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Something Different


Some time ago …..

I’m always looking for something new to work with in my journal and sometimes¬† the most unexpected things show up. Like when I decided I needed to sharpen most of my inktense pencils.¬† I use them a LOT; I love the brightness of the colours and how easy they are to work with.

Anyway, the trash can was out of reach so I sharpened the pencils directly onto my journal page. Once done, I had an idea. What if I removed all the wood bits, leaving behind just the colours…and then spritzed with water?

Here’s what happened:


InkTense shavings


Drop the Excess Baggage


November 22, 2019

This journal page was inspired by the bold colours used by mixed media artist Nimah Baly (I love her work!).

Letting go of excess baggage allows us to embrace the fun, happy, and lighter side of life. If you’re worried about something you can’t fix, then it’s time to let it go.

Focus on the things that make you smile. For me, those things include animals, nature, good friends, and a good cup of coffee.




Hello World!


After many years of being in the healing arts, I’ve switched gears a little and have added another modality to the work I do – Creative Journaling.

Everyone knows about journaling – about writing down thoughts, ideas, emotions, events in a blank book. It’s a fabulous method for sorting through our stuff, and the insights gleaned can be life-changing. That, and it’s nice to have life events written down somewhere, because the mind doesn’t always remember past things!

So what is Creative Journaling? It’s a smash-up of art, scrap-booking, and journaling – all in one book. The beauty of this kind of journaling is that it doesn’t require lots of words to be written down. That can (and does) happen, but often just by using colour, old photos, quotes, etc. a LOT can be said.

That, and it’s fun. And, it gets the creative juices going. And, if practiced regularly (even daily), it helps to reconnect us with our Spirit – that greater part of our Self that knows (better than us!) what is going on, where we’re going, and ultimately how things might turn out.

Simply, it connects us to our intuitive voice – our internal guidance system – and when that part of us is activated, wow – great things can manifest in our lives because, when we listen to that inner voice (our heart – not our head), it guides us to places we couldn’t even have imagined we could go.

So hopefully this blog (which is going to be all about Creative Journaling) inspires you to grab your journal, some pencils, crayons, markers, paints (or whatever medium you want to use), and go create!

Much love,
Radka (Artsy Radish) xoxo


Beginings. 2015-01-27