Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I bought a little Japanese marbling kit from Amazon and these are my first attempts.

Monday, March 28, 2011


Inspired by this project:
I started collaging. I used a combination of my own painted papers, magazine images, and papers I bought from Creative Papers Online with my birthday gift certificate. I stuck them all down on both sides of 8 1/2" x 11" card stock with a boatload of Mod Podge.
Then I cut it into 1 1/2" squares, punched tiny holes in 2 corners and started linking them with jump rings into a long chain. I've got it hanging from the big tree branch above my table.

I cut some other pages into post-card sizes
I snuck this one into Ric's lunch bag. The stickers say "lunch goes better with art"

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Stop watching, start doing

Sat down in my wonderful new room, way past my bedtime but not ready to leave. I made this journal page as a reminder to USE my studio to MAKE STUFF and not get bogged down in reading books and magazines and blogs. I hung it on the wall so I don't forget.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


I did it. I claimed the guest room as my own. Cleaned out everything that doesn't belong to me. Bought some shelving. Rearranged the furniture. Organized the art supplies. Surrounded myself with pretty things. I never want to leave this room.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

21 Secrets

So I'm hopping around between a dozen or so blogs, looking for inspiration, watching you tube videos, and pondering purchasing various on-line workshops and tutorials. I start seeing the same link on several different pages and I finally click through to learn more.
It's called: 21 Secrets - An Art Journal Playground and YOWZA it looks heavenly. 21 different artists teaching 21 different art journalling classes for one low price. (How many classes can I get for these monies?)
I immediately registered and now I have to wait until April 1st for the "playground to open".
In the meantime, I promise to KEEP MAKING STUFF and not spend all of my days looking at other people's work.