August 29, 2014


We leave next week for Budapest-Vienna-Prague.   I'm organizing my camera stuff.

First, I bought this fantastic Kelly Moore camera bag.  Last week I made a travel journal.  This morning I made a small zippered bag for my i-phone accessories.  The only thing left to do now is pack my clothes, etc.  I can hardly wait!

August 20, 2014

Dollar Store Art Journal...

Week 34 Life Book 2014 led by Catt Geller.  We are to create an art journal book cover incorporating our own artwork.  Catt is the originator of something called "Cosmic Smash" books.  Her journals are lovely, but I chose to take my own road.

I created a cover using card stock, added copies of my drawings; sanded, gessoed and painted a dollar story children's book and viola - a simple art journal!

front and back cover

inside pages

how I did it

August 13, 2014

Drawing a Blank...

Life Book 2014, Week 33 led by Finnabair.  We are create a journal page in layers.

Have you ever drawn a blank?  My mind was on a different plane this morning.  I created a background with acrylic tile adhesive (I didn't feel like hunting around for my molding paste); dripped paint...drew...just went with the flow.

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August 5, 2014

Another bad hair day...

Life Book 2014 Week 32, led by Micki Wilde.  Write down anything that really makes one crazy then paint over it!

I am on the hunt for a new hair dresser...almost as bad as finding a new gyn.

Impossible for me to share everything that makes me nuts!

very loose sketch starting with head

deciding on background color

so many colors - too much - added stripes to help tone it down

paint hair and add finishing touches

It feels really good to get that out of my system!

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August 4, 2014

She Loves...

Life Book 2014, Week 31, led by Mika Diaz.  We are to create a collage using assorted papers, doodles, drawing, tracing, and...

I recently discovered Dean Jackson's poetry - so beautiful!

torn strips from book pages

molding paste through a stencil

addition of text, rubber stamps, spray inks, water soluble pastels

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