Monday, May 23, 2016

Fabric Play!

Someplace Else
with a matching
messenger bag.

Journal is 10" tall by 9.5" wide and holds 10 pages of 140 lb watercolor paper. The tote is 12.5" wide by 13" tall and has a 23" strap. There is a jean pocket inside the tote that can hold a variety of items. I've listed them in my Etsy shop.

My fabric and sewing machine have been speaking to me the past few weeks. I tried unsuccessfully to 'shush' it but I could no longer resist the urge and have spent countless hours sewing and dreaming up stuff to sew. 

That led me to create these guys. Inspired by Roxanne Coble's On-Line Creature Class. 
Very odd and strangely comforting. 
I'm calling them 'curious personalities'.

And lastly this guy who is still being transformed.
They are a hodge podge collection of scraps, leftovers, paint stained fabrics, paint and various bits and pieces. I feel a bit like Dr. Frankenstein; piecing them together and bringing them to life.  

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

22 Years On

2 weeks ago today hubby and me
spent 4 days here.
shores of Lake Superior to celebrate
our 22nd wedding anniversary.
We had an amazing and relaxing time.
I set up a mini art station here and spent 
most of my time creating while watching
the lake which never disappoints.
Time well spent within the pages
of my journals.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Drum Roll Please!!!!

I am happy 
to announce 
the winner of my 
21 Secrets giveaway.
And the winner is

An Zeelmaekers

I will be emailing you shortly.

Thanks everyone for dropping your name into the virtual hat. I always appreciate your kind and sweet words.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

21 Secrets Giveaway!!!!

21 Secrets 
I'm giving away one free spot in the 
spring session of 21 Secrets which kicks off on 
April 1. 
Starting today through Tuesday 3/29  leave your name and email, so I reach if you are the lucky recipient in the comments section for your chance to win. The winner will be announced here on Wednesday 3/30. 
Good luck everyone.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Paint. Pages. Watercolor And....

Woot! Woot!
So much to share with you guys. 
First there is still time to registers for 21 Secrets. 
It's going to be amazing. 
Link is at the top of the page. 
I've been spending some quality time in my visual journal. I've fallen in love with QoR watercolor by Golden. It layers over acrylic paints and the colors remain intense and vivid. I love the unexpected surprises the watercolor produces. 
They are magical.
I'm working in several journals at once.
The more the merrier. 
Lots of juicy rich, color.
I'm also working a project that I hope
will ignite a riot of goodness and sweetness, everywhere!
A way to gently fight back against the sadness
and tragedy that seems unavoidable some days. I want to provide you with a little bit of sunlight, that you can share. Little seeds of happiness for the heart. 
I'll be sharing more about  this over the course of the next few weeks. I have so many ideas bumping around in my brain.
Creative wildfires, of the best kind. 
I'm also excited to share that I'm taking Roxanne Coble's 
on-line Class Creatures. It's awesome and fantastic. I encourage you to check it out. This is the best kind of class 
because Roxanne presents the material in a fun way. Her energy and passion shine through. She simply rocks at teaching!!!! You'll be creating page after page of delight in no time and oh, there are so many ways you can interpret her style and make it your own. 
It's the bomb. Don't hesitate.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

21 Secrets Spring 2016

I am absolutely thrilled to be part of this amazing line up of teachers and I am sure you will be as well. Please join me for more creative high jinx, mayhem and fun. It's gonna be awesome!!!!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Curiosity Journals

 5" by 5" 
A curious Journal.
And even more curious....
22" long by 5.5