Art of Wild Abandonment Blog Hop

I’m the next stop on the Art of Wild Abandonment Blog Hop! You’ve probably arrived here from Joanne’s Soul House.

This class has been such an awesome experience – and the utterly charming Junelle Jacobsen has not only been entertaining but so encouraging and insightful!  I know it will sound odd, but although I am a digital scrapbook designer, I’ve never considered myself an artist – it still feels like a stretch to me. I spent 30+ years using the other side of my brain and until recently I didn’t even know there was another side! LOL!

I’m not as far along in the class as I’d like to be – life has a habit of getting in the way, doesn’t it?  But I thought I’d share what I’ve done so far.

My first attempt and sketching radishes
My DH thought I’d gone mad.
Two-page art journal entry – craving spring!
The (unfinished) canvas equivalent for my daughter.
Got brave enough to make a mixed media canvas for a friends birthday.
Used Junelle’s inspiration to make a 58th Anniversary present for my folks – figured these flowers would last longer than the real thing! There are dictionary definitions of words like anniversary, love, together, etc., hidden in the background.
And finally the class gave me the courage to finish this canvas, which I’d started during Christy Tomlinson’s She Art 1 class. I made it for a dear friend I rarely get to see.
Thanks for reading this far. And thank you, Junelle – and all of the Wild Abandonment community – for your support.  I’ve never belonged to a group of such loving and encouraging people!
The next stop on the blog hop is a wonderful blog by Carin called Life as We Know It … Remembering the Little Things.

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  1. Valerie Weller

    oooo- so fun to see all of your work! Love your art journaling pages, and so fun to see how you worked on canvas as well~ what a gift!

  2. Ariel

    I love the soft background colors youve used in all your pages.

  3. Julia

    I love your radishes! I love your leaves! I love your flowers and your bird and girl and the colors you used. You truly are an artist through and through! 🙂

  4. Nordljus

    Wonderful work! Love your art journal page with the leaves, and the birdie for your friend is just adorable!

  5. Michelle

    I love the piece you did for your parents and how you used all the special words for the background….such a beautiful gift!

  6. Kristie

    Wonderful projects! I love the vintage look of your blog edges! I’m sure your parents will appreciate your piece for them, and you are so right — your flowers will last much longer!

  7. JanetB Designs

    Love your spring branches, red flowers and your girl canvas. I’m sure your friend was thrilled to get it!

  8. ashley:)

    I am thinking your friend was very happy to get this gift for her birthday! What a treasure, thanks for sharing!

  9. Mrs.C.

    Love the colors in your artwork. Your bird was my favorite but the radishes look like they just came from my garden. 🙂

  10. Cheri

    All of your projects are sweet, but I’m loving the blooms! I still need to try that technique. Sorry I missed your sale, but am off to check out your wares…

  11. kelly hoernig

    the texture of your radishes, the style of that wonderful bird are fantastic but i have to say it was the bees that stole my heart and made me smile – thank you for sharing!

  12. Dolores Raml

    Love all the pretty colors you used in your artwork. My favorite is the mixed media canvas, bet your friend loved it too.

  13. Donna

    Looks great!! Love how you applied the leaves and branches both in an art journal and on canvas! 🙂

  14. Torri ;o)

    so lovely!! you are doing amazing. love your cute pic’s. bet your parents loved your flowers.

  15. Soul House

    Beautiful work. I’d say you are an artist. I think you will find a lot of us are still working through the class. My life is busy and there is only so much time alocated to art. You are doing well. keep at it as you have a beautiful gift. Thanks for sharing your blog. I love it.

  16. Debi From the Pacific Northwest

    LOVED seeing the beginnings of what you’ve created! I just began the class and am still on week one. Your mixed media canvas is wonderful! And I love the poppies!

  17. Stephanie

    I love what you’ve done! I especially love the mixed media canvas with the bird and the flowers! Your friend will love it!

  18. GCgirl

    Lovely projects from this great class! You have a beautiful blog too :0)


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