Thursday, March 12, 2015

more art journaling pages...

for awhile it seems like i've been creatively blocked with my journals, but it seems that with the spring days that are starting to come, i am also having more journaling ideas so i have a few more to share today. I've also been finding lots of quotes to write especially from the new Bella Grace magazine, man that is a really good magazine, lots of wonderful writing.





Saturday, March 7, 2015

i'm so excited...

i'm sure i've mentioned on here how pam garrison is such an inspiration to me, i have been following her blog for 8 years, well next week i get to take a 3 day art journaling course with her, she is actually coming to the little town i live in, Huntersville, NC to teach. I still can't believe it and i cant' wait to learn new techniques from her and find new art supplies and just to meet her.
So i have been looking through my journals old and new from the past couple of years. Some are really large and others smaller which is what i'm liking now. Some are finished and others i may come back to, but sometimes i like an unfinished page....











Monday, March 2, 2015

adding a few things to my shop...

I'm adding some things to my shop that have been featured in Somerset magazines, i am so grateful for these oppurtunities that i've had so be in their beautiful magazines.
The first is an issue of Greencraft winter 2015....some vintage bookboards painted with my favorite words and quotes and decorated with flowers.








Then in Somerset Studio may/june 2014, my little painted cottages on cardboard....





and then i also painted some pots 2 with garden girls and one with a bird. So I'm putting all of these things for sale in my shop The Painted Flower.



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 :)