Thursday, December 6, 2012

Holiday Art Blessing Giveaway and Etsy Sale!


Time just never ceases to amaze me with how quickly it is flowing through my days! It was quite the surprise to see how long it had been since I had peeked here in blogland.   In celebration of the season, I wanted to have an art blessing giveaway for this sweet boxed set of treasures pictured above! The lovely butterfly box is filled with a card print of one of my original designs, a mini altered journal, glass butterfly holder with two candles, a pocket mirror, card set and candy canes! If you would like to be included in the drawing for this set just leave your contact info in the comment section. I would so appreciate your help in spreading the word about my Holiday Etsy Sale! Sale ends Sunday, Dec 16th!
(coupon code is HEALINGSALE2012) 
Just add a note with a link on your blog, facebook, twitter etc about the sale and for every place you mention my little sale I will gladly add your name an additional time to my treasure box drawing. The Etsy sale ends on Dec 24th and that evening I will select a winner for the Art Blessing!

I have been busy creating in the studio and here are a few new items you can find in my Etsy store!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


A song that is comforting me lately...Please pause music playing on my playlist on the lower right hand sidebar before listening...

We pray for blessings
We pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things

'Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

We pray for wisdom
Your voice to hear
And we cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
All the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we'd have faith to believe

'Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
And what if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know that pain reminds this heart
That this is not, this is not our home
It's not our home

'Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
And what if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy
And what if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are Your mercies in disguise

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Inspiration From the Studio....

"Becoming" Altered Art Pendant

I have several new pieces to share with you that have all been listed in my Etsy Store! I have settled back into a rhythm in my studio which feels like where my heart wants to be. Its been a busy month as we continue to make progress on our home remodel (I should finally have a kitchen this weekend!) and returning home from an incredible 5-day trip to Orlando to share my work at the "Healing Together 2012" conference. It was a beautiful open door with many divine appointments that my heart is deeply grateful to have been invited!

I designed a collage print and gift set "One Heart Many Souls" in honor of those who deal with trauma based dissociation. I was so blessed to meet so many at the conference who courageously take the journey to heal the fractured places inside their hearts. I look forward to making it an annual event and returning in the years to come!

New Art Therapy Block Set!
These are a such a long time favorite of mine to create. I spend alot of time on each set arranging the designs to tell a story or express a theme.

You can see more pictures on the Etsy listings to see the multitude of ways these can be arranged and played with!

The second set (pictured below)is an "Art Block Collector's Set with Treasure Box". The blocks are smaller but there are more of them for endless play for the child within!

Art Dangle "Set Free"

"Soul Whispers" Altered Art Pendant

"Memories" Altered Art Vintage Necklace

"Dance with the Butterflies" Collage Framed in Acrylic Box Frame

Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I have been up to! I hope today you find a moment to rest, reflect and remember something you are grateful for...because no matter what we are facing...there is always a kindness, a person, a small blessing, a word of encouragement or even the breath we be presently aware of...and have a grateful heart for!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

ARMS, Workshops and Etsy Inspirations...

Collage Art Tags newly listed in my "Healing Expressions" Etsy Store!

Since the day after Christmas we began a major remodeling project here at our home. Thankfully, admist utter chaos and floors and rooms being torn up, my studio is one of the few rooms in the house that is still able to be fully inhabited. It is my solace and I am grateful for a place to close the door and gather myself! I have been creating and adding items to both of my Etsy stores.

I've been really enjoying creating items and putting together inspirational collections for creative souls in my second Etsy shop, "Altered Revelations". You can see some of the newest collections pictured below! I hope to continue to expand this shop and add items more frequently for those that love to play with altered art and mixed media scrapbooking and all forms of collage. Take a peek and I hope you enjoy!

January has been a busy month for me at Healing Expressions and I am grateful for the opportunities to share my art, heart and journey. I am preparing for two Therapuetic Collage workshops this coming week some brave and beautiful groups of woman whose hearts are in the healing process and also will be singing for the ARMS (Abuse recovery Ministry and Services)luncheon which will be held this Saturday, January 14 at 12:00 at Gateway Baptist Church in Portland. If you know someone who might be encouraged by attending you may find out more information about the event and special speaker at the ARMS website!

And finally I had just had to introduce the newest member of the family..."Puddles"! My oldest son gifted his brother with an aquatic turtle, large tank and all for his birthday. He really is quite fun and it amazes me the intricate patterns that decorate his body and shell. Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year blessings!