Sunday, February 22, 2015

my visual gratitude journals...

i'm starting to think of my sketchbooks as visual gratitude journals especially through this difficult time where sketching my favorite things is making me happier. I also want to thank everyone so much for your positive thoughts and kind words, it means so much to me.




this is a sketch of my garden journal that will be in the upcoming Somerset Studio magazine in the expressions section at the back, i didn't know about it so it came as a very happy surprise.




I think a lot of the time my favorite part is adding in the different types of lettering, i feel like it always brings the page together for me. Time to get back to more sketching :)
Thanks again...

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

a new nature sketchbook






a new size and shape of a sketchbook, i can't wait until it's a little warmer again and i can take it outside with me....

I also wanted to mention something a little personal, its a stressful time now and its been six months of family loss, my grandparents and my uncle and difficult issues surrounding these family members and its all culminating into a lot of stress right now and i wanted to ask if you could send positive thoughts, it would be very much appreciated \, Thank You :)

Sunday, February 1, 2015

some painted pages...


This is a new little 5x9 journal that i am doing painted pages inspired by the journals of rae missigman, she does a lot of painted layers that i love right now.



and a couple of pages in my doodle art journal from the past few months, i need to start journaling in this one again, i just have too many styles of journals that i like and sometimes i go awhile without playing in some. It changes all the time depending on what inspires me, but i don't like it feeling so chaotic.




Monday, January 26, 2015

my art journaling basket

My word for this year is simplicity or simple so i've been doing a lot of organizing and figuring out which things i love most. I decided to put all of my favorite journaling materials into one basket, so here it is with everything in it....


the basket on the left holds my glue, washi tape, scissors, decorative border scissors and pens and markers. The box on the left holds all my little journaling bits and a couple of stamps...


a closer look at the journaling bits, a small tin for tiny pieces, a vellum envelope with cutout roses and little pictures cut from magazines that i want to use in my journal.


Underneath those two containers I have scrapbook paper alphabet stickers vellum envelopes...


larger magazine clippings, pink notecards little project life cards...


a tin of alphabet stamps more tape and more ephemera that i love. I'm really happy having it all in one place, in a basket that is easy to carry and put anywhere, so hopefully this will inspire me to do some new journaling pages, because i haven't been really inspired lately and i need a little boost.



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

little bits of holiday cheer...


some paperwhite bulbs by the window


some ornaments on the tinsel tree
  
the beginning of a holiday page in my daybook

candy wrapper

peppermint cupcakes that my mom made

and some sweet treats from my favorite bakery, cafe.


tonight i plan on making some pecan cookies.
I hope everyone is having a lovely holiday :)








Sunday, November 30, 2014

My circle of days book

Hello everyone, is there anyone still visiting, its been so long since my last post, the major reason being that i don't have a smart phone and the way i upload my photos didn't work so now i have a new  digital camera instead and am much happier. So i wanted to show some glimpses of my circle of days book, a project and kit created by Lesley Austin. Its a pretty way to keep track of the little tasks you do eacgh day using little cards in envelopes attached to pretty magazine pages.

I may still add a few bits and pieces here and there but i like the simplicity of it.


Now i am gathering things to put together a holiday book of days somewhere to keep inspiration and ideas


Monday, October 20, 2014

an online class i'm taking...

shopping for supplies

I'm going to be doing a fun ecourse next week called woodland girls, its a week of fun little craft projects and nature journaling and i thought if any one else would want to join the info is here you just sign up and then you can join any of the classes, this one is $30.
she says:
"just imagine walks in the woods, gathering, creating inside and outside of your studio, sculpting with paperclay, painting our own woodland girls on wood slices, wood burning, stamp carving, creating your own nature study journal and incorporating words from some of my favorite poets." It sounds like fun doesn't it?


Friday, October 17, 2014

some new sketchbook pages...


Some recent drawings and i have felt like adding more journaling to my pages which is fun, i like drawing objects and the books i've been reading. it's all such a calming process.