Part 27 daily journal workshop. SHUT YOUR EYES AND SEE. #arttherapy

Shut your eyes and see. – James Joyce What does this quote mean to you? What does this quote mean to me? Stop trying. Let it happen. By letting it go it all gets done. Surrender. Give up control. Close your eyes and draw a self-portrait- imagining your pen running along your facial lines. Growth…

Done! The Sketchbook Project 2012 @arthouse featuring #arttherapy students

The Sketchbook Project 2012 Art therapy sessions (with Katarina, Miko, Alicia, Pent, Ryan, Emily, Maryellen and Sabrina) spilled onto the pages of the sketchbook.                   Recall I participated in The Sketchbook Project 2011 and chose the theme And Then There Was None.  You can view that sketchbook online.

Page 20 The Sketchbook Project 2012 @arthouse featuring @annatfabulous #lipsticksmear

The Sketchbook Project 2012 To see pages 1-8 go to LINK To see pages 9-14 go to LINK To see pages 15-19 go to LINK August 27, 2011 Anna T Fabulous Recall I participated in The Sketchbook Project 2011 and chose the theme And Then There Was None.  You can view that sketchbook online.

Pages 15-19 The Sketchbook Project 2012! @arthouse Theme: #HOPE

I chose the theme: HOPE.  Besides my own journal entries and drawings, I am including drawings by my art therapy students. The Sketchbook Project 2012 To see pages 1-8 go to LINK To see pages 9-14 go to LINK [click on images for larger view] August 25-26, 2011 That was all a man needed: hope. It was…

Pages 9-14 The Sketchbook Project 2012! @arthouse Theme: #HOPE

I chose the theme: HOPE.  Besides my own journal entries and drawings, I am including drawings by my art therapy students. The Sketchbook Project 2012 To see pages 1-8 go to LINK [click on images for larger view] Pages 9-10 August 17, 2011 (includes Alicia and Miko) Pages 11-12 August 18 and 20 , 2011 (features Roar)…

I signed up for The Sketchbook Project 2012! My #arttherapy

I chose the theme: HOPE. Recall I participated in The Sketchbook Project 2011 and chose the theme And Then There Was None.  You can view my sketchbook online.

My sketchbook is digitized! View it online! The Sketchbook Project 2011 @arthouse

Recall I participated in THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011! I just got the notice that my sketchbook is now online!  View it here: To join THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2012 go to:

“Let the ugly out” #TheSketchbookProject as #arttherapy- I recommend it!!!

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR I really recommend this- you order a sketchbook, it arrives, you add when you feel like, mail by the deadline and share with the world!  There is a beautiful camaraderie/community to it and all levels of abilities can join.  It simply is a beautiful experience!  And your art tours and…

THE END #TheSketchbookProject pages 36-39 #LyndaBarry #arttherapy

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None Pages 36-39 and cover December 30, 2010 9 AM New Year approaches fast now and my head swims with to-do lists and the knowledge that I have to find a way to market myself that reflects what I need to make.  Never mind the concept…

Write and read anything… #TheSketchbookProject pages 33-35 #arttherapyforone

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None Pages 33-35 December 28, 2010 Write and read anything… Wasting prisoner went down stealing. He needs to get away so we allowed the watermelon to hide. I see a chance. And he smile and answer all calm. Monkey.  Thousand.  Choice. Invent tales. His choices need…

@peeweeherman #TheSketchbookProject page 32 #childhood

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None Page 32 December 26, 2010 For links to pages 1-31 go to LINK

December on Purpose #TheSketchbookProject pages 29-31 #arttherapy #journal

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None Pages 29-31 December 26, 2010 The therapeutic power of journaling stream of consciousness –> reduce anxiety. Note: the antique book pages were purchased on ETSY from DIGITAL EXPRESSIONS & ARTFUL PAPERS! For links to pages 1-28 go to LINK

Grace, Xmas cookies and @trampolinah #TheSketchbookProject pages 27-28

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None Pages 27-28 December 21, 2010 To see pages 1-26 see LINK

Kaholism #TheSketchbookProject page 26 #arttherapy for one

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None Page 26 December 19, 2010 To see pages 1-14 go to The Sketchbook Project Links To see pages 15-20 go to Disintegration To see pages 21-25 go to Graffiti TO SEE MY FRIDA SERIES GO TO FRIDA KAHLO

Graffiti in the forest #TheSketchbookProject pages 21-25

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None Pages 21-25 …there is a time to kick the whole bloated sensation of ART on its whore-ass. – Bukowski December 17-18, 2010 To see pages 1-14 go to The Sketchbook Project Links To see pages 15-20 go to Disintegration  

#Disintegration- #TheSketchbookProject pages 15-20

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None My journal pages feel ugly and messy and dismantled.  But as the disintegration and Kafkaesque fragmentation occurs, both in life and on paper, the truth is revealed and it would be dishonest to pretty them up. Pages 15-20 November 25- December 10, 2010 To see pages…

Sometimes you have to stay home and cry. #Grief and #TheSketchbookProject pages 13/14

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None Incoherent stream of consciousness ramblings… Page 13 Transcript November 19/20, 2010 The end is not the end.  It is a transition. 15:37 Fort Langley My regular pilgrimage to Fort Langley to connect with mom and rituals we loved doing together.  Coming out by myself is…

#TheSketchbookProject page 11/12 from @VanArtGallery visit and today’s sketch drenched in soy sauce

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None Page 11 Transcript October 23, 2010 10:49 AM The trip to SF was so amazing that I think I went into mourning afterwards,  I finally have a few minutes to myself that I am setting aside to rework the pages I started in SF. Page…

#TheSketchbookProject page 10: Final day of #SanFrancisco trip part 2

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None Page 10 Transcript Monday October 11, 2010 18:03 Sitting at Gate 68 @SFO.  Anna left me at the security lineup.  We had an amazing time.  I need to believe that these anxiety moments are worth it. Trust, trust, trust. Does this need to cry imply…

The Sketchbook Project page 9: Final day of #SanFrancisco trip…

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None Page 9 Transcript Monday October 11, 2010 9:27 AM. Plans for today: Centre is closed so Anna will drop off sock monkey tomorrow! Pack –> drop off stuff to Aritzia –> after Farm Table –> Container Store –> Union Square –> Borders? –> Gallery (Maiden…

The Sketchbook Project page 8, and mysterious photos from #MysteryMister

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None Page 8 Transcript Sunday October 10, 2010 21:22 PJ’s and Arrested Development. Already missing Anna even tho we still have tomorrow and she is coming to Vancouver for Halloween.  I need to look into anxiety tools.  Redo pages with watercolor a la Lynda Barry.  Woke…

The Sketchbook Project page 7

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None Page 7 Transcript Sunday October 10, 2010 9:17 Golden Gate Early Risers. Early Breakfast. Early Start. It’s bizarre for me just to relax into it.  Instead of racing the mind to guilt and self-critique, breathe into the moment, not letting the default setting on anxiety…

The Sketchbook Project page 6

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None Page 6 Transcript Saturday October 9, 2010 [Anna writes:] Bia’s on Haight and Belvedere We ordered 2- Coronas 2-waters 1 Mozzarella Salad My fave!  Love!  Munchkin Kat!!! <– Some of our salad [I write:] 16:25 October 9/10 –> Off to Sockshop! To Haight Ashbury for…

The Sketchbook Project page 5

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None Page 5 Transcript Saturday October 9, 2010 Plan for today:  Leave 11 AM Hayes Valley –> 12:40 Castro “Lime” Lunch at 1 PM –> Castro Street –> 3 PM bus Mosaic to Haight Ashbury –> shop –> 6 PM –> Filmore Str (Haight & Cole…

Some highlights from #VancouverArtGallery (@VanArtGallery) visit

My colleague, Sara, and I took 13 students to the Vancouver Art Gallery for an all-day field trip on November 3, 2010.  It was an incredible time, all of us happily soaking up art (once we got the guided tour out of the way)! Highlights for me: Robert Adams: The Place We Live, A Retrospective Selection…