Sunday, April 28, 2013

Journal Pages

These are some pages from my 2013 Mini Journal.  I picked some of my favorite pages. I have been inspired by images and mood more than I have been inspired to write about specific life events. Most of my pages don't contain any words at all ,,,,or maybe one or two a theme.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Art Journaling Magazine

I announced earlier this month that my journal pages from my 2012 Mini Journal where published in the April Issue of Art Journaling Magazine. It's my first time having my pages published and I'm still over the moon with excitement. 
I want to give a special shout out to some of my favorite creative mamas that are also featured in the magazine. Check out some of my favorites from the magazine.

Erin Leigh Batson

Renee Stien
 Jennifer Frith

Shonna Bucaroff

Art Journaling Magazine can be found at Barnes & Noble and Micheal's or you can order a copy directly from

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Fun in the studio with Little Dexter

 Playing in my Big Juicy Journal.
Dexter sleeping at my feet. 
A little Chai in my favorite coffee cup.
Its a beautiful day to create.
Layers and layers of images and text.
Using all my wonderful supplies.  

Friday, April 12, 2013

Loving the process and never letting anything go to waste...

This is a page from my journal. I collect lots of scraps and images.  I have drawers full of this and that.  Every once and a while I feel the need to purge...but I don't throw it away. I use it. I use a bunch of it up all at once.

What am I waiting on anyway?

I even use the images on my inspiration board that have lost its sparkle and magic. The images don't make my heart sing like they used to, but they are too special to toss in the bin. So, from time to time I remove them from the board and  add them to my journal. The image on the right is an image that was on my inspiration board for years. It was to remind me to spend more time in nature...
I did and
I do
and it was time to add it to my journal to make room on the board for something new.

On the left side of my journal page, I used bits of wax paper I wiped paint on during a previous journaling session. I was about to toss it out when I saw so much beauty in the colors that I let it dry and used it to collage a page in my journal.  I added more and more layers of images, text , gesso and stamps.

I love the richness of layers.
I love the unpredictability.
I love that the more you stop trying to make it into something
it becomes something amazing

I love that ...
I love my page..
then hate my page and want to give up...
then love my page into being
until there is peace and joy there.

That's when I know to stop and
move to another page.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Art Supply Haul: Scaping Tools

Scraping Tools

I love finding great tools for art projects. This week I've been looking at my supplies and I found theses in my secret stash.  They are rubber brushes that I use to add or remove paint from a journal page in a pattern. There are lots of different shapes and they really work great on canvas.  I haven't tried it but this could be achieved by cutting up spatulas from the dollar store.
These brushes are from Princeton Artist Brush Company.