Monday, September 4, 2017

Bella Grace Blog Hop

Do you ever have writers block or any creative block?
Here are some ways to overcome creative blocks.
Try another creative endeavor for a few days, here are a few suggestions;
                If you normally write articles, try writing an imaginative short story or poem.  Start a local interest blog and share with your friends on social media.
Make a shadow box out of nature items or found objects. Upcycle a tin or use an old drawer or small cereal box.
If you’re a painter, try sculpting!  If you love to draw, try knitting.  If you enjoy sewing, get involved with your community and make some lap blankets for a local children’s hospital or nursing home.
Take photos of mundane items around your house or neighborhood.  If you get a couple of good shots, share with friends or on social media.  Try using old photos to make a collage as a gift for a coworker or your favorite barista.
Put on some of your favorite music and dance.
Turn up iTunes/Pandora/Spotify and sing!
Play an instrument.  Most people have a few instruments in closets or cupboards, if you don’t have one, borrow one.
If you live in the city; take a long drive to the country to see new sights.  If you live in the country; visit the library / art center / museum in a town nearby.
If you’re always busy doing too much, find quiet time for yourself.  Read a favorite book from your childhood.  Go out to see the moon every evening or the stars early in the morning. 
If you love to bake, bake a little extra and deliver to neighbors or friends.
Host a ‘talent party’, have everyone bring finger foods to share.  Make this a yearly event.
Give yourself time to breathe.
Be kind.  Be creative.

Judy Wood
Mixed Media Artist / Poet

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

* the day we became the rain * a book of micropoetry by judy wood

My book of micropoetry is now available (500 very short poems).  Please contact me if interested (see blog post below for specifics).  I've had some lovely reviews by some of my favorite people and authors!  I've inspired a few friends and family members to begin writing micropoetry.  You can follow me on twitter @aztreasures or find me on Facebook!  My ten word micropoetry is being featured in an online art class beginning in August 2016.  I'd like to thank Ivy Newport for her encouragement! 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Coffee Cozy

This is a simple DIY project using 12x12 scrapbook paper and an up cycled cup holder from your favorite coffee shop.  You can add seasonal papers or use generic paper for any occasion.  A coffee cozy makes a great gift for friends or even for your favorite barista!  (My favorite barista orders more from me because her daughter keeps taking hers to give to friends).

Unglue your cup holder and use as a pattern to cut paper to size.  I can get 4-5 cozy's from one 12x12 piece of scrapbook paper. Trace your pattern, cut paper to fit, then glue flat. Add a little glue on the end to recreate the 'circle', hold or clamp lightly and let dry. Add inks, glitter glue, stickers, lace, or ribbon to decorate.  ENJOY!

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

* the day we became the rain *

I've written over 400 micro poems in less than two years.  This summer, I am working on a book of micropoetry titled * the day we became the rain *.  The book is progressing nicely, and I am hoping to e-publish soon.  Many of the poems became titles for my mixed media work.

* thoughts carried away on butterfly wings * 
by j.wood
#micropoetry #sixwords #mixedmedia

                                                   * our lives defined by perfect moments *
by j.wood
#micropoetry #sixwords #mixedmedia

follow me on Twitter at @aztreasures

If you'd like to order a copy of my micro poetry chapbook, please send me an email at $6.50, includes shipping (shipping costs $4.00).  
I will be using a PayPal account for payment.  Thank you!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Altered Artwork ~ Collaboration with Joanna Grant and Judy Wood

This week I had the opportunity to collaborate with an artist friend who lives in Canada!  We exchanged artwork and altered each others piece. 

Check out her blog at

Joanna uses a variety of collage methods and Gelli prints.

To alter her piece, I used tissue paper, matte medium, acrylic paint, and a Sharpie marker. 

Thanks Joanna!  That was fun!  Let's do this again soon! 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Rose Petals


The ginger haired bride looks
stately and stunning
all dressed in white lace
The crowd stands
as she enters the room
I feel the music
and count my steps
as the aroma of roses and vanilla
fills the air
I softly drop
pink and white rose petals
and wait
Vows are spoken
in hushed tones
I stand so still
in my shiny white shoes
trying not to fidget
I look down at my basket
and see more petals
The music begins again
a joyful tune
It’s my time to shine
big brown eyes
effervescent smile
In one expressive moment
I toss hands full of petals
high in the air
The crowd of onlookers
giggles softly
I walk proudly to the door
turn and curtsey
as the bride winks, smiles
then kisses me
on the top of my head

Poem by Judy Wood Spring 2012