indoor plants, in an attempt to make the white …

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 …