Embracing What is

  As the New Year approaches I am reminded of what has been and what may be ahead. It is easy to get caught up in wanting to jump into the New Year and leave everything else behind, particularly if you have had a difficult year, or your year seemed to have fallen short of […]

Doodling Paves the Way

  To me, doodles are a wonderful way to access your personal symbology and inner world because we don’t have to think about doodling. Last year in October 2014 I started a “Doodle a day” challenge on this blog.  I had so much positive feedback and enthusiasm from those joining the challenge that I have […]

Looking Back to Look Forward

    The beginning of a new year often seems like a over-rated time to begin anew with setting intentions for the year ahead. But to me New Years is a symbolic of a new start, a reminder that at any time we can begin anew and make positive changes in our lives. We don’t need to wait […]

Morning Discovery

#DoodleADay challenge Day 29   A few words about this morning’s doodle: Rock froms mountain, and there she appears resting quietly, gently reminding me of her presence She was not expected always welcome waking   If you are in need of some motivation to get started on the #DoodleADay challenge then you may want to […]

Breaking Out of Old Patterns

 #DoodleADay Challenge Day 27     After doodling for 27 days repeated patterns emerge in many of my doodles. Each time I doodle I have opportunity to observe them. Not just in my symbology of images, shapes and visual metaphors used, but also in the way that I approach the doodle.    I notice where I lean toward […]

Self-Exploration via the Doodle

Day  20 #DoodleADay Challenge: Let’s talk about our doodles shall we? As I have mentioned before doodles can be fun, mindful, releasing, self-expressive, meditative, relaxing, and focusing.  Doodles can also be a passageway into self-exploration if you are willing to go that route.  After 20 days of doodling you will have enough doodles done to be able […]

Remember to Play

  Day 19 #DoodleADay Challenge: It’s easy to get caught up in thinking that in order to give something our time it has to be “important” and have greater meaning, in the eyes’ of others. The original intention of just connecting with one’s own creativity may become lost when we begin to compare what we do to what or how […]

Expressive Doodling Day 10

Here’s My #DoodleADay for today:         <                 Why join this doodle a day challenge? You can read my post on 10 reasons to doodle here if you need some motivation. The #DoodleADay challenge:  (for more details see my first post Doodle a Day Challenge) Everyday for the month […]

10 Reasons to Doodle

  Doodle A Day Challenge Day 6 As the #DoodleADay challenge continues you may be wondering to yourself “Why doodle?” In case you are still undecided about whether to join in with this doodling challenge, or perhaps you are needing some motivation to keep it up, here are a few reasons I have compiled off […]

Getting Past Creative Road Blocks

  These past weeks my family and I have been doing a lot of cycling together. While not unusual for me to cycle a lot – I began cycling again as an adult in my late twenties I tend to stick to my comfort zone in the way that I ride. For example, my kids […]