Here For Love & Glitter

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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 bi-weekly "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. I generally send it out on Mondays with occasional extra bits thrown in here and there. 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.

 

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....

Blog Along – Day Twenty-One – New Journal

Dudes! This blog along is sooooo hard compared with the last time I did it. Maybe it's because I did it once already, so I'm all "been there, done that" and yawn and bored or maybe it's because there is so much going on in my personal life that I'm not really feeling...

Blog Along – Day Twenty – Naked In The Garden

I was listening to Shiloh Sophia talk about The Garden Of Hope and tell the story of the Magdalene when she came upon the Christ after his crucifixion. There was something in it for me that I couldn't quite access, so I did what I do when something resonates but I...

Blog Along – Day Sixteen – Belly Up!

So, Monday was my second Belly Dance lesson. I'm taking the 'Quickstart' programme, which in retrospect was probably NOT a good idea, but then again, I'm holding my own, so I'm okay with it. I am loving it, though my body is still not quite sure. I'm a size 16 girl...

Blog Along – Day Twelve – Wild & Free

  I'm feeling particularly pretty today. I am heading out to Cedarmoon to hang out with fabulous people and participate in a Pan Tribute. Pan is one of my favourite archetypal energies. I love him for his wild nature, his raucous sexuality, his unashamed bestial...

Book Of Days 2014 Volume 2 Is Coming Soon!

In case you hadn't heard, Book Of Days is hailed as one of the best art journaling programs available because you get to 'art in the trenches' with a group of other women who are doing the same. Tend your life. Memory keep. Explore new techniques. Create a body of...

Blog-Along – Day Ten – Ten Things

I am wearing a nose stud and it makes me feel pretty. I ate exactly what I wanted to eat for dinner (Vietnamese style Won Ton soup + spring rolls) I got really mad about something my therapist said, but we're working it out. (This is huge.) I painted something that...

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