As I mentioned in my last post, the past six weeks have been tough. So, Cilenia’s Artful Intentions Week 6 challenge to me – to journal about something I’m doing to take care of myself – was something I was … Continue reading
I’ve got lots to do. A video to edit for my Documented Life project page. My Week 6 challenge response for Artful Intentions. I need to put together my art journal travel kit for this coming weekend. Product to finish for an upcoming release. A sale ad to create. A Valentine’s card to make …. just lots of stuff. Continue reading
If you’ve been following along, you know I’ve been filming (video-ing???) my Documented Life project pages and sharing the process with you. This week, I tried to stretch myself a bit more. Instead of narrating the video after the fact, I recorded myself talking through what I was doing as I actually did it. Continue reading
Well, January is just flying by, isn’t it? For the 4th week of our Artful Intentions art journaling project, Cilenia Curtis challenged me to create a piece using these prompts: Use the word seek Use a flower Use some ephemera … Continue reading
The Week 3 challenge for the Documented Life Project was to incorporate an envelope from our mail in some form into our journals. That turned out to be more difficult than I thought, because nothing we had inspired me at … Continue reading
The challenge for Week 2 of the Documented Life Project was to incorporate a “selfie” into our journals. Turns out that while I really do want to be fearless in my journaling, I’m not quite ready to go there. I … Continue reading
Another week, another art journal challenge! If you’ve been following along, you know that the word “fearless” presented itself to me over and over in the past several weeks. So much so, that it became obvious that, although I had … Continue reading
The Documented Life Project: Week 1 It’s been such a busy couple of weeks that I haven’t had a chance to post photos of my first week’s Documented Life Project and we’re almost through week two! As I wrote last week, … Continue reading
As promised, I’m so excited to release “The Journey” – a digital kit that I’ve wanted to do for the past year. It took me awhile to decide on the perfect color palette, but once I did, the kit practically … Continue reading
Are you ready for 2014? I, for one, was not prepared for how quickly 2013 went by. The older I get, the faster time passes – it’s not just me, is it?
I have tried several times (ok, maybe more than several times), to do some sort of “One Little Word-like” year -long program. I’m sure most of you know what I mean. You pick a word to focus on and then let that word guide you through the year. I start out quite enthusiastically and then (I don’t really know why) well before mid-year, I completely drop the ball. Maybe I just lose interest. Maybe I have no discipline. Anyway, now that you get the idea, hold that thought – I promise to get back to it. Continue reading
I think you all know that I’m a total techie, right? And that I’m totally addicted to my iPad mini and my iPhone? So you can imagine that when I can combine creativity and tech tools I’m as happy as … Continue reading
So much has happened in my family this year that after some recent and (very) good news, I felt the need to do some journaling. It ended up being a very simple page (with lots of journaling which I covered up … Continue reading
If you have a crafting business, you already know that It is so, so hard to know exactly what you need to do to market yourself. You know you should be using Facebook and have a blog, and that Pinterest is important, but how do you set them up. And do you need to have a newsletter? And, if so, how do you use it effectively? Continue reading
What does “Artful Intentions” mean? Well, it’s our term for visual journaling with a plan. Of course, Cilenia and I both love to create art for art’s sake and just for fun. But we also both use visual journaling (or “art journaling”) as a way to express our emotions, deal with personal issues, and even to document life events. Continue reading
While browsing Pinterest a couple of weeks ago, I found this really cool, and easy idea for tinting mason jars! When you read that short article, notice the fabulous photos! They’re what got my attention – how pretty! AND how much fun this would be to be able to say I did it myself! And simple! After all, you only need Mod-podge (hello), food coloring and water. Continue reading
Sometimes, in order to move forward, you have to let go.
I took up golf more than 25 years ago – mostly so my husband wouldn’t have an excuse to go out for hours at a time without me! Since we both worked full time and had two kids to raise, we only played on the weekends. So it took a long, long time for me to get any good at the game. When we retired and moved to a golf course community in the country, golf became an important focus in our lives. We both played at least 3-4 times a week, I served as captain of our ladies club for four years and my handicap dropped to a 15 – meaning I was a better than average golfer. Continue reading
I had big plans. Yesterday afternoon I asked my DH to help me set up my tripod and new arm thingy that suspends my iPad mini over my work surface so I could tape my Gelli Plate session. I’d been watching all sorts of videos on different printing techniques and was itching to try them out. It took about ten minutes for me to get all my supplies from my studio to the kitchen island – so I had enough room for the prints to dry while keeping my paints and “stuff’ close by. Continue reading
Secrets and Lies? Seriously? Read on.
I went into my studio this morning wanting to start a journal page. But it was such a mess in there, I couldn’t make my way to the table without tripping over the “stuff” on the floor. And there wasn’t an inch of room on the table either. Or on my chair. Or on the plastic-covered futon that serves as my “drying area”. My first instinct was to run for the hills. But then I realized that if I didn’t clean up, I’d face the same dilemma the next time inspiration struck. Sigh. Continue reading
I found a bright color palette that I wanted to use for a kit and thought it would be a perfect time time make use of my Gelli Plate from Gelli Arts! I videoed my session – but totally messed up on the lighting (lesson learned) but I was able to rescue some still shots for you. Continue reading
You can’t wave a magic wand and make the world go away but there is a way to express at least some of what you’re feeling on any given day. You can journal it out. One of Webster’s definitions of … Continue reading