Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Good Things...



Hi again friends!  I'm blogging about my November project over at Nat Kalbach's blog today! This month's theme is "Good Things Just Keep Happening."

Come on over to the blog and see what I made with Nat's new stencil line!  Here's a sneak peek...

and as always, I'd love it if you leave me a comment while you're there!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Today is the Day...


Hi friends!  I'm blogging about my October project over at Nat Kalbach's blog today!  This month's theme is "Today is the Day," and I got to play with Nat's new Art Foamies!  What are Art Foamies, you ask?  Come on over to the blog and see them in action!  Here's a sneak peek...


And as always, I'd love it if you leave me a comment while you're there!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

From Small Beginnings...


Hi friends! I'm blogging about my September project over at Nat's blog today!  This month's theme made me think of my excitement as a child about the beginning of the school year, and my project reflects that.

Here's a sneak peek - can you guess what it is?

Come on over to the blog and find out!  I've got a step-by-step, in case you want to make one too!

And as always, while you're there, I'd love it if you leave a comment for me!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Say YES to new Adventures!


Hi friends!  I'm blogging about my August project over at Nat's blog today!  This month's theme is "Say Yes to new Adventures!  It's a fun one!

Here's a sneak peek of my project...

Come on over to the blog and see the finished page, along with the process behind it!  And while you're there, I'd love it if you would leave a comment for me!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Letter to my Future Self...


Hi friends! I'm blogging about my July project over at Nat's blog today!  This month's theme is "Letter to my Future Self."

Here's a sneak peek...

Come on over to the blog and see the finished page, along with the process behind it!  And while you're there, I'd love it if you would leave a comment for me!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Season of Introspection - the final two weeks...

Hi friends!  The Season of Introspection at Get Messy Art Journaling has come to a close.  I have the final two weeks pages to share with you today...

Week Five:

Thinking about intuition brought me to this...


What my thoughts would look like if you could see them...


A story about me...



Week Six:

Describing myself right now...


On the subject of tears...
 

and more to say about tears...


The new season starts on August 1st!  I have heard rumors about what the topic will be, and I'm super excited!

If you want to find out more about the Get Messy Community, click here!  Join me!  It's tons of fun!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Season of Introspection: Weeks 3 and 4...

Hi friends!  I'm still enjoying playing in my Season of Introspection journal, and I've got two more week's worth of prompt pages to share with you -


You may recognize this first one - it was a creative squad project I did for Nat Kalbach's blog. The woman is a stamp from Nat's Fashion Dame set. It was also in response to a Season of Introspection prompt about what kind of person I want to be...


This one represents what the Universe is saying to me...


Here's one where I got to use the image that was already on the book page!  I love it when that happens...


And this last one is what my brain looks like if it was dumped on the page - ha...


The Get Messy group continues to be really fun and supportive.  I'm loving being a part of it!  If you want more info about the Get Messy Art  Journaling group, click here.

Right now I'm in a phase where I'm enjoying working on all of my projects at once.  It's what I do when I can't decide what to work on.  25 minutes on each project, with a five minute break in-between to run around and clean up my studio.

I hope your week is going great!  Thanks so much for visiting!



Tuesday, June 28, 2016

My Own Drum...


Hi friends! I'm blogging about my June project over at Nat's blog today!  This month's theme is "My Own Drum,"  and feature's Nat's Fashion Dame Stamp and Stencil set.  It's a fun one!

Here's a sneak peak of my journal page...
Come on over to the blog and see the whole thing, plus the process behind it!  And while you're there I'd love it if you leave a comment for me!

Thanks so much!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Get Messy: The Season of Introspection - Weeks 1 and 2

Hi friends!  It's the Season of Introspection over at Get Messy Art Journaling, and I'm excited to share my first two weeks in my new journal.

We were invited to alter a book for this season's prompts.  Here's how mine turned out...




And here are the pages so far. They are all in response to introspective prompts...


It's especially fun when I can make use of the illustration that's already on the book page, like this one...



Here's another one where I used an illustration from the book (the little dancing bugs)...


I'm still working on this week's prompts, but I will share when I get them done!

If you are interested in knowing more about the Get Messy Group, here's a blurb from their site...

Get Messy Art Journal is an art journaling program that is a school, art playground and family.  We are a group of like-minded art journalers who have come together under this art form to learn, share, practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. Our community values consistent creating, encouragement and support and trying new things.  We would love to have you join us as a member of Get Messy Art Journal.

Click here to find out more about Get Messy Art Journaling.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Badass Women Challenge...

Hi friends! and thank you Emie, for letting me know you miss my posts!  I appreciate that, and it was just the nudge I needed to get back to my blog again!

Today I want to share info about a cool challenge I discovered on Instagram this month.  It's called the Badass Women challenge!  It's hosted by Sarah Pearson, aka @theinkyhand (on instagram).  Here's how it goes...

At the beginning of the month, Sarah publishes a list of the badass women for the month.  One to focus on for each day.  Then, you are invited to publish a photo on instagram with the hashtag #badasswomenchallenge, that somehow honors the woman of the day.  You can do all the days, or whatever days you choose.  How cool is that, right?

I haven't been doing every day, but I've been trying to work the challenge into my art as often as I can.  Here's what I've done so far...


Malala Yousafzai 
Pakistani Activist for female education, and the youngest-ever Novel Prize Laureate



Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Assoc. Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States



Joan of Arc
Led the french army to victory in Orleans during the hundred-year war, thereby being dubbed the savior of France.



Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Activist and Nobel Peace Prize Winner



Wilma Mankiller
Women's Activist and the first female Chief of the Cherokee Nation in 1985




For more info on the badass women challenge, visit @theinkyhand on instagram.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Elephants Never Forget...



Hi friends! I'm blogging about my May project over at Nat's blog today! This month's theme is "Elephants Never Forget," which features Nat's Elephant Stamp and Stencil set.

Here's a sneak peek of my project...
Come on over to the blog and see the whole spread, and the process behind it!  And while you're there, I'd love it if you leave a comment for me!

Thanks so much!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

May Featured Member - Documented Life Project!

Hi friends! I'm super excited to be the featured member for May over at the Documented Life Project, and get to share this week's DLP challenge with you!


What a fun, open-ended challenge this was!  So many possibilities!  I thought right away of using the circle as the middle of a mandala.  Then I thought of using it as part of a word.  Then I thought - why not do both?!  I used a circle sticker that came with my Documented Life kit.  Here's how it turned out...



I forgot to take process photos, so, I made another tag using the same technique; to show you the step-by-step:


Here's what the sticker sheet looked like...



1. Lightly pencil out the chosen word on a separate tag, in order to see approximately where the sticker should be placed.  In my case the sticker would form the "a" in the word "peace..."



2. Using a white Uniball Signo Gel Pen, draw a mandala around the circle sticker...







3. Lightly pencil in the word for placement, then use a paint marker to draw in the word.  Thicken the letters in random places, for creative effect.


4. Color in the mandala with a gel pen.  I used neon pink and orange moonlight pens from Sakura...


5. outline the word with white pen, and add decoration to the tag's hole reinforcer, and you are done!


I hope you enjoyed the step by step. Thanks so much for visiting!