Journals, Toast and Being Vulnerable

Ocean September 27


There was a lot of computer work this weekend – still creative work, but not all that exciting for visuals, so Saturday and Sunday are rolled into one post.

My newest project is a series of Art Prayer Journals. Some will be scripture-based and some will use other forms of inspiration. I’m working on two versions of each:

  • a limited edition, hand-sewn, handmade journal with heavy writing and drawing paper; blank pages for your own journaling intermixed with professionally printed images and quotes from my work
  • a beautiful standard edition, also with a mix of blank journaling pages and printed images, affordable and professionally published

Both will be available in October and in plenty of time for holiday gift-giving.

Art Prayer Journal by L.A. Kmen


I have a toast addiction. I’m obsessed with Ezekiel sprouted grain bread, and it’s one of my favorite sneaky protein sources.

When people find out I’m vegan, the number one thing they bring up (after they tell me about everyone they’ve ever known who tried being vegan or vegetarian and then lost all their hair ????) is their curiosity about how in the world I get any protein.

I eat a lot of protein-rich foods overall, but I love sprouted grain bread for an extra boost. I cover it with hummus and slightly steamed arugula, smother it with avocado or add some tofu and mushrooms – all with a little hot sauce.

If you haven’t checked out sprouted grains, you can read about their benefits here on the Food For Life site.

Toast with Hummus and ArugulaToast with Mushrooms and Tofu









And for my motivation today, a re-listen to one of my favorite Ted talk presenters…

“Brené Brown studies human connection; our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.” – from the site.

Click here for the link to her talk “The Power of Vulnerability.”