FREE – Journal CLASS using online videos for (adults/kids) information:

I believe a #creative life is a happy life and I’ve discovered that using the expressive arts when creating in a journal or intuitive painting can be very therapeutic especially during stressful times in my life. This is the reason I opened my business Soulful heART Studio in Rolesville, North Carolina.  Click on ABOUT page for more information about me.

Right now, within just a few weeks it seems our entire world has turned upside down. Business and schools are closed. Families and communities are anxious of the unknown. Everyone is trying to adjust to this new reality by staying safe and calm (mentally and physically) but each day seems to become more difficult. Based upon this serious health crisis, I made the decision last week to cancel my studio in-person classes, workshops and retreats until further notice.

I know that whenever things are not going well in my world creating in my art journals has always helped me feel better. So, I’ve decided to share some of my art journal creativity experiences using online videos posted on my business Facebook page and, my introduction video will be posted tomorrow.  Click on Facebook icon above to view video.

I will offer these videos with journal prompts for adults and videos for kids teaching them Elements of Art (see schedule below).  Their are no expectations while journaling… nothing has to be perfect, you don’t have to finish a page, your page doesn’t have to look like my example, you can use paint to cover up a page, or collage something over it.  YOU… can use the prompts below, make up your own prompts, or don’t even use a prompt.  The goal is just to EXPRESS yourself by letting emotions out on paper.  EMOTIONS are (energy in motion).

No art experience necessary to participate in these journal classes.  There’s no right or wrong way to journal and I encourage ALL students to not listen to their inner critic (that judging voice that we’ve all heard).  You are giving yourself permission to enjoy the journal creative process: adding words, paint, collage items, stencils, stamps or drawing.  I’m an experienced retired visual arts teacher certified K-12.  However, I’m not experienced at creating videos.   I’m willing to try teaching online and hope you’ll be patient as this will be a learning curve for me. 

I believe living a creative life isn’t just Visual Arts but also includes Fiber Arts, Writing, Cooking, Gardening, Photography, Music and Dancing, etc. If you’d like to share your journal pages or other creative endeavors you’re doing during this time that would be AWESOME.  Share photos under the particular video you watched on my business page and use hashtag #creativelifehappylife.

Feel free to share this CREATIVE offer with anyone you think might be interested.

Basic Supplies for Journaling:

⦁ Paper
⦁ Pencils
⦁ Pens
⦁ Markers
⦁ Crayons
⦁ Paint (acrylic, tempera, watercolor)
⦁ Color pencils
⦁ Glue sticks, Elmers glue or Gel Medium
⦁ Magazines
⦁ Stickers
⦁ Construction paper
⦁ Scissors
⦁ Ribbons, fibers, etc.

Prompts for Adult Journaling:

1. Look at those clouds
2. Lighting the way
3. Close your eyes and wish upon a star
4. Time is love
5. Kindness matters
6. Butterflies dancing
7. Circles and spirals go for a walk
8. Blue and purple patterns
9. Hope for the heart and soul
10. Magical birds in garden
11. Dancing in the park
12. Love the ones you got
13. Trees dancing in the forest
14. A perfect day with rainbows
15. Singing in the rain
16. Dragonfly daydreams
17. Happy time at beach or lake
18. Perfect dream vacation
19. Favorite flowers in my bouquet
20. I’ve always wanted to…
21. My happiest day…
22. Silly things we do when it snows
23. Wild things seen in a forest
24. Yellow submarine and purple fish
25. How does eating ice cream make you feel?


Prompts for Kids Elements of Art Lessons:

⦁ Line lesson (video 1)
⦁ Line activity (video 2)
⦁ Shape lesson (video 3)
⦁ Shape activity (video 4)
⦁ Color lesson (video 5)
⦁ Color activity (video 6)
⦁ Value lesson (video 7)
⦁ Value activity (video 8)
⦁ Form lesson (video 9)
⦁ Form activity (video 10)
⦁ Texture lesson (video 11)
⦁ Texture activity (video 12)
⦁ Space lesson (video 13)
⦁ Space activity (video 14)

Facebook Video Schedule:

Schedule may be subject to change since that seems to be the world we live in at this time. Videos will be labeled with the prompt for (Adult)… and labeled with lesson or activity for (Kids) with dates below and hashtag #creativelifehappylife. 
 (CLICK Facebook icon above to view videos)… You do not have to friend me, you can just follow my business page and sign up to receive notifications. 

⦁ Monday, March 23
⦁ Thursday, March 26
⦁ Monday, March 30
⦁ Thursday, April 2
⦁ Monday, April 6
⦁ Thursday, April 9

Further dates will be added later.

Reflecting back on my journal practice for over 30 years, I realize that I’ve used different types and sizes of journals writing my thoughts, worries, or concerns.  I’ve wrote things in journals that I never wanted to say out loud to anyone expressing my feelings in a safe container (journal) where I could paint, collage, over the words or even rip out pages and burn in a bonfire. I’ve used journals to make lists of dreams or adventures… putting words on paper seemed to set a chain of events in motion where many dreams came true.

I know that many are worried about the future of our world and I totally understand. However, I have a deep faith and believe that if we all work together by being kind to one another that LOVE and COMPASSION will ultimately win in the end. I practice living in the moment daily and know in my heart and soul… that LIFE will always go on. 

Click on FACEBOOK icon above to view my intro video about this FREE journal class I’m offering to the community.





Feb. 27  (6 spaces) PURCHASE  TICKET  – $45





When no space available, CLASS marked SOLD OUT.

PURCHASE DISCOUNT TICKETS   $170 = 4 tickets can be used for other classes

LOCATION:  Soulful heART Studio, 505 East Young Street, Rolesville, NC  27571

SUPPLIES provided.

Soulful heART Painting is an expressive arts INTUITIVE PROCESS painting class where students experience a peaceful and meditative environment where you’ll practice following the energy of your emotions using paper and paint.  This painting practice shows you how to “let go of things that get in the way of your full creative expression like perfectionism, comparison and the need for external approval. It supports you in claiming the courage to explore and experiment, to make things up and take outrageous creative risks”.

Painting experience isn’t necessary for you to have a meaningful, fun and creative time.  When you begin the process of intuitive painting, your heART and soul will help you tap into a portal of creativity finding the path to your own creative source and, give you a way to fearlessly explore unknown aspects of yourself using your favorite colors and a paint brush.

Click here (FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions about Intuitive Painting

Click here to watch a class video 




Feb. 5  (6 spaces) PURCHASE  TICKET  – $45

Feb. 19  (6 spaces) PURCHASE  TICKET  – $45                 

Mar. 4 (4 spaces) PURCHASE  TICKET  – $45                   




When no space available, CLASS marked SOLD OUT.

PURCHASE DISCOUNT TICKETS   $170 = 4 tickets can be used for other classes

SUPPLIES:  Bring a MIXED MEDIA JOURNAL (other supplies provided)

LOCATION:  Soulful heART Studio, 507 East Young Street, Rolesville, NC  27571

Click here for (FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions about Journaling Classes 

Click here to watch a class video 



USECONTACT page to send message regarding the type of art process you’re interested in (i.e., PAINTING, JOURNALING, DRAWING) and to schedule DATE/time for private lessons.

SUPPLIES:  Bring Mixed MEDIA JOURNAL (other supplies provided)

LOCATION:  Soulful heART Studio, 507 East Young Street, Rolesville, NC  27571


PURCHASE DISCOUNT TICKETS   $170 = 4 discount tickets

Click here for (FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions about Private Lessons


Rolesville NC (Parks/Rec) ARTS Program – 105 A West Young Street location

WINTER/SPRING 2020 Schedule

ADULT: Classes/Programs

Click here to register or call Rolesville Parks & Rec at (919) 554-6582

JANUARY 15th 10am – 12pm

Intuitive Process Painting – Soulful heART Workshop



FEBRUARY 19th 10am – 12pm 

heART Journaling – Soulful heART Workshop


MARCH 25th 10am – 12pm   (CLASS CANCELLED)

Abstract Expressionism Painting – Soulful heART Workshop


APRIL 15th 10am – 12pm

Intuitive Process Painting – Soulful heART Workshop


MAY 20th 10am – 12pm

Mandala Painting – Soulful heART Workshop



JUNE 10th 10am – 12pm

Flag Painting – Soulful heART Workshop