how to create a new book cover for your altered art journal

Hiya, peeps! The surf is firing, but the crowds are crazy…I’m gonna keep this quick. I finally had a chance to play with some beautiful Japanese fabric that I found at SuperBuzzy! SuperBuzzy… Continue reading

how do you keep your sanity?

Me? 1. make a cup of yogi tea. breathe. 2. read or watch something inspiring (or ask my husband to make me laugh). 3. create. write. journal. 4. exercise. surf. dance. 5. connect… Continue reading

how to choose a journal you’ll love

Hiya creative peeps! It’s time for The Purpose Project – a year-long creative journey, where we explore our chakras and the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water. I am excited to… Continue reading

kissed with new year’s bliss

Happy New Year everyone!! I am just getting into the swing of things after the holidays, and WOW… so much is already happening. It seems like I don’t even know what day it… Continue reading

5 TIPS to create luminous bokeh lights

BOKEH (NOUN). JAPANESE WORD, MEANING ‘BLUR’ OR ‘HAZE’. In photography, a term for the subjective aesthetic quality of out-of-focus areas of an image FIRST, THINGS YOU’LL NEED: sparkly lights for the background, such… Continue reading

Why did you become a blogger? I know why I did. And I’m hooked.

Originally posted on Artist Desiree East:
This here, is my very first blog post. December 1st, 2010 just seemed like a well-rounded place in time to start my creative journey, in art and…

i finished a painting marathon…whew!

Yay! I finished a painting marathon! Never thought I’d say that, but boy was it fun. That was about 3-1/2 weeks of painting straight. You can read more about how my painting adventure… Continue reading

giving thanks…a iroquois prayer

guess what? i’m celebrating my 2nd year blogging anniversary, and you’re invited!

Hello dear readers, followers, family and friends! With all of the wet, chilly weather we have been having, I can feel winter in the air…isn’t great? There’s nothing better than bundling up in… Continue reading