Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Winter colors

A few weeks ago we were “in the area” so went to Lake Padden for our walk. We discovered, to our delight, that the lake at the north end was frozen solid. It was so lovely with the mist rising from the ice. Cold and lovely.

There is a certain beauty in the colors of winter, don’t you think? 

Thursday, January 28, 2016


 A mixed media spread in my tiny journal... Joyful

The white writing barely shows, and I think it needs more, however this is where I left it today. 

I've just started this spread in my altered book journal. Happy colors! Much more to come....

Sunday, January 24, 2016


Patiently waiting for my muse to come back.... 

...waiting not unlike this tree awaiting spring. 

Taken at Marine Park Bellingham. It's my favorite tree. :)

Thursday, January 7, 2016


I've challenged myself to work in my art journals regularly, so of course, signed up for two journal prompt groups. Colour Me Positive and Journal52. I figure I should complete at least one of them each week, and maybe combine the prompts if it works. We'll see. 

The theme for Journal52 this week was your word of the year. So I used ENJOY - one of my focus words this year. 
I kinda messed up this page... stamped with Versafine on layers of acrylic, which is taking forEVER to dry. And smudged it before I realized it still wasn't set. So I wanted to added the words "the process" with my Stazon black ink, except it need re-inking and of course, I can't find the re-inker bottle. hmmmmm.... O.o
So I wrote the words with my Pitt pen, rather than stamp with ink that still isn't quite dry several hours later. And am not totally thrilled, but there ya go. 

Life is a process and you may as well enjoy it as not, don't you think. 
It's all in the attitude. 

My Colour Me Positive spread was done in a tiny journal given to me by a friend. This week the theme was gratitude. I'm a bit happier with this spread :) 

I shall preserve! My mojo will get in gear any time now. *grin* 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Mixed Media 5 x 8
Words added digitally

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all …

Emily Dickinson

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Make Time for Art

Poured inks on canvas panel
words added digitally
I have allowed myself to be so "busy" this past year with my Etsy shops, that I neglected to make enough time for my art. And I miss it, the joy of constantly creating, be it a journal spread, a little ornament or a painting. 

I've been in a rut. The past few months, most mornings I get my tea brewing and head to the computer to check on the shops... and start working on packing up orders or listing things and a hour or two later I'm still in my sweats working away. (Ah, the dangers of working at home.)  Now to clarify, I do get up and out on certain mornings, with places to be early in the day. 

However most of my days have not included time in the studio. I am challenging myself to get up a bit earlier (I'm usually up by 6:30) and get in the studio with my cup of tea and create/work on some project BEFORE I go check on the shops. We'll see how that goes. :D

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