Oh the joys of journaling life, memories, and putting down your thoughts in an artful way. Join me as we explore the practice of art journaling.
Mixed Media Favorite Resources
Oh how I loved to combine, make old things new, and jazz up my art journaling pages. I thought I’d share a post about just a few of my favorite Mixed Media Resources. Be prepared to be enabled. Gel Press – mono printing at it’s best, these tools create one of a kind prints to frame, use in art journals, on cards, and more. Can purchase at Gelpress.com or at Joggles.com Stampington and Company – several inspiring publications that are sure to spark ideas and to view the amazing work of Creatives. UmWowStudio – Dee Dee Cantron has some amazing fun goods you can purchase at the UmWowStudio. They are…
Art, Art Journaling, Creative, Faith, Gel Press Creations, Handcrafted Journals, Life, Mixed Media, Thoughts
Life & Art
Life can get busy. This month has been no exception with work, celebrations, living, caring for yourself, and more . . . time can fly. Art is definitely therapy for me when facing the stressors of life. Well, here we are at the end of the month of August. I thought I’d share a very brief recap. A group of ladies attended our annual Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach for our annual outing. It was fantastic this year and one of my favorite so far! Here are some highlights as to some art I’ve created in August. Is there a message that speaks to you? How are you…
ICAD’s and Coming to a Close
What in the world is an ICAD? Well you can find out more HERE and HERE. While I have about a week more to go on creating ICAD’s, I thought I’d share with you some views from the last couple weeks. How about you? What are you working on. I know some of you here have shared you’re participating as well. Yay. I really feel that creating on a regular basis is so beneficial. I post several of these and other art, prompts, thoughts, challenges and inspiration on my Instagram account if interested. You can find me HERE if you want to follow along. Oh how I love the creative…
Art Each Day Helps Stress Stay Away
It’s proven that creating art helps to lower blood pressure and help stress. While it’s not 100%, creating does help! I’ve had stressors in my life recently and participating in the Index Card A Day challenge (ICAD) has helped me take even just a bit of time to create a small work of art. Most recently, below are some of the most current cards I created with lots ‘o texture. Interested in knowing more? Search #icad. I shared some from the first half HERE. It runs through the end of this month. I’m keeping up although it’s been challenging at times. Nonetheless, I’m grateful for art. Art sure helps save…
Purpose – An Art Journal Spread
Recently I spent some time in my art journal and created this odd but fun spread with dinosaurs. The title that came to me was from a sticker and it says, ‘Found himself in a strange land.’ It just reminded me that sometimes I do find myself in odd places in my life but there is still purpose in those times and circumstances. Maybe those unusual challenging times stretch and grow us, or possibly they make us more grateful. Those strange times and events may be taking place so that we can help someone walk on this journey called life, or maybe in turn, they are encouraging us. I want…
Art, Art Journaling, Artsy Adventures (Outings, Flea Marketing and More), Crafts, Creative, Handcrafted Journals, Life, Mixed Media, Not So Traditional Scrapbooking
Art Journaling, the Flea Market & an Update
Life has been busy recently with lots of ups and downs. We traveled to Minnesota where we explored waterfalls, visited dairy farms, cheese stores, a coffee shop in the woods near Duluth, held a memorial for my father in law, spent time with family, spent time at a lake house on Lake Minnetonka, and more. I also managed to get Bronchitis. Upon returning I lost a dear friend to cancer, attended a lovely wedding, and celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. It’s been a little wild. Whew. I don’t know about you all, but I love the adventure of attending a flea market.. Whether to stroll and just view the treasures…
Be Kind to Yourself
Make time for self-care and creativity. Here's what I've been up to.
An Art Journaling Mom
Have you ever journaled something so dear to your heart? This is about my daughter's birth. This mixed media handcrafted journal brings such joy as I pour my heart out. What's something you want to journal that is precious to you?
Art, Art Journaling, Creative, Gel Press Creations, Handcrafted Journals, Life, Mixed Media, Thoughts
Gladys – An Art Journal Flip Through
I shared this handcrafted fun, uplifting, chunky, and funky art journal in which Gladys adorns the cover HERE. However I was asked to share a video flip through. I hope you enjoy. Warmest creative wishes,