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My name is Effy, and I'm a journal artist & on line teacher. I discovered art journaling in 2009 and my life has completely changed as a result.

I like to share, so there's lots of free stuff in my on line community, including my monthly "Wildly Inspired" art journal series. You can also find my bookbinding 101 tutorial there. I have a newsletter that I use to share what's happening in my virtual world, including classes I'm teaching or taking, specials and coupon codes for said classes, and other things of note. You can sign up for that here. You can read more more about me here, find out what & where I'm teaching here, or contact me here.

 

The Road To Radiance! Day Eight

Today is Day Eight of  a nine day series leading up to Radiant Faces' Opening Day on October 1st! Every day of our Nine Days will include a chance to win one of three free seats in the class, so keep coming back! Yesterday, I introduced you to Dina Wakely! On Day Six,...

The Road To Radiance! Day Seven

Today is day seven of  a nine day series leading up to Radiant Faces' Opening Day on October 1st! Every day of our Nine Days will include a chance to win one of three free seats in the class, so keep coming back! Yesterday, I introduced you to Jamie Dougherty. On day...

The Road To Radiance! Day Six!

Today is day six of  a nine day series leading up to Radiant Faces' Opening Day on October 1st! Every day of our Nine Days will include a chance to win one of three free seats in the class, so keep coming back! Yesterday, I introduced you to Kylie Fowler! On Day Four,...

The Road To Radiance! Day Five

Today is day five of  a nine day series leading up to Radiant Faces' Opening Day on October 1st! Every day of our Nine Days will include a chance to win one of three free seats in the class, so keep coming back! Yesterday, I introduced you to Julie Gibbons. On Day...

The Road To Radiance! Day Four!

Today is day four of  a nine day series leading up to Radiant Faces' Opening Day on October 1st! Every day of our Nine Days will include a chance to win one of three free seats in the class, so keep coming back! Yesterday, I introduced you to Christy Tomlinson. On Day...

The Road To Radiance! Day Three

Today is day three of  a nine day series leading up to Radiant Faces' Opening Day on October 1st! Every day of our Nine Days will include a chance to win one of three free seats in the class, so keep coming back! Yesterday, I introduced you to Tamara Laporte, and on...

The Road To Radiance! Day Two

Today is day two of  a nine day series leading up to Radiant Faces' Opening Day on October 1st! Every day of our Nine Days will include a chance to win one of three free seats in the class, so keep coming back! Yesterday, I introduced you to Jane Davenport! Today I...

The Road To Radiance: Day One!

Today kicks off a nine day series leading up to Radiant Faces' Opening Day on October 1st! Every day of our Nine Days will include a chance to win one of three free seats in the class, so keep coming back! Today I want to introduce you to Jane Davenport, our first...

KERMIT FLAIL LIFE BOOK 2015 SQUEEE!

C'mere. I want to tell you something. Lean in. See this face? <------- This one right here??? <-------- This face is a HAPPY face. A content face. A super TWINKLY face. You know why? (I know you know. I'm just having a bit of fun with you.) LIFE BOOK 2015...

Blank Canvas Blog Hop

Hi! It's September 14, 2014 and that's my date to share how I face the blank canvas. I've been reading my fellow cohorts posts on the subject and I'm so amazed by all the ways we have as individuals to face that blank canvas and make something where there was nothing....

Being My Own Sun + Blog Hops Galore

Hi, my sweet taters. :) I'm in a steep learning curve over here what with the hour long bus ride to get *anywhere* I need to be and the long hours all by my lonesome, the new space to ramble around in and the sometimes overwhelming sense of coasting and feeling a bit...

Mandalas Are Magic

I'm thrilled to have been included in Andrea's delicious Mandala Blog Hop. I love mandalas and though I don't often include them in my art journal, I do keep a stack of 4 x 4 artist tiles (Strathmore) and a Pigma Micron nearby at all times so that when the urge...

Hi, Honey! I’m Home!

First, the pictures. My living/bedroom/office Books! Have a seat Kitchen (there’s a little table just out of camera shot) My patio angel Bridge on the trail Patio ft. Sookie Creek ft. Sookie Sookie is very happy here. The Thank You Video There are no words for...

Holding Patterns and Going Home

You know that thing that happens when you're on a flight and the flight isn't yet cleared for landing? The circling over and over again right on top of your final destination is killer, isn't it? You're bored. You're tired. You need real air instead of climate...

My News in List Form

My intention to blog a lot more last week went fizzle because I was sworn to secrecy about something awesome and it was all I wanted to talk about. Since my last post, I've had lots of experiences that I wanted to blog about, but the secret pushed everything else to...

Facebook: Tool or Tether?

Facebook, I realized this weekend, has been ruling my life. Because of the 'ease' with which I can reach out on Facebook, I'm less social, less inclined to blog, less 'connected' in any intimate way with the people I care about. Why blog, when I say everything...

Gratitude, Noticing, & All The Things!

Hello, sweet taters. I know I left you on rather a sombre note last week. I am very happy to report that I have eleventy billion good things happening in my life and that I have achieved a state of contentment. This is what happens when you roll with it. Fight it, and...

The Good, The Bad, and The Rumi Project

Wow. So, I haven't posted (or sent a newsletter) since July 15th because SEE ABOVE. Wow. And it's not a good wow, either. It's a 'holy-crap-can-life-dish-it' wow. I wanted to wait until I had something good to say before I checked in with you because I am weary of my...

Breakthroughs and Breakdowns

I'm sitting in my favourite coffee shop in KW, right across from the bus terminal. I'm eating a grilled cheese on a heavy bread - some kind of multigrain with seeds in it. There's ketchup on the side which I'm ignoring. I've got a double shot Americano on the go (in a...

Because It Matters

Today has been really good. I got up, did some work, and assembled a bookshelf all by myself. I had my son over for lunch. I napped a little (angry ninjas in my uterus have me physically down for the count), read a trashy novel... I've got London broil in the oven....

Desolation vs. Anger, Sovereignty & Muses

The State Of Effy Let's start here. Last week was intense. I had relationship therapy with my ex AND individual counseling AND a group session with the three of us (step-daughter, ex, moi). I feel like my brain got taken out, turned this way and that, turned inside...

Stencil Winner + A State Of Effy Update

First things first!!! Here is the winner of the stencil giveaway! Congratulations, Heather Ferguson! Your comment was chosen by random draw to win a set of Artistcellar stencils! Yay! I'm sending your email address off to Lisa so she can touch base about your mailing...

The State Of Effy & Other Musings

I would normally have had this post up and out into the world for you yesterday, but I'm leaving for a festival on Wednesday and I needed some wiggle room to ensure that all my class content was ready to be published for my sweet students. Thanks for your patience. :)...

Pocket Stencils Giveaway!!!

Hey y'all! I am so pleased to have been invited to play with the new stencils from Artistcellar! These sets are called "Pocket Stencils" Big Ideas Come in Small Packages. There are 5 sets: Mini Steampunk Create-Believe-Trust-Seek Mini Virtues Faith-Hope-Charity-Grace...

In The New Place

It's been a pretty heavy few weeks, hence my absence here. I've been pretty active on Facebook, though, so if you miss me while I'm away-from-blog, you can be pretty much guaranteed daily updates on my timeline.  I am feeling super self-protective, which means the...

Sadness, Hope & Business As Usual

Hello, sweet taters! It's Monday, so here I am with an update! I will warn you, though. There is some sadness herein, but also lots of hope and excitement and wings unfurling.    As many of you may already be aware, my ten year domestic partnership has come to an end...

My Own Beloved

The last three months or so have been a process of falling slowly in love with myself. It started with a lot of really negative self-talk along these lines: Why are you still here after ten years of this crap? What are you, stupid?  He doesn't WANT you! Why are you...

Either Way, It Feels Like Dying.

This is a bad photo, but it's all I've got: Last night, after walking around holding my guts in all evening and then crying through my full moon night, I sat down at the stroke of midnight and I started doodling and thinking and doodling and thinking. By the time I...

Just Art {14/30}

I'm going to blog for 30 days straight starting May 1st. No biggie. If you want to join me, please visit every day and pop your link in the comments. I've just got art for you today, not because it was a sucky day and I don't want to talk, but because I was up very,...

Make Me An Offer! {12/30}

It's Monday, and that means I'm here, updating you on what's happening in The Glitterhood! So, HI! HOW ARE YOU??? *Cheesy Grin* I had a really beautiful day yesterday because I *let myself*. There are ways we stand in the way of our own goodness and ways we can get...

Ready To Bloom {11/30}

I'm going to blog for 30 days straight starting May 1st. No biggie. If you want to join me, please visit every day and pop your link in the comments. I spent yesterday making a background and today, painting the rest, so this baby is going to count for painting #10...

Bittersweet {10/30}

I'm going to blog for 30 days straight starting May 1st. No biggie. If you want to join me, please visit every day and pop your link in the comments. This is Reposted from my Facebook Wall because this is all I've got today: Today so far: Finishing up yesterday's...

My Purple Groove Machine {9/30}

I'm going to blog for 30 days straight starting May 1st. No biggie. If you want to join me, please visit every day and pop your link in the comments. Connie Hozvicka posted this. And then Andrea mentioned (on social media) that she got one, too. And I remembered a...

My Love Is A Gift {8/30}

I'm going to blog for 30 days straight starting May 1st. No biggie. If you want to join me, please visit every day and pop your link in the comments. Yesterday was hard. In the latter half of the day, I bumped up against an old, rotten layer of stuff needing to be...

Wildly Happy {7/30}

'm going to blog for 30 days straight starting May 1st. No biggie. If you want to join me, please visit every day and pop your link in the comments. Hello, my loves! I have a new episode of Wildly Inspired up over here, but I'm going to cross post the video here so...

Wanna Quickie? {6/30}

I'm going to blog for 30 days straight starting May 1st. No biggie. If you want to join me, please visit every day and pop your link in the comments.  I slay me. Seriously, I could not resist the title of this post even when the better angels of my nature suggested a...

In My Own Skin {4/30}

I'm going to blog for 30 days straight starting May 1st. No biggie. If you want to join me, please visit every day and pop your link in the comments.  Yesterday was pure bliss. I worked on two paintings - one of which I showed you and the other, which is just for me...

Lost & Found My Pretty (1/30)

I'm going to blog for 30 days straight starting May 1st. No biggie. If you want to join me, please visit every day and pop your link in the comments.  In April, I lost my pretty. I just couldn't find it anywhere. Every day found me facing the mirror with one helluva...

Blog-Along Pause

My Internet is down and though my service provider is coming tomorrow, I have no idea how long it will take them to fix it. So! I'm going to start my Blog-Along over on May 1st. I'll do my best to keep up with E - mails and such while the Interwebs are being repaired....

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