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my 'soul's kitchen'
a place for stories

my 'soul's kitchen'

a place for stories

the blog – musings in and out of the studio

Welcome to my studio! This is where you’ll find writings about things both in and out of the studio – random stuff that may not have a home anywhere else. 

artful stories in colour & words 

Journaling has been my creative practice for many years – it’s my sacred vessel, keeper of my brightest and darkest thoughts, and a visual playground to experiment and play with new materials. 

The journal has become my “Soul’s Kitchen,” as Paulus Berensohn called his – a creative companion that offers itself unconditionally to my joyful expressions and raging release. It lovingly holds whatever emerges in that moment.

Whether in my journal or through another medium, my creative process often begins with an exploration of an emotion or event – a way to bring what is inside, out – and a visual story unfolds.

Read the stories by clicking on the image titles below. 

Between the lines

Reading with HeART

I’m in the process of clearing off bookshelves, but letting go of books has always been hard for me. Specifically, I’m talking about ‘the keepers’:

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journal page, waiting for spring

Waiting for Spring

This is the time of year when I am ready to come out of winter hibernation, however, the view beyond my window isn’t very inviting,

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listen and letting go bundle

California Dreaming

If you’ve been following my posts for any length of time, you’ll know that I’ve been using the ‘choose a word to guide me’ exercise

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Tina Walker Mail Art

Starting From the Same Place

  This was a fun project, hosted by Tina Walker, and included many participants who were given the same products (sponsored by Beacon Adhesives, Amazing Casting Products, and StencilGirl). Signing

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Grasshopper on chair

One Summer Day

The Summer Day Who made the world?Who made the swan, and the black bear?Who made the grasshopper?This grasshopper, I mean-the one who has flung herself

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Quirky story dolls

QuiRky Story Dolls

What a fun day we had at the QuiRky Story Dolls workshop! A spring poem about transformation and unfolding set the tone for this day of

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Strips of calendar image

Time Passages

    A few days ago, with only a short space of time available, I pulled out one of my ongoing art journals, opened it up

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intuitive painting

Flight Plan

We painted – silently, for hours at a time – into the wee hours of the morning. The canvas was turned many times, the colours layered

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LifeBook Art Piece

My Heart’s Delight

“Remember to delight yourself first, then others can be truly delighted.” – SARK January and a new year are well underway: holiday decorations are down, and the

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Book Art Fear

Art and Fear

My current read – and highly recommended for all creatives – is a book entitled: Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking.

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Trees and sunlit path


“Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end.” ~ Seneca I love both this quote and image; it feels so fitting right now. Beginnings are

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journal hero

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