Brown’s Park in Laguna Beach

Brown’s Park in Laguna Beach

This is Brown’s Park in downtown North Laguna Beach. It is an enchanting oasis tucked somewhere between Wyland Galleries and The Cliff Restaurant. It is easily missed if you’re not paying attention and a pleasant surprise if you chance upon it unexpectedly. It offers...
The Top of the World

The Top of the World

Sometimes, when you wander aimlessly, you end up at the top of the world. Maybe not the best place for an acrophobic like me, but I’m trying to be brave here. We’re at Alta Laguna Park, colloquially known as “Top of the World”. Troy and I...
The Artist Date and Peppertree Lane

The Artist Date and Peppertree Lane

I’m rereading Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way” and taking a pledge to incorporate her two tools for creative recovery – the morning pages and artist date – into my daily and weekly rituals. I’ve been doing morning...
A Mini Journal Project

A Mini Journal Project

I found this small, unused, Arabic datebook in a used bookstore which I thought would be great reworked into a new handmade journal. The pages were 4.75 x 4.25 in. and made of cover-weight kraft paper, half-lined and half-illustrated. The lined half, I thought, is...

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