• Art,  Art Journaling,  Mixed Media,  Tutorials and How to's,  Uncategorized

    Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2014 – Gift for the Artist

    I am thrilled once again to be a part of an incredible on-line event, the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop.  Organized by Jennifer Priest from Hydrangea Hippo, with the assistance of others, it’s an inspiring event brimming with unique gift ideas for the Holidays.  You don’t want to miss this line up of inspiration and artistic bliss. A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We’ve gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow…

  • Art Journaling,  Sketching,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized

    Throwback Thursday – Window of the Soul Art Journal Tour

    A while back for Throwback Thursday I shared a little video tour of the Window of the Soul Art Journal Tag Tour.  Today for Throwback Thursday, I’d like to simply share an art journal tour based on the study of a book called just that, “Windows of the Soul” by Ken Gire.  I hope you enjoy.  Just a relaxed little peek. Are you working on an art journal?  Are you documenting a particular event?  I’d love to know.  Where are you sharing your documentation?   Warmest creative wishes,

  • Art Journaling,  Mixed Media,  Uncategorized

    Throwback Thursday – Window of the Soul Art Journal Tags Tour

    It’s Throwback Thursday of a different kind.  I’m adding content I previously lost . . . of some oldies (videos, tutorials, projects).   ADD PHOTOS OF TAGS This one here . . . several years ago I taught a different kind of book club class.  We would read a chapter or two of this awesome book by Ken Gire called Windows on the Soul, convene together, talk about what we learned, I’d teach a technique on a tag and then we’d each create an art journal page with portions of the book that spoke to us.  This is a little tour of the tags I created for the class/techniques I…

  • Art Journaling,  Life,  Mixed Media,  Uncategorized

    Right Now Mondays – Do not Doubt

    Greetings, It’s another ‘Right Now Monday‘ and are you ready to share?  Ready to art journal? If you missed the last ‘Right Now Monday‘ post , or wondering what Right Now Monday is about . . . . here it is . . . Right Now Monday Initial Post. Right Now I want . . . This could be something you desire to have (maybe not a need but a want – a house, a new job) or maybe this is a goal? For me . . . Right Now and Today I want and desire for  . . . my daughter, my husband, my mother, my friends, my family,…

  • Art Journaling,  Life,  Mixed Media,  Thoughts

    Throwback Thursday – Grow Journal Tour

    This is a video ‘Art Journal Tour’ from a couple years ago. It was an art journal (still in progress) that expressed ways I need to or have grown in. We are always growing aren’t we whether we like it or not. Life is a journey full of ups and downs, providing us with lots if opportunities to grow. Our choice, to choose a path of positive growth or otherwise. A Little Art Journal Tour.  This is an art journal in progress in the ways that I’ve grown or need to grow . . . [kad_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTg4MKyXfD4″ ]   Warmest Creative Wishes,  

  • Art Journaling,  Life,  Mixed Media,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized

    Right Now Monday: Be Kind to Unkind People, They Need It The Most

    Wow . . . I read this statement earlier in the week and didn’t know it would ring so true.  It was posted (and then reposted) by a radio station.  It especially made sense when I had an experience (and opportunity) to be kind to an unkind person. If you don’t mind reading for a moment . . . one of you may need to hear what came to mind as I experienced a very angry and unkind individual.  But this presented an opportunity. I was headed to meet my daughter and mom.  I entered a very busy shopping center and found an individual that was getting ready to leave.  I…

  • Art Journaling,  Life,  Mixed Media,  Uncategorized

    Throwback Thursday – Amazing Grace

    It’s so popular right now to see folks post older photos of themselves or loved ones.  Several folks call it, “Throwback Thursday’. Well, I’d like to share Throwback Thursdays with you as well but in a different context.  I have kept an on-line journal for many years now.  Recently, (July 2014) Go Daddy changed their blog hosting company from Blogcast to WordPress.  That’s fine and dandy however we never got ‘the memo’ and had no preparation.  One day, my blog was gone.  Thank goodness a few weeks back I was prompted to print out several posts I wanted to keep.  As I shared my journey through breast cancer last year…