Tuesday, September 17, 2019

August Art Journal Pages










I suppose I don't need to tell you 
gentle reader..
that I am woefully late
on my Journal pages,
for August..

It is mid September after all..
but we have been dealing with a family issue
and it has taken







time and attention
as well as giving pause and consideration..

so I have not been in the studio as much as usual.









everyone deals with these things, 
and while I won't burden you with the situation..
I can at least let you know that it is at the root of my
August pages..









I recently wrote a little note to a friend who buried her husband 
a year ago... 



"without deep pain cutting a valley in the heart, 
true joy would simply wash and run off.
 The valley opens to receive a joyful soaking
 that is then transmuted into our being."



It doesn't matter what the situation
what the pain is like or about
situations do not matter
feelings 
matter






So I mindfully ripped old papers and painted
multiple layers..


this tree is something I look at 
daily 
I love the bony branches..
It seems to be an anchor for me.. 
slightly obscured 
by the other bigger and leafier trees


Ingredients: Acrylic paints, photo copies, old book pages, colored pencil, pencil,








but it stands like truth..
old and gnarled..
beautiful in age
and knowing it will not stand forever..
I appreciated it in
this
moment...




As you know, we are off again to travel
to far off places and visit dear
friends..

wherever you are and wherever you go
I wish you happy trails..

xox






Friday, September 13, 2019

Mini Lap Book Part 2







Happy Friday,
dear hearts!

So here is part two of my
Mini Lap Book 

I am so pleased with the way it turned out..











and cannot wait to use it on our travels..

we will be traveling for a few weeks and 
I am so thrilled to be able to spend some time 
in London again and
plan to shop in a few 

art supply stores again..

if you are on social media,
Instagram or Facebook,
friend me,
 so you can see the photos that we take
along the way..


I hope you enjoy the video and make your own
lap book ...


Ciao, Ciao!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Inspiration Kits





Well, dear readers..
I just wanted to let you
all know







that the 


is now open

there are large and small packs
of lace and paper





I won't be making them again for a while..
since we are off to Europe shortly..


but I will be back on Friday
to finish my little 
lap book!


xox



Friday, September 6, 2019

Mini Lap Book Tutorial




Ciao, dear readers and viewers..
First...
thank you all 
for your concern, we so appreciated all 
of your kind remarks and we are fine as you can see...
and most grateful to you
for your care...


We have a couple of weeks
before we travel to 
Denmark and London..





But I knew that I wanted to take more time
with my travel journal 
for our new European adventure..

so I decided to create a small lap book
this is 4" x 5 1/2 "
and will be so tuckable into my
saddle bags
and luggage...


If you have never heard of a lap book..
I imagine you will want to make one now..

and next week, 
we will have the finished book..
I have so many decisions to make..

and that is part of the enjoyment of course..
so tune in next Friday..


and until then,
dear ones..

xox

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Celebrating the Twig..






I know..
I know..
it isn't Tuesday..
and I always blog on Tuesday ..
when 
I am not posting a video..








But we have been swamped
at the Lily House..







We had a family issue to attend,
and I have been busy making scrap packs
for a special event..
Not to mention an intensifying weather event that looks as though
it has us in its target..
yikes..







so,  I am knowing that you will forgive me
gentle reader for 
being so tardy with this post..







I am still smitten with my tiny books and 
plan to make more of course..






But right now, methinks we shall work on 
hurricane preparedness..


so hold us in your kindest thoughts
dear ones..
and as always,
I am grateful for you..



Ciao, ciao!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Mixed Media-Mini Twig Book





I know....
I know...

 it's a day early..
but this way you get 
a jump on the weekend ...






I had a lot of fun dreaming this up and creating it
and I hope you enjoy playing with it as well..

Thanks always for watching and for reading ..
I so appreciate your most kind
attention..
one of the 
dearest forms of love..


xox


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

July Mixed Media Art Journal Pages




Well gentle reader..
I wrote a lot about our trip..

to the Caribbean ..
in July,
on the pages in my journal..
so it was not




Sorry for the inconvenience on the last post with my YT video.. simply click on 
the link to watch the video..
"WATCH THIS VIDEO ON YOU TUBE"






surprising to see the blue paint 




show up 





I have to admit though
it was a bit uncomfortable to film..
without a clear idea of where 
the work was taking me...

and I usually know what I am creating
when we film..
have made a prototype or I have worked out
a design plan..



I think that being an artist is a constant exercise in 
releasing control..
it is what separates us from 
Makers and Crafters..






The Artist must learn to surrender the outcome of
what is created and simply allow..
but the 
Maker... Crafter... Artisan
always has an outcome in mind...





Ingredients: Pencil, Gesso, Acrylic paint, fabric, lace, string, handmade papers, antique paper, paper ephemera, wrapping paper, hand dyed lace, fabric and crochet. 







so I was delighted to see
where we were going with
all the little stitches..
and
having a few clouds show up 
unexpectedly was really lovely..







my cloud interpretation

and it certainly recalls to mind
those beautiful serene days..



this week I managed to do a deep clean of the studio..
and got some things organized..
and I am at work
on the new YT video..

my little twig book is up
next
methinks..



Ok, off to do some painting..


Ciao, ciao!



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