Friday, March 13, 2015

Create for the One Who Made me - my new book!

Hello Lovelies!

I'm so excited to reveal the cover of my new book, Create for the One Who Made Me. My book will be available soon on Amazon but I'd appreciate it so much if you purchased through my Createspace Store. I also have some signed copies in my etsy shop.

Create for the One who made me is a book about prayers, poems, and paint. Mindy believes that through stillness we access the voice of God...residing in us all. Through surrendering to the process of painting, stillness is achieved. Let's explore the voice inside us that believes we can create and are powerful creative energies.

I also share with you, my journaling process through an exclusive video demonstration. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Art Journaling the Magic at Disneyland

I returned home from a trip to Disneyland last week. I'm still reeling with excitement that I even get to teach at Disneyland!! A dream I never even thought possible until Tangie contacts me in late 2013 with the news that she's putting together a journaling retreat IN Disneyland.

This trip was our 3rd Art Journaling the Magic hosted by my super talented friend Tangie Baxter. I'm so excited to say that we are doing another one later this year! News and a new website is coming very soon so stay tuned!

Tim and I arrived a couple days before the journaling retreat began so that we could have some time to ourselves to play on our own. We soaked up the sun....75 degrees! ... (at home it was snowing.)
We had a blast just laying by the pool and really taking our time savoring each moment of the parks. I made dinner reservations at two restaurants we'd never been to before....Blue Bayou and Carthay Circle.

Blue Bayou is over in New Orleans Square in Disneyland and is inside part of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. The theming is over the top. The crickets are chirping....I tell ya, Disney goes all out when it comes to the details.

Here are more photos that I took during our trip. I hope you enjoy! and I hope you'll join us for the next Art Journaling the Magic!

You can follow AJTM on instagram: @artjournalingthemagic

Disney's California Adventure Park

I would wake up to this view of Disney's California Adventure off our balcony.
I loved to see the park start to come alive and the workers busy to create magic.
Then to hear all the screams and laughter was such a treat.
(This room is at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa)

 My own version of Queen Elsa.
It's hard not getting inspired to paint imagery from Frozen.

This is me and my husband Tim before he talked me into riding the swings....
I guess it had been a while since I rode them because I was terrified of slipping out 
the entire time. I can ride just about any roller coaster out there but there was something
fragile and scary about these swings. At least they played the William Tell Overture while we were flung around!!

 loved these Jellyfish girl costumes so much I just had to paint them
(from the Pixar Parade at DCA)
prints available here

 Frozen has taken over parts of DCA

Dinner at Carthay Circle
I had chicken ravioli and the yummiest fried cheesy biscuits.
This restaurant is themed after the theatre that first premiered Disney's first full
length feature film, Snow White.

Marc Davis Ice Queen
These watercolor paintings are what inspired the movie Frozen.

Art in Disneyana Gallery

Ok, so apparently anyone can hop on these old timey cars on Main Street that takes you down to Tomorrowland in style. I had no idea! That's the cool thing about hanging out with Dave and Tangie Baxter.....they know all the little secrets.

this is for you, Sarah!

We are about to do some sketching in our journals while riding It's a Small World! 

so fun!!

Marc Davis inspired "Snow queen"

Friday, March 6, 2015

Broken Gift Illuminated

I drank up the stars with the permission of the moon. I gazed down at my brokenness and there they were able to shine. I hold the light within me....finally bursting forth with forgiveness, love, thankfulness. The broken gift can now be free to illuminate the real Me.

original sold

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Spirit energy

I want to paint something I've never painted before.
I want to make bold brush strokes up against the meandering vulnerable line of charcoal.
I want to make scribble marks from my 3 year old self.
I long to listen and welcome fear only to squash it by pushing forward.
I want to show up every day.
I long to work and muddle and mess it up...only to bear witness to miracles. To discovery.
Embracing fear...kissing it on the cheek goodbye.

There is aliveness in moving paint.
There is awakening and spirit energy.
Dancing together with color.
Creativity overcomes.
It brings light where there was only darkness.
Rainbow reflections in water.
A simple morning
Fleeting but sweet

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Truth has a name

Truth has a name

His Sovereign hands light my journey
This darkness of life, I no longer have to fear

His voice is heard. I the sheep. He the Shepard.
He speaks to me in dreams.
Somewhere in the thin air of sleep and awake-ness the spirit energy is alive
I reach for the words, the images, the closeness
I long to write. I long to paint.

Because of Truth.....
my freedom energy lies still in the grass, Face upturned to the One who sent me.
He knows my name.
He creates in me, Peace.
He creates in me, creativity.
He creates in me, Love.
He creates in me, Hope.
He creates in me, Freedom.

Truth has a name. And his name is Jesus.
For this Truth, I live.
For this Truth, I glorify.
For this Truth, I become more me.
For this Truth, I give.
For this Truth, is the reason I will never truly die.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Paper Hearts blog hop

I'm so honored and thrilled to be a part of Courtney Walsh's blog hop for her new novel, Paper Hearts. I have only read the first couple of chapters so far, but I think it offers a sweet, tender look into love....

Thank you Courtney for inviting me to be a part of this beautiful release. I'm so excited to see it nestled in the hands of so many. And such a perfect time to start....right here at Valentine's day!

You can get your copy here

check out the book trailer here:

Here is what I created to celebrate Courtney's new book....
Paper hearts journal page:

and a sneak peek into creating....

I'm excited to participate in the #shareyourheart campaign and especially excited because you have a chance to WIN a pretty awesome prize! All you have to do is find Courtney on Facebook (, and SHARE the Paper Hearts Book Trailer with your friends...Then enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway below! That's it, easy as pie! 

Here is the list of amazing blog hoppers:

February 8:
Scrapbooking & Cards Today      Jennifer McGuire
February 9:
February 10:
Mindy Lacefield
February 11:
Brave Girls Club/Kathy Wilkins
Tyndale/Crazy 4 Fiction
February 12:
February 13:

Monday, January 26, 2015

Congrats!! Permission to Play giveaway winner

Congrats to Anna Maria Stone! you have won the Permission to Play giveaway. Thank you dear girl and all the others who have helped me spread the word about this new class offering. Hand-to-heart-grateful for all of you!!

Anna Maria, I have sent you an invitation to the classroom.