Monday, January 26, 2015

my art journaling basket

My word for this year is simplicity or simple so i've been doing a lot of organizing and figuring out which things i love most. I decided to put all of my favorite journaling materials into one basket, so here it is with everything in it....

the basket on the left holds my glue, washi tape, scissors, decorative border scissors and pens and markers. The box on the left holds all my little journaling bits and a couple of stamps...

a closer look at the journaling bits, a small tin for tiny pieces, a vellum envelope with cutout roses and little pictures cut from magazines that i want to use in my journal.

Underneath those two containers I have scrapbook paper alphabet stickers vellum envelopes...

larger magazine clippings, pink notecards little project life cards...

a tin of alphabet stamps more tape and more ephemera that i love. I'm really happy having it all in one place, in a basket that is easy to carry and put anywhere, so hopefully this will inspire me to do some new journaling pages, because i haven't been really inspired lately and i need a little boost.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

little bits of holiday cheer...

some paperwhite bulbs by the window

some ornaments on the tinsel tree
the beginning of a holiday page in my daybook

candy wrapper

peppermint cupcakes that my mom made

and some sweet treats from my favorite bakery, cafe.

tonight i plan on making some pecan cookies.
I hope everyone is having a lovely holiday :)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

My circle of days book

Hello everyone, is there anyone still visiting, its been so long since my last post, the major reason being that i don't have a smart phone and the way i upload my photos didn't work so now i have a new  digital camera instead and am much happier. So i wanted to show some glimpses of my circle of days book, a project and kit created by Lesley Austin. Its a pretty way to keep track of the little tasks you do eacgh day using little cards in envelopes attached to pretty magazine pages.

I may still add a few bits and pieces here and there but i like the simplicity of it.

Now i am gathering things to put together a holiday book of days somewhere to keep inspiration and ideas

Monday, October 20, 2014

an online class i'm taking...

shopping for supplies

I'm going to be doing a fun ecourse next week called woodland girls, its a week of fun little craft projects and nature journaling and i thought if any one else would want to join the info is here you just sign up and then you can join any of the classes, this one is $30.
she says:
"just imagine walks in the woods, gathering, creating inside and outside of your studio, sculpting with paperclay, painting our own woodland girls on wood slices, wood burning, stamp carving, creating your own nature study journal and incorporating words from some of my favorite poets." It sounds like fun doesn't it?

Friday, October 17, 2014

some new sketchbook pages...

Some recent drawings and i have felt like adding more journaling to my pages which is fun, i like drawing objects and the books i've been reading. it's all such a calming process.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

current visual journal pages...

I am finally catching up with my visual journal, i did just a little over the summer and now i had the inspiration to finish all of the random pages and pull it all together and get caught up, so thats what i've been doing this week...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Some things i've been doing lately...

I bought a butterfly embroidery pattern from pam garrison, so that's fun and relaxing to do a few stitches at a time, i am such a fan of her doodles...

and then i've been adding some new flower drawings and alphabets to a little sketchbook...

trying to keep up with my project life album, adding photos and journal cards and other little bits from my days to my small album. and having an iced coffee with it makes it even more enjoyable...

and i also planted some pansies for the fall, a happy mix of colors, i love pansies so much.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

new paintings that i have for sale

I've been inspired lately to do some whimsical paintings on wood and i am selling them on my articents website if any one is interested. They were a lot of fun and relaxing to create something that i feel in need right now to just brush paint around and add doodles and flowers and little etching doodles and more layers of paint...

 this first one is 10x14 and its called butterflies dancing and its 48.00 here

this second one is 10x10 and its called in the rose garden and it's 35.00 here

this third one is a small one its 5 1/2x8 its called the daisy field and its 18.00 here

and the final one is larger 14x10 and its 48.00 here