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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.




Creative Journaling Workshop – sample


A photo from my personal journal using prompts during the Creative Journaling Workshop series with Jean E. Tait. Response was good and I had lots of fun co-facilitating.

The prompts we used were designed to get participants to connect with different parts of themselves. This prompt was simply”Your Hands”:



DLP – Art Journal Page Week 13


Another mixed media journal page with prompts from Art in the 5th Academy (part of their Documented Life Project series).

Background using Inktense blocks; Inktense pencils used throughout, along with shimmery calligraphy ink (I love using this ink because it’s permanent once dry).


Week 13

Creative Visual Journaling Workshop


Upcoming Creative Visual Journaling Workshop in the Spruce Grove/Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) area for NOVEMBER 2015.

Click on the link below and it will open up the workshop page (I couldn’t get the page to load fully here) with all the info, including how to get your deposit/payment in:

The Practice of Creative Visual Journaling

Spaces are limited so if you’re interested contact Jean (preferably), or Radka ASAP!

Creative journaling takes traditional (written) journaling to a whole new level of creativity, expression, and fun! And guess what? No art experience required!!

Looking forward to creating with you!


Piece of Journal Page

* the image on info sheet (link) is courtesy of Jean E. Tait and cannot be reproduced, copied or shared without her written consent.

DLP Journal Prompt: Week 9


I’m currently playing catch-up with online journal prompts from Art to the 5th Academy for the Documented Life Project (2015). This is week 9.

Art Challenge: Using at least five layers
Journal Prompt: “Give Me a High Five”

Layers included collage, acrylic paints, intense ink pencils, stamps, stencils, paint splatters, doodles, calligraphy ink (gold – too bad it doesn’t show up in the pic; it’s really sparkly!).


DLP Week 9

Coming or Going?


Summer 2015.

We live on an acreage, and I delight in discovering the multitude of critters – big and small – that visit us on a regular basis. Maybe not really visiting; after all they do live here. I’m just happy that they come out of hiding once in awhile so I can “meet” them in “person”.

Here’s a fuzzy yellow caterpillar that found its way onto the back porch. No idea what kind of butterfly or moth it will grow up to be (if you have any idea, please feel free to share!). It was on the move, and this is the last of it before it went over the deck railing.


Hello or Goodbye

Fuzzy Visitor

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