strips of book pages with lots of words
Imagine all these words in front of you.. What story would you tell?

Have you ever wanted to write something, but felt 'stuck' looking at a blank page?

Where to begin?

What to say?

What words to use?

My students and workshop participants have often been stuck over the past 25+ years, too...

Until they discovered "Found Word" writing.

Game changer!

"But I'm not a writer!"

You're among your people, here.

Whether you're a word-playing wordsmith or a word-shy wannabe, this Wednesday Wordplay mini workshop is designed with you in mind.

Part instruction, part collaboration, all fun...

My monthly Writing Workshop series has been planned to:

teach some basics

inspire you to play with your words

provide time & space to be creative

and connect with other creative folks in a 'just-right' group size that welcomes personal exploring, reflective self-discovery, and (maybe even) sharing...

(100% up to you.. always!)

... including my fellow introverts and our friends who say,

"But I'm not a writer!"

I see you!

´╗┐Friends, this workshop requires neither writing experience nor writing skills....

just a willingness to play with words.

Sharing the Words,

Sharing the Love....

High school student standing in the hallways looks at student writing on the wall project
Writing with Teens

Before I discovered mixed-media art in 2015, I played with words. Lots of words. And over my 27 years teaching middle, high school, adult students, and fellow teachers, I infused my teaching with plenty o' writing & wordplay.

Imagine their surprise to discover words were really fun... just like kindergarten all over again when we stripped back the rules.

mixed media art with a found word story
Words + Colors

The discovery of 'colors' helped me cope during a difficult life event in 2015 as I struggled to find the words to express what I was feeling.

Little by little, my writing voice began to return - to tell my stories - sometimes veiled in nonsensical narrative while other times, raw and palpable.

My art found its way to the people who needed it as they fought their own fights, needed a bit of whimsy, or found inspiration in the messages.

mixed media journal with 'found words' that say
Art -> Journals

In 2018, I began to dabble in creative journaling, not sure what the interest was, but willing to give it a try.

Soon, my mixed-media art filled pages of vintage books and eventually, pages I created.

I shared my sideways journey into journal making in Stampington's Art Journaling magazine, Summer 2020.

From altered book journals to handcrafted mixed-media journals, my style has evolved into Life Story journals, known for their bright colors and microstories ~ tiny life stories with BIG impact ~

often told in fewer than five words... both shared and invited ... in the form of "Found Words."

Are you in?

Tell your story.

Because it matters. ´╗┐