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More Mini Journal Pages

Well, I finished it. The entire book is cute. Not a great work of art or anything, but proof it’s possible to work in such a small form. I’m going to do it again. Not too soon, but I loved …

Mini Journal Class

I took a little art class online (#bybun on Instagram) to learn how to make mini art journals and fill the pages. I still have three more “spreads” to complete, but I thought I’d share. They begin with …

Handy to have booklet…

Before Christmas, I made a little booklet of folded pages of watercolor paper, held together with a rubber band. I figured I’d want something small to put into my purse for when I had some downtime. You see, my mother …

Two New Journal Pages…

It’s been a while since I posted here. Lots happening. Mostly family issues (translations: major illnesses/injuries). And work. Always work.

I have found time to be creative. Not as much as I’d prefer, but I still try. One of this …

More Art Journal Fun

I’ve been writing, writing, writing, without much time to do anything else creative, but yesterday, I had a great excuse. I babysat sick kids. So, I filled a bag with gelato sticks, microns, a few acrylic paint tubes, gesso, map …

New Journal Entries…

I’ve been lax about working in my art journal for the past few weeks. Real life intruded, and I had to hunker down and get the real work done—my writing, that is. I’m still buried, but today, I had to …

Lessons Learned in Texture

My daughter called me yesterday and said, “I wish you didn’t have to work. I feel like having an art day…” My daughter never feels like like devoting a day to art. Ever. So, you know what I had to …

The Stubborn Heart

I have another art journal entry. And depending on your preferences, it’s either a mess or a messy piece of art. I love color—so for me, I love it. The 7-year-old couldn’t stop hovering over me while I…ahem…painted, …

Bubbles, bubbles, everywhere…

They say practice makes perfect. So I’m obviously a slow learner…

Here’s another journal entry. Too many bubbles, a muddy background. Every time I sit down to play, I learn what not to do. 🙂

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Create with abandon…

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I had this new stencil I love that I think is from Dina Wakely. The quote is nearly illegible, so I’ll translate. “Create with abandon. Just put the brush to the paper and see what happens. Enjoy Every second. ”…

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