A Peek Inside: an art journal page

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It all started with a Spark of Art-spiration and a feather... The newest challenge for the Documented Life Project that I'm participating in was to add a feather to our planner. I've been finding feathers on my dog walks for the past month, so that part was easy! The rest … [Read more...]

Hand carved eraser stamps

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Back in the day, I owned a lot of rubber stamps. A. LOT. I loved them so much, I stamped and embossed all of my wedding invitations and reply cards. Sadly, I gave them all away and now that I've found myself needing some stamps for my art journal planner, I have none! So, a … [Read more...]

Some favorite finds

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In the past couples weeks I have been inspired by some finds on the internet that I wanted to share with you. Two are videos and one is a blog post. All three have caused me to pause and rethink some part of my life...both the personal and creative. I hope they do the same … [Read more...]

DIY Washi tape

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I have been using a lot of Washi tape with my art journal planner and consequently have been getting totally bored with my collection! I figured it was time to make some of my own. I decided to use some handpainted deli and tracing paper that I had left over from … [Read more...]

Be inspired by nature

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The weather this summer in NJ has been truly exceptional! I have enjoyed spending time outside and finding inspiration in the things around me. A couple of those items have been hanging around on my art table so I gave myself a little challenge to capture them in my … [Read more...]

Time in my sketchbook

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Welcome back to Time in my sketchbook where I film myself at play in my studio! I finally figured out the video process and managed to capture the entire creation of my page! Yeah for me! Enjoy... Supplies used include: Canson Multi Media Paper Pad; Sharpie; … [Read more...]

Time in my sketchbook

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Welcome back to Time in my sketchbook where I film myself at play in my studio! I started with a watercolor background and then added some doodling with a variety of markers and pens which I have listed below. I finished by adding in more watercolor. As I am still … [Read more...]

Summer at the Jersey shore

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I love the beach! It probably has something to do with having been born on an island. :) My husband and I were able to take a week off and spend some time at 2 different beaches this summer. First up was Bethany, DE of which I got no good pictures. I think I was spending too … [Read more...]

Time in my sketchbook

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One of my favorite pastimes is to watch time-lapse videos of artists painting and creating. I thought perhaps some of you might enjoy that as well! So I have started filming my play time in my sketchbook for you. I always start with some kind of plan just so that I can have … [Read more...]

A Peek Inside: my art journal planner

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Working in my art journal planner is still one of the highlights of my week! I'm following the Documented Life Project for the inspiration and for the weekly challenges that are adding some fun pages to the journal. Check out what I've been up to: Challenge on left: Add … [Read more...]

DIY baby journal shower gift

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I had such a fun time making this mixed media baby journal for a dear friend's daughter! It was my gift at the baby shower and I can't wait to try making more for different occasions. I spent so much time playing with all my stickers, papers, paint and washi tape, that I … [Read more...]