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Art, Heart & Healing

Art, Heart & Healing – This class is a FREE online class, open for registration indefinitely! You will learn a variety of mixed media techniques and get acquainted with some art healing exercises on the way!¬† ūüôā You can sign up to the group OVER HERE, and you can download the welcome pack and supply list. The course started on 18th October 2010, almost 1500 people have joined it since then and it is continuing to run FOREVER! Come join now! ūüôā Course Leader: Tam

Tam is one of the sweetest people I have met in the art community.  A JOY!



Congratulations to Roz Green, her wonderful Superwoman is our new group icon for ‚ÄúArt Journal Pages & More‚ÄĚ on Motley Soul Mixed-Media Art

A message from Janet B. to all members of Art Journal Pages and More on Motley Soul Mixed-Media Art!
‚ÄúCongratulations to Roz Green, her wonderful superwoman is our new group icon, unfortunately I had to crop the page to make it fit the square icon. Be sure to visit Roz‚Äôs photo album to see the full-page spread.‚ÄĚ Janet B.

Thank you Janet B. for using my page as the group icon!¬† What a wonderful surprise and confidence booster ūüôā¬† I am truly honored.¬†

About Motley Soul

Motley Soul is a group for Mixed Media artists ranging from beginner and advanced.¬† Mika is the owner of this group and offers workshops, tutorials, free groups to join like Janet‚Äôs group and its growing.¬† I am presently taking the Face 2 Face workshop but others are offered as well.¬†¬†To see Mika’s beautiful artwork please visit her wordpress page here: Mika Mixed Media

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Janet B. is also a member and group creator within Motley Soul who offers tutorials on Journals and offers tips on how she creates handmade books, altered books, and her own art journals.  One of her current art challenges offered is Alphabet Adventure.  Be sure to pop over to her page when you visit Motley Soul.  You can visit Janet B.s blogs/pages here: 

Visit Motley Soul and be sure to check out all that is offered in this supportive space to learn something new, offer some knowledge/tips and meet like-minded artists from all over the world.  I hope to see you there!


Making time to make art

Face Exercise from class

Practice makes perfect, but i am not there yet!

I titled this “making time to make art” but maybe I should have called it, ¬†“Take the time to make your art better”.¬† Yeah, that should have been the title but¬†since I have already titled it, let me say what I have to say and move on.¬† No more being slow, tired or just plain ole’ overwhelmed.

I have decided to add times to my calendar so that I can get my practice time in for my Face 2 Face workshop.¬† Thank goodness I am not sitting in a “physical” class, boy would i be in trouble and asleep.¬† I worked 12 hours today…yep, 12 hours.¬† What has the world come to?¬† What have I come to?¬† Oh well, the day is almost over and there surely is no need to cry over spilled milk.

The dates I have chosen are Sunday, Tuesdays, Thursdays are my practice days (even thought I want to jump ahead and PAINT something).¬† Funny that I want to paint so badly when i¬†have been resisting it for so long…lol¬† Wow, isn’t¬†it amazing how our brain works is truly astounding!¬† Any type of workout gets¬† makes you want to work out more.¬†¬†¬† Now!¬† I said it…i have set a loose¬†schedule (I say loose because when i feel it’s a chore, I will resist) …….Roz, resist no more!

Go forth..talk as gently to those pencils as you would hold them, relax your fingers and your mind, take your time as there is no rush, make art, rainbows and be here now…fully present…………most of all have FUN!¬†¬†

Fairy sprinkling creativity dust!Grab that fairy dust and sprinkle it over the land!   


I’ll Paint You A Rainbow

Grace E. Easley

I’ll paint you a rainbow to hang on the wall,
to brighten your heart when the gray shadows fall.
On a canvas of joy outlasting the years,
with a soft brush of sweetness to dry all your tears.
I’ll paint you a rainbow with colors of smiles
That glow with sincerity over the miles.
On a palette of words I will tenderly blend
Tones into treasures of sunlight and wind.I’ll paint you a rainbow that reaches so wide,
Your sights and your sorrows will vanish inside,
And deep in the center of each different hue,
A memory fashioned especially for you.
So lift up your eyes, for suspended above,
A rainbow designed by the fingers of love…

Poem source: http://www.inspirationpeak.com/cgi-bin/poetry.cgi?record=171

Growth winks its eye at me;-)

This is my first post and my first blog.  I am so excited!  This site is about me, my growth and my art as I walk my spiritual path.  Today, I begin.

I signed up for an art class over the weekend as I prepared for my daughter to leave for her first day at university.  I was searching for something and finally found it.

I had been crying for weeks at the thought of my oldest child living away from home for the first time, each day approaching my anxiety increased.¬† Is this what it means when people say “the tug of the chord”?¬† lol¬† I’ll bet it is!¬† My husband reminded me that as our daughter moved on and took the first steps¬†in her own growth process, so too would I go through another phase of growth in my own life.

I found a short class that I could afford, only to find that I would need additional funds to buy supplies.¬† **sigh**¬† Of course, if you want something bad enough and it has value to you,you will find a way to get that “thing”.¬† Well I paid for the class, which was very affordable.¬† As I browsed¬†the site looking for what I needed via the different links, my eyes came upon an image by another artist.¬† She was so beautiful.¬† I “followed’ the bread crumbs and landed on a site called “Motley Soul”¬†.¬† I just had to join and when I did saw exactly the class I wanted, the one I would have signed up for if i had seen it first.¬† *sigh again*

I signed up for one of the “free” sub groups and the first thing I saw was an art journal challenge for the week and the challenge was to use the¬†word “Growth”.¬† I thought…yes!¬† I belong here, the energy of this site was lovely.¬† I have not done the challenge, but when i do, I will post it here.

I know there are no synchronicities nor coincidences in life and knew that I could enjoy this place.  Yes, I know when i get a wink.

I looked at the class that I “would have joined” if i¬†had seen it first (Face2Face) and wondered about the supplies and the cost.¬† Even if a class is affordable, supplies can really cost!¬† I decided to write and ask…….well, needless to say, the supplies were minimal.¬† (how i wished I had seen it first!)

Did I say I received another wink within the next 24 hours from Growth?¬† A wink, that day AFTER we had dropped my baby off to university…that day I woke up so sad when it finally occurred to me in my still sleepy state that my child was gone?¬† By the end of the day…I was enrolled in the FACE 2 FACE DRAWING WORKSHOP!¬† I cried that day, for another reason….joy:-)¬† I set an intention to do some things for me…things that give me joy and make my eyes sparkle.¬† It is time for me to stop playing small and follow my dreams and move to the next level.¬† Art will take me there.¬† Art for me is meditative, calming and allows me to move past the worries of the day to allow in new ideas and inspiration in all parts of my life.

Mika, thank you for being a catalyst and reminding me that growth doesn’t have to be painful, there can be “sparkly” gems here and there.¬† Abundance is all around us…we can receive if we move out of our own way and ALLOW to receive.

My message for the day is one of my favorite quotes from the bible is in Matthew 7:7, ‚Äú‚Ķ.Seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto¬† you.‚ÄĚ

Read more about Mika’s group Motely Soul Mixed Media Art:¬†http://motleysoulmixedmedia.com

Face2Face Drawing Workshop