Thursday, August 4, 2016

Somewhere Under Wonderland

I did not need another journal.
But I made one anyway!!!
These are my current ones.
And this is my newest one.
Fresh off the table.
I used an image from one of my other journal pages that I printed onto fabric and paired the text with it.
TA DA!!!! New journal.
I am using this for my pages inspired by 
Roxanne Coble's new on-class Lyrical
Pages are made from Fabriano140 hot press paper
9.5" wide by 10" long. 
20 pages total.
On other fronts I am deep in the throes of making more journals for my shop. 

One is a new design, part 'Curious Bundle' part traditional journal. These and others will be listed soon. 
Stay tuned.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Scatter Art Decks Have Arrived!!!!

Scatter Art
Create Joy
I've been working on this project for quite awhile.
Taking photos of my journal pages, editing them, and then using those images to create 6 lovely decks of hand held art that can be collected, shared and scattered anywhere you go or where you want to encounter an unexpected surprise. 
The decks arrived today and I am so excited to finally be able to share them with all of you.

Each of the 6 decks feature 20 2" by 2" cards on 300g
smooth coated card stock. Each card also features artwork on the backs however some of those images do repeat across each set of cards. Each deck of 20 is just $12.00

Each card features a different photo. Some have found poetry on them while others feature my collage artwork. It is my hope and desire that they will inspire you and bring a tiny bit of happiness into your day where you might choose to scatter them.

Scatter them around your home or studio. Add them to gifts and cards, leave them in a tip jar along with your tip at your favorite coffee shop or restaurant. Hide them for someone to find. They can also be used as journaling and art prompts when your creativity needs a boost. 

I had a blast making these and plan to create more. 
I've listed them in my Etsy shop. If you take a peek, use Etsy's zoom function to get look at each of the cards in each set. 

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.