Painty Art Journal Background

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

Goodbye 2013. Happy, Fearless 2014!

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

It Looked So Easy …

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

Journal it Out: To Move Forward

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

Journal it Out – Best Laid Plans

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: Studio Confessions

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