Snippets of Love, Life and Process: Week 7

A few selective Week 7 snippets of art+life process+musings from my IG this past week: 13 February 2016

Two of our household favorites.

automatic sketching in charcoal and gesso

Sketches in free-flying energy, charcoal and paint.

detail of in process altered book art journal mixed-media self portrait (Hali Karla)

Making Art Medicine starts with knowing yourself, how you see and relate, and what your creative energy needs to thrive. Making your art, heart and hands all-in -- with *your* rhythm, mark and voice -- guides you to this knowing, unique to you.

(First Making Art Medicine session starts Feb. 29 - so excited! >>> Learn more HERE )

snippet of life and Lily soaking up the sun

Everyone's happy about the sun visiting today.

palette pages, starting layers in altered book art journal (Hali Karla)

Palette pages....

this is the last edition of 21 SECRETS that I'm the Creative Director for - come join us - it's a GREAT one to really dive into your art journaling practice! So much talent in these teachers!

To all the 21 SECRETS teachers I've had the pleasure of working with over the past couple of years, thank you for being you, and saying yes to sharing your creative heart with others. I've been Creative Director for 21 SECRETS for two years now, getting to select, invite and work with some amazing artists for four editions, and having an incredible working relationship with my dear friend @dirtyfootprints to bring art journaling experiences to artists around the world ... Meanwhile, my own offerings have been growing beautifully, too... So it was a tough decision, but the right one, to say this would be my last 21 SECRETS as CD. And, I have to say - this workshop and theme is absolutely fantastic!!! I'm honored and proud to get to be part of shining light on these brilliant teachers for you. They have created high quality, engaging, and inspiring workshops to bring very specific tools & techniques to your practice and play.

Head over to find out who they are and what they've cooked up... ...

detail of mixed media page play in an altered book art journal, wip, (Hali Karla)

Page ten, in process. Paint may be my favorite way to celebrate, center and listen.

handmade birthday card by my sister

My sister is one of my soul mates and best friends. She is also one of the most thoughtful gift givers ever. And an incredible artist (that's my bday card). We've been through a helluva lot together and by each other's side, and sometimes separated for a time... She has watched and supported my artists journey and healing journey my whole life... And visa versa. And we laugh so much together. I hope for every woman a connection like this... With a sister of spirit, blood or both.

See more at the BLOG, or follow along and connect on Instagram - it's my favorite social media place right now.

Hope you have a creative and heARTfull upcoming week - you can find me in the studio finishing up details for our first week in ESSENCE, starting Feb. 29!