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Entries in journaling (23)


Art Journal Love - No Surprise...


Art Journal Love...Sanibel


Life Book Registration is Open!



LIFE BOOK 2015 registration opens TODAY!

Want to know more?   Check out all the details HERE along with a full schedule of all the lessons!

I hope to see you there!

 In January, I will be presenting my bonus:  “Playing Tag” -  Join me as we choose a word for the year and create an artsy tag to remind us of our intention.  Hang it in your studio or tuck it into your planner or journal.  And, in Celebration of New Beginnings, download a colorful digital collage sheet made for you by me! 

In September, I will be presenting a mixed media lesson:  “From Here to There” - Open your heart and creative mind, putting aside your fears and collage and paint with me while I guide you through my approach to art journaling.  We will blend color and add design elements through my rule-breaking methods with prompts to keep you inspired and motivated.



Art Journaling Video and a Giveaway...


I have a new Watch the Process video to share of me creating a journal page.  I used two stencils on the page that I would like to giveaway: The Crafter's Workshop Four Ferns and Onion SkinI have two sets and all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by Saturday, September 27 at 7:00PM.  The giveaway is open to everyone and winners will be announced by 10:00PM on 9/27.  I hope you enjoy the video!

PS - That cute little flower bracelet I am wearing was made by my friend Rae Missigman!

Have a  blessed day!









Art Journal Love - Autumn...


The Uni-ball Signo Broad Pen - A Must Have

One of my favorite journal artists, Kira Harding has done it again!  She has discovered an awesome doodle and journal pen and after reading her post HERE about it, I quickly jumped all over it.

I stalked my UPS guy on delivery day, his name is Mark, and tore the box open immediately to reaveal a box of beautiful (these guys are pretty) Uni-ball Signo Broad Um-153 Gel Ink Pens!  I popped off the cap and gave one a test drive.  Oh, boy!  I even did a "blur" test and brushed some water over my doodle marks. truly is waterproof!  And if that wasn't enough, it writes over dried paint with ease!  The pens are a little pricey on their own but a box of 12 drops the price down about 50% off each pen!

Have a  blessed day!




I'm Working On This...

I was inspired this past weekend by a post on the Journal Girl blog!  Kira arrived at the studio to find a note left for her by an artist friend. It was on her art table and simply asked: "What are you working on?"  I am responding to that with this post.  I don't often "show" myself working in the studio deep in the process of creating. I am back to working more faithfully in my art journals.  It gives me a place to design and develop ideas for future projects and this day was a good day.  So, some insight...the things that aren't so obvious:

•I watched/listened to the maraton run of The Librarian while I worked.

•It was pouring rain all day and I felt super cozy inside the studio.

•I ate boiled peanut hummus for a snack.


What are you working on right now?


Digi IPad Art Journaling...

I created this digi page in ArtRage and Procreate on the IPad. I imported the text/words and added lots of layers to blend it all together. I use the Sensu Brush and love it!


Blooming Digi...

I am still practicing my mad digital skills on the IPad...Ha! Ha!  It is starting to feel more comfortable and I am getting used to the brushes and settings.  I feel a new line of Paperbag Studios mixed media rubber stamps coming on!!  For this simple page I used Procreate and ArtRage.  Still haven't decided which one is my favorite yet. See those cool splatters? Those are available as an add-on in Procreate.  I would LOVE to see those added in ArtRage!  Have you given digi a try on the IPad?  What are your favorite applications?

Also, I am in LOVE with the Sensu Brush & Stylus! It is a quality brush and stylus in one.  I like being able to flip back-and-forth between the stylus tip and brush tip and I am amazed at how natural the brush tip feels.

Have a  blessed day!





Art Journal Love - FANCY THAT...


Art Journal Love - REACHING...

Acrylic paint, spray inks, pencil, white pen and black pen.


Art Journal Love - SPACED...

Acrylic ink, dye inks, sewing machine, collage papers, shipping tag, Pitt Pen, Small Circle rubber stamp by Paperbag Studios, various stencils by The Crafter's Workshop and Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate.


Art Journal Peek...

Sketching, stamping and washi tape...almost finished!


Art Journal Love - WHEN...


Acrylic ink, dye inks, circle foam stamp (Claudine Hellmuth), washi tape, oil pastels, collage papers, stabilo pencil, Pitt Pen, Arrow and Thursday stamps (Pam Garrison) and small circle stamp (Paperbag Studios).


Art Journaling with the Gelli Plate...

Acrylic ink, dye inks, sewing machine, flower foam stamp (Claudine Hellmuth), washi tape, stabilo pencil, Pitt Pen, Arrow stamp (Pam Garrison), various stencils by The Crafter's Workshop and Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate.