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Chicago area, Illinois, United States
I'm a self taught Mixed Media Artist, I Love to take various art classes. I enjoy being with my friends and family. I'm retired and loving every minute of it

Saturday, September 17, 2011


Now What?  I made all of this stuff for a craft show which was cancelled.  I need to figure out a
way to sell them.  Any ideas?

Monday, September 12, 2011


Issue # 285
September 12, 2011
Highlights of this issue:

Quotation of the Week

All journeys have secret destinations
of which the traveler is unaware.

--- Martin Buber

Soul Friends
The Voice of a Different Kindred Spirit Each Week
Kindred Spirits MemberHarriet ReeseAurora, Illinois

After my husband passed away, I was searching for a new meaning to life.

I accidently came across Seena's book and I knew "SoulCollage" was for me.

It was a perfect way to incorporate my love of collage and my need to find my life purpose.

Little did I know, it would also help with my grieving (see below).

After making my first card, I knew I was hooked! I was in total awe of the process and how it made me connect to my sub-conscious and how it made me aware of deep rooted issues and feelings. Often, I would look at my finished card and wonder where it came from. ME OF COURSE!

SoulCollage® has been in my life for eight years and I intend to continue using it forever. I have participated in a few gatherings and I've shared the process with many of my friends.

I love searching for images. My collection has grown by leaps and bounds and I know it will keep on growing. I'm sure every image I have cut out has a message not yet understood or discovered.

My best advice for anyone just starting out is to LET GO AND LET GOD! Quiet your inner critic and trust yourself.

Here are 2 of my SoulCollage® cards:


I am the one who needs to mourn.
I am the one who needs to break down.
I am the one who needs to show the world I CAN cry.
I am the one who needs to say good-bye.


I am the one always searching for the truth.
I am the one who needs to explore.
I am the one who needs to know.
I am the one who needs answers.
I am the one who is forever on a quest for the hidden.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Auntie Harriet and Leo

Had my family over yesterday.  Lots of food and fun! 
Check out Leo's eyes!   So big and round.  He's a beautiful child.
It feels good to hold a baby.  It's been a long time.