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 Canada.

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I’ll Never Be A Collage Artist

I finished this up this weekend for my students in Book Of Days, which is a year long art journaling offering that I've been doing since 2012. It was super fiddly to work on because all those fruits and leaves and things are collage. Cut, paste, cut paste. Not my...

Duck Wrangling aka Planning Effy Style

I never used to be much of a planner. I either had a j.o.b. or I was a stay at home mom, and my brain was capable of holding whatever was required within it without needing elaborate planning systems. These days, however, I *need* to plan or my life gets away from me,...

Sunday Swoon

Once upon a time, I tried to get a community project going called "Sunday Swoon". It was meant to be a showcase of the things that made us super chuffed and proud. Once a week, show off your shiny. It didn't land. At the time, I didn't get why, but I think I've...

Learning To Trust

Originally posted in April 2015 Trust is a huge topic of conversation between myself and my Self. It tends to go something like this: "But I'm shit scared!" "Trust that whatever happens, you can handle it." "But things could go wrong!" "And things have gone wrong...

Wallowing

A few posts ago, I wrote about how I'm mostly 'in the trenches', in the muck & mire of real life, and how I believe we're all made of mud. Lotuses, rooted in the deep dark mud of our every day lives. Mud reminds me of wallowing. Elephants do it. Rhinos do it. They...

My Own Personal Yellow Brick Road

Tarot was my own personal yellow brick road. Let me explain! I started using tarot back in the late 1980's not long after my first child was born. I was living in a basement suite, and my upstairs neighbor, a wonderful woman who was just old enough to be my mom, took...

Journal52 – Week #37 – Ebb

Journal52 is member supported! Please tip generously!  Every week in 2017, you will receive a new prompt card from Effy Wild. Designed to jump start your next art journal spread, these cards are printable for your future use as well, so you can expect to collect 52...

The Push – For J

Lo, way back when I was young-ish, I had a lover of the 'show up at 3 in the morning' kind. He worked in the service industry, so he'd end his shift, have a few drinks, and then cab over, half drunk, to knock gently on my door. We'd stand there, he and I, for a moment...

Kelly Diels Saved My Bacon

Before I dive in, I wanted to tell you that Life Book 2018 is open for registration, but just in case you hadn't, here's a coupon code! LOVEBOMB2018 will get you 20% off if you use it before the end of December, and a portion of the proceeds of sales in the first...

Sweet Trash Journal – Free Class

Back in 2010, I taught a class called The Elements of Art Journaling, and in it, I featured the composition notebook as an alternative art journal. Over time, this practice of decorating and filling a composition noteboook became integral to my emotional well-being....

Life Book 2018

Life Book 2018

Ever After 2017

Ever After 2017

Book Of Days 2017

Book Of Days 2017

Facing Forward II

Facing Forward II

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