cropped-10593049_919240764791868_8744999034121126288_n.jpgMy name is Effy, and I'm a journal artist & on line teacher. I like to write & share about art journaling as a spiritual practice, and my go-to tool for healing & life documentation. I'm a mother of grown children, and I live with an adorable furbaby in a three story walk up apartment in Ontario, Canada.

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In 2017, I will be guest teaching in Life Book 2017 & Let's Face It 2017. I will also be teaching my own programs as well, and you can find out about those by clicking here.

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Let’s Face It Blog Hop – Winner Announced

AND THE WINNER IS!!!! URSULA WOLLENBERG! Congratulations, Ursula! I have sent your details to Kara! xo   I am so excited to announce that I am going to be a guest teacher in LET’S FACE IT 2017! In case you are unfamiliar with this course, it is a year-long,...

Stencil Care & Imposter Syndrome

If you are wondering who won the Life Book 2017 GIVEAWAY, I've announced that over here. Hello, Sweet Artsy Tribe! I have a couple of great questions to cover in today's dispatch, so let's dig in! First, a stencil care question! Hi, Effy! I'm watching the opening...

Style Development & Creative Practice

Hola, Lovebugs! I hope you had a chance to enter my giveaway draw for a seat in Life Book 2017 this week, but in case you hadn't, the post is here! You can circle back to this post for your Q&A this week, so go enter, and I'll meet you back here in a second! Back?...

Journaling Deeper + A Tutorial

The first lesson in Facing Forward II went live today, and I got out my handy calculator to add up the total viewing time. 4.8 hours. Dudes. Crazy. In our first lesson together, there is a tutorial on journaling your way from blurts (negative self-talk) to bouquets...

Alone

There is this absolutely amazing series on the History channel (also available through iTunes) that has completely shattered any shame I might have had about my feelings about human connection. I no longer feel any shame - like zero - about loving, wanting, desiring,...

Today, I did that.

I finished this painting today, and it is the first thing I've created in a while that really satisfied me. This is a macro of a section of it, and I'll be showing you the whole painting soon, but for now, this is enough of a peek to give you a sense of the work that...

Getting Started

In my newsletter last week, I invited you to hit reply and ask me anything you wanted to ask me with a promise that if I could answer, I would. There was a lot of overlap in this first flurry of questions that you all sent me, and a few questions that I've tucked away...

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