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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Yielding Back In

I have not had many words about this last week or so in my life, and the words I have had have been mostly reserved for emails to my therapist, to the people involved, and my private journal, so blogging just didn't happen. I was about to apologize, but no. That is...

The Edge

Today (and yesterday) has been very traumatic for me. I've spent about 72 hours in a state of constant anxiety - verging on panic attack, swinging into panic attack, and then yielding out again. I am applying self-empathy liberally, and I've also been in touch with my...

Strength VIII {Poem}

Strength VIII She is all heart rage as she wraps pale hands around his muzzle and I'm all envy, watching. I know her secret but I don't have her power, to look unflinchingly beyond the fangs, to hear beyond the raging roar, to love beyond reason. I'm not crowned in...

Spring Is Done With Your Shenanigans, Winter

Since the weather outside has not been cooperating with my desire for spring, I did a little weather art/magick over a period of three days and painted my own version of how pissed off Spring is with Winter hanging around like it's been doing. She's mixed media. She...

Telling The Bees

Today, I thought I'd celebrate Friday with a speed painting of one of the spreads I did for Book Of Days not long ago. Here you go. MUSIC BY KRYSTYN PIXTON who you need to know, because GORGEOUS! I'm making some changes in my life that are making me incredibly...

Mixed Tape Monthly #6 – “Woman Down”

NOTE: This is our new format for Mixed Tape Monthly, served via my Patreon Account. If you are at the $10 or above level, your posts for MTM will be stored here on my website at, and you will be able to bookmark them and return to them any time as...

Blog Along With Effy – Day #17 – Woman Down

I spent my morning eyeballs deep in art, which pleases me to no end. I have been feeling a little lack of mojo taking hold, and I really wasn't sure I had it in me to film, but I did the usual - sat down, set an intention, and went for it. A few weeks ago, I came...

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