Friday, January 29, 2016

Be Still 3 Tiered Journal

Front cover.
Be Still Little Lovlie 
3 tier journal

Inside pages.
More pages. Texture!
More. Sewn details abound.
Dyed. Painted. Lightly collaged.
Detail.
Hand made cording for binding.
Back cover.
Little lovlie indeed. 
xoxoxox










Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Little Lovlies

Little Lovlies.
Tiny Journals 
with 
Big Hearts.

Layers and texture.
Stitched embellishments.
Pages lay flat for easy journaling.
300lb watercolor paper that will hold up
to anything you might want to add to the pages.
It's a sturdy wee journal with a big and strong heart. 
This wee journal won't let you down.

I started making these last weekend.
I put them into my Etsy and before I could really share them anywhere else they were gone so I am busy making more of them and as I was thinking about them, I was smacked with a pretty huge dose of inspiration. 

Some of you might remember this journal.
I created it in Mary Ann Moss's 
Full Tilt Boogie class many years ago
using covers from a vintage photo album.
It's 17" tall so I decided I'd bind it 
with 3 sets of signatures that could be opened
independently of each other. It's a big
journal with over 300 pages. 

I've been asked several times to make more of them for my Etsy but to be honest, it was a lot of work and I have not had the desire to make another one. 

Over the weekend though as i was making my wee 'little lovelies, an idea began to form of making a 3 tiered version in the style of the above journal only on a much smaller scale. 
Totally doable and will be available at a very gentle price
when they are done. 

So making these
have become my current obsession.




Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Surprises Coming In 2016

A new year is like a blank canvas and wondering what to do with it, where to start, how to begin, wondering how to bring the canvas to life and what it needs. It can be exciting and sometimes a little scary. I've got a few surprises up my sleeves for 2016. I can't reveal them just yet but soon. 

In the meantime I've been busy making journals and sending them out into the world. A few of these are still available in my Etsy shop; link is in the side bar if you'd like to adopt one.

I also was honored to have been a contributor to Stampington's newest publication The Coloring Studio which is now available. 

I've decided to keep my 2 on-line classes at their holiday discounted rate. I want to thank those of you out there who joined in on the fun and trusted that I had a few tricks up my sleeves to pass along. 

For those of you who joined the Wanderlust class through my site I want to also give you all a big thank you. It's going to be a fun, exciting year with that crew. I'm looking forward to seeing what all the other teachers brewed up for the event. You can still join if you are looking for some creative inspiration for 2016.

I'm not a really big fan of making new year's resolutions, as soon as I do, it all just backfires so I've learned that just setting a few realistic goals, in tiny doses works better for me and the one goal I'm really going to try to accomplish this year is to do a better job of staying in touch via this blog. 2015 proved to be a handful as far as my time went. I'd make my to do lists and more often than not, something always stepped in to obliterate my good intentions. Time will tell if I'm successful or not, but I am going to try. I like my little corner on the web and don't like seeing cobwebs growing around the edges and dust on the sills. Gotta keep things tidy, fresh around here. :) 

I have been able to get some pages in my newest journal off to a good start. Here are a few peeks at what I've been up to. The top one is finished but the others are all pages in progress. Just playing when I can grab a few minutes here and there.

That's all I've got for now.
Hoping you all have a wonderful 2016.
Looking forward to any mischief I can stir up to keep things fun and interesting. 
xoxoxox







Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Wanderlust Holiday Special


Maybe you have already heard about the exciting, inspirational journey in mixed-media and art journaling that I’m teaching on next year? It’s called Wanderlust and it’s a year long online course that includes 50 videos from 26 different teachers - and I’m one of them!)


Being a member of the class also give you lots of other different kinds of activities on the Everything Art online community, creative challenges and exercises with prizes from our sponsors (including Golden, Daler-Rowney, 7Gypsies and DecoArt), interaction with teachers, motivating discussions, creative games, topics that will help you understand art and find a best way to express yourself, discounts from our partners and lots more!!


Wanderlust 2016 has a promotional price until the 15th of December 2015. You can buy the whole Wanderlust 2016 course for only £65 (approx $100 / €89). After this date the regular price of the class is  £99 (approx $152 / €137), so don’t hesitate and grab your seat now to enjoy the whole of 2016 with inspiration.


For this price you are going to travel with us through the whole world of creativity getting to know media, products and enjoying the variety that teachers from all over the world can offer you.
Click on the links to see the schedule of the classes, supply list, in-depth description and list of sponsors. I hope you'll join me on this wonderful creative journey.

Click here to visit Everything Art.
And
I'm happy to share that I'm keeping my sale prices going on my 2 on-line classes until Dec. 31st 
Wishing you all a happy and delightful 
Christmas season. Details below. 
Interested in taking one of my classes?
Now is the time to join the fun. I'm offering both of my classes at discounted rates. 
Sale will end Monday 12/31/15
at midnight CST.

Sale price $35.00
Regular price $45.00
Infinity Journals 
Sale price $65.00
Regular price $99.00
Curious Bundles



Black Friday Sale Continues

I'm happy to share that I'm keeping my sale prices going on my 2 on-line classes until Dec. 31st 
Wishing you all a happy and delightful 
Christmas season. Details below. 
Interested in taking one of my classes?
Now is the time to join the fun. I'm offering both of my classes at discounted rates. 
Sale will end Monday 12/31/15
at midnight CST.

Sale price $35.00
Regular price $45.00
Infinity Journals 
Sale price $65.00
Regular price $99.00
Curious Bundles

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Black Friday Sale

Black Friday Sale 
Starts Now
Ends Monday 11/30/15
Interested in taking one of my classes?
Now is the time to join the fun. I'm offering both of my classes at discounted rates. 
Sale will end Monday 11/30/15
at midnight CST.

Sale price $35.00
Regular price $45.00
Infinity Journals 
Sale price $65.00
Regular price $99.00
Curious Bundles


Wishing all of you who visit here
a Thanksgiving day full of joy and love with family and friends.
I am grateful for each and everyone of you.
xxooxxooo




Thursday, October 22, 2015

Infinity Journals Workshop - Doors Are Open


Infinity Journals Workshop
is now open.

It took me a lot longer to get this workshop launched and out of the box but it's ready to go and up and running. 



After much thought and deliberation I decided to offer my 'Infinity' and 'Eternity' style journals as two different workshops. I did this for a couple of reasons. One, I had pretty much finished everything I needed for both the paper and fabric style versions of the 'Infinity' journal lessons. I finished everything on that portion of the workshop yesterday. 



As I sat in my studio and looked at everything I still had to do to get everything completed for the Eternity portion, I knew there was no way I could get it all done before the holidays. My goal all along was to get this workshop up and running before the holidays and since the 'infinity' portion was ready to go decided to run with it. 



As I look at my schedule, it will probably be sometime in late Spring before I can finish the 'Eternity' workshop and open it. It is still actively in the works. 

So here is the scoop on the workshop.


Infinity  
Journal Workshop
 Infinity Journal 
 5" by 5"
 8 spines
 all interconnected.
 Journals that appear to go on forever. 
Unique construction.
1 Journal.
2 ways.
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 Fabric version
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 Paper version.
2 projects. 
and bonus material
to enhance your pages with paint.
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Each journal style will be presented 
in an all paper construction. 
(NO SEWING REQUIRED. NONE!!!)
along with a sewn fabric version.
(Sewing machine will be necessary)
So if you just want to learn how to create a unique journal
using paper, you can and if you love to sew;
you can make the journals using fabric as well.
The choice is yours.

I'll show you all the tricks you need to create your own
versions of an Infinity style journal.
The workshop includes tons and tons of large, full color
photos that detail each step of the process, along with clear 
instruction that will take you step by step through the 
construction of the journal; in each style. 
This workshop is presented in an E-book format
and includes a small amount of video content.
All the material is substantially supported by written material
and a vast arsenal of step by step photos. 
 All for $45.00

Work at your own pace, all of the material will be available
once you have registered for the class.
 Class will be hosted on private blog and there will be 
a private Facebook group for those who want to 
share their work and creative insights with others in the class.
I will always be close by to answer questions and offer 
suggestions as needed. 
All the material is presented in user friendly PDF format which 
can be saved and or printed for lifetime access and video are
downloadable.

 Please note. I handle all registrations manually
 so please allow me 24 hours to process your order
Link is also in side bar.