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artist, writer, teacher, photographer, mama, expressive arts coach
Interests: creativity, spirituality, healthy relationships, book arts, art supplies, photography, nature, hiking, education, wellness
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Here's a summary of our June Visual Journal Collective meeting, where we had fun making paper toy Cootie Catchers! We've got peeks into journals and the MCBA Shop, too! It's time to get inspired! You and your creativity matter. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Orange Spiral Arts
Hi Chris, I am so glad you entered. These journals are so wonderful! I know you'd make good use of them! Cheers, Briana
Enter to win a $75 gift certificate to Rag and Bone Bindery! See post at for details. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Orange Spiral Arts
Exciting announcement: I am a brand ambassador for Rag and Bone Bindery, and I have a new series of blog posts in the works. Part of the fun is that I am able to offer a $75 gift certificate as a giveaway! Take a look for more details. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Orange Spiral Arts
Would you like to see some Gelli prints made at our latest Visual Journal Collective meeting at MCBA? Please read on, and enjoy the inspiration! Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2018 at Orange Spiral Arts
Creativity and Expressive Arts Workshop on Sunday, May 6, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota is all about exploring the chakra system. We will integrate mind, body, and spirit, learn about the chakras, and decorate our journals in rainbow colors. Be seen, heard, and accepted as you are right now. You and your creativity matter! Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at Orange Spiral Arts
Take a look inside the February Visual Journal Collective meeting at the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts. We created Mail Art postcards, and it was a blast! Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2018 at Orange Spiral Arts
“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” ― Osho We are all born creative. Discover who you are on the spiral path. In a safe and supportive environment, you'll be invited to explore your deeper self and your inner artist. Feel loved, supported, and accepted, as you open up and share pieces of you. Join us monthly, or as your schedule allows for the NEW Creativity and Expressive Arts Workshops in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2018 at Orange Spiral Arts
Hi Stephanie, Thanks for visiting and for your comment. That makes sense about using the Paper Artsy stamps with an acrylic block. Thanks for the tip! Cheers to you, Briana
Get inspiration and learn how to carve your own set of zodiac signs, planets, and moon phase stamps to use in your creative projects! Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at Orange Spiral Arts
I am honored to be part of the Painting the Feminine Fall Student Show! You're invited to take look online. Please approach this work with lovingkindness, as it is deep and meaningful for the participants. Thank you! Sending blessings to you! Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at Orange Spiral Arts
Hi Lynn, Yes, most definitely! Thanks for asking. You are always welcome to share posts that you find helpful or inspiring. I say the more art making happening, the better! Kind Regards, Briana
Found objects are full of untold stories. Molly Anthony of the Found Art Walk is passionate about collecting found objects and using them in her art journal. Come see what this guest artist taught us at the July 2017 Visual Journal Collective meeting at the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts! Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Orange Spiral Arts
21 Secrets Flashback Sale starts TODAY through WEDNESDAY, JULY 5TH. Save $21 on these invaluable art journaling and mixed media art resources! Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Orange Spiral Arts
Briana added a favorite at Expressive Art Inspirations
Jun 27, 2017
Make a simple folded book to carry with you this season! Enjoy this free tutorial! May it inspire you to play around and get creative. Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at Orange Spiral Arts
Hi Lynda, I am so glad you enjoyed this post! Thank you so much for your comment. I loved reading it! Cheers, Briana
If your day needs to be brightened with a little color, here are some pics of my latest journal pages! Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Orange Spiral Arts
You're welcome, Chris! I am so glad you might join the fun! Bring your cards to our VJC June meeting, if you care to. I'd love to see! Have a great rest of the weekend! -Briana
Is your creative muse tapping you on the shoulder? Here's some inspiration for getting started on some fun and easy projects! Have a great day! Enjoy! (PS I just love art and artists, don't you?) Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Orange Spiral Arts
I love your insights about the project, Julie. Thanks so much for sharing.
Hi Chris, I am so glad you are coming to the Visual Journal Collective. I love, love, love seeing all of the great journals you are working on. See you next time! Blessings, Briana
Hi Nell, Thanks so much for stopping by to read the post. We welcome you with open arms whenever you can make it next to the Visual Journal Collective. May the class you are teaching be fulfilling and fantastic! See you after mid-June! Blessings, Briana
Not able to attend the April meeting for the Visual Journal Collective? No worries, I've got you covered. Take a peek at some inspiring journals and favorite tools used by participating artists. Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Orange Spiral Arts
Thank you, kindly, Joy! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day! -Briana