• 2011

    April 25 2011 – Spring is in the Air

    April 25 2011 Spring Is In The Air I have finally completed editing and uploading my first edited video to YouTube.  My most humble respect goes to those who edit and upload videos on a regular basis.  It truly was a long weekend project in every way.  Hopefully with a large chunk of my learning curve out of the way my next video will not take me three days to complete.  (And the video is only 5 minutes long!) Now that that is out of the way, I can spend my final day of this beautiful long weekend making some art!  Just 9 more days until I leave on my…

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    March 20 2011 – New Work, More Stamps and a Few Journal Pages

    March 20, 2011 New Work, More Stamps and a Few Journal Pages I have realized, to my horror, that I have become a supplies snob.  I have been struggling with sticky pages and supplies that just will not behave how I want them too.  And then it struck me, go back to the simple and the cheap, quit fighting with the properties of the “name brand”  in my art journal, this is after all my art journal and not a piece of artwork that I will be sending home with someone.  Do not get me wrong, I LOVE my artist grade supplies, but my art journal is my place to…

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    March 9 2011 – Mid-Week Update

    March 9, 2011 Mid-Week Update I Have not finished an actual Journal page this week, but I did create several backgrounds in my journal with some handcarved stamps I created.  My favorite by far is the little bird, and the circles do make for an awesome background over black gesso. Check them out below! PS:  Yay, its Wednesday, half way to the weekend!

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    March 6 2011 – The In-Between

    March 6, 2011 The In-Between Dreaming of Spring, but ice and snow are my reality.  Somehow my page fresh with spring colors and floral theme ended up being dripped in icy like frosted cards and fluries of snow.  I stepped back and laughed a little when I was done.  It was not my intention to do this, but that is the beauty of free journaling.  Sometimes the reality pushes through the daydream.  This spread conveys my exact state of being today; dreaming of spring while shivering from the cold.  Oh how I long for mud puddles and green grass.

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    March 6 2011 – The Days are Getting Longer, But Not Warmer

    March 6 2011 The Days are Getting Longer, But Not Warmer It has been a long time (almost a whole year) since the last time I really got in to my art journal.  I have been feeling out of sorts lately (cabin fever) and was feeling too serious about the work I have been creating and decided to dig out a new journal and let it go. It amazes me how the simplicity and freedom of art journaling can energize me creatively. 

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    June 5 2011 – New Paintings and an ACEO

    June 5 2011 New Paitings and ACEO I have been busy finishing up projects for the Artwalk.  This is the last weekend I can paint and have the paintings properly cured before the show. We also went to the river to enjoy some sand and sun. Daisy had a blast playing in the water. I delighted in walking barefoot in the warm sand and spending a bit of time with my nieces. Spent yesterday making loads of lovely ACEO’s as well.  I am absolutely in love with my new Paris Bleedproof paper and Copic mulit-liners from Curry’s. All of the ACEO’s have been done using Copic’s and are on bristolboard. …

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    May 28 2011 – Busy Busy Saturday

    May 28 2011 Busy Busy Saturday Well, I owe you two extra days of catch up for the two days I missed while I was sick.  This morning I woke up feeling great, so I decided to make up for lost time.  I took the dog for a nice long walk first thing this morning, spent some time on the swings at the park, hit the local green house for some seeds and a few seedlings, and then  and I spent a good 12 hours digging up by garden patches, expanding two of them, weeding, tilling (by hand), and finally planting.  My body is blissfully sore and exhausted. I can’t…

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    May 25 2011 – The Sickly Animal Skin I Wear

    May 25 2011 The Sickly Animal Skin I Wear Feeling trapped by the constraints of my very animal body. My mind and my soul want to be doing so much more than this sickly animal skin will allow. I have reached a point of absolute frustration with the way in which my body seems so very unconnected from the rest of me.  I do not want to ache, hurt, and erupt and cramp and bloat, and swell , be so damn tired and exhausted after  a day in the office that I become incapable of everything else I want to do afterwards. To feel so  bound by these limitations.  I…

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    May 22 2011 – Production Line

    May 22 2011 Production Line Apparentley the regeneration I needed was creativity.  Last night I decided to start on the handmade business cards I wanted to make for the Art Walk, and well, at 6 am I forced myself to go to bed.  Sometimes art just does that to me, it wraps me, envelopes me, pushes and drives me. I did manage to sleep until noon, and as soon as I got up I remembered my awesome project, put on some coffee and dove right back in.  It is pouring rain outside today, so all of my outdoor weekend plans have been put aside and the production line is in…

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