Sometimes the very best way to get back into the flow of blogging is to do what I call an unapologetic purse dump.

Unapologetic, because life happens to us all, and I won’t apologize for not blogging. Purse Dump because an abridged, list version of my happenings is a lot easier than trying to eloquently write about all the things. So! PURSE DUMP!

  1. I went away to a festival and came back with a rotten, no good, terrible chest cold. It took weeks to recover.
  2. I am in peri-menopause for reals with all the accompanying wonderfulness like hot flashes, hives, and weird cycles (one lasted 25 days, for crying out loud!)
  3. I had a CT scan of my lungs and I have a ‘nodule’ and some inflammation. My doctor insisted I quit smoking (as they do), so I’m working on that. I am not talking about it much because that sets me up to feel like I’m a terrible person. Quitting is a process. Substance use & addiction (and smoking is substance use & addiction) is not a character flaw, though it is very difficult not to feel like it is.  I’m *working on it*. That’s all anyone really needs to know for now.
  4. I’m working on my line up of things for 2017. BOD2017 will be open for registration soon, and I will be informing you through my newsletter which you can sign up for here.
  5. I’m teaching in Life Book 2017, and running my Life Book Life Boat for those who sign up through THIS LINK. When you make your purchase, please email me at and let me know you registered. I’ll get you set up with the bonus content within 48 hours.
  6. I’m teaching in Let’s Face It 2017, and you can find out more here.
  7. I’m ok. I’m anxious a lot, but art journaling saves my bacon *every single day*.

Speaking of art journaling, I’ve been arting quite a bit! Here are a view glimpses.

Homage to Tam

An homage to Tamara Laporte, taught for BOD2016


You Are An Artist

Pulled Portrait for Facing Forward II


Persephone taught for Facing Forward II

Bear Medicine

“Bear Medicine” – A Healing spread taught for BOD2016

And that’s it for now, loves. I hope to be blogging more regularly, now that I’ve dumped my purse all over the table. Hah!

P.S. I am thinking about all of you in the U.S. today. We are all going to be okay, no matter what. <3

P.S. Again Facing Forward II is still open for registration! Use this link for a discount. <3