Use your art journal pages as gift wrap


If you have a small present to give, why not make it extra special by using one of your art journal pages as the gift wrap? Now I'm not suggesting you use the actual pages! Although you certainly could if you wanted. The page I decided to use is Washi taped into my … [Read more...]



One of my favorite bloggers, Blazer Designs, added a fun challenge to Instagram for the month of February...make a pattern everyday using whatever you like. The hashtag is #28patterns if you would like to follow along and see what everyone is making. I have been making … [Read more...]

My selfie experiment


Holy hell, what was I thinking?! This love letter to myself in the form of selfies is hard! I guess that is the point but I can't say that I am feeling the love for the project (read more). It has made me think a bit more about my day...look for the fun moments... even give … [Read more...]

Time in my sketchbook


Welcome back to Time in my sketchbook where I film myself at play in my studio! This tiny journal is fun to work in. In order to use wet media in it, I always glue two pages together since they are thin and made more for writing. I started out with some torn book pages … [Read more...]

With pleasure and gratitude


I've always known that changing your mindset will change your outlook on your life. But...just because I know that doesn't mean I actually do it! Like many of you, my husband and I struggle daily...with finances, our (many) careers, our not so great apartment, our health. … [Read more...]

3 uses for a Junque Journal


After deciding that I wasn't going to use the same idea for a to-do list as I did last year, I went looking for a new solution. Last year's book worked great but the change to the Documented Life Project to more art journaling created a need for a separate to-do … [Read more...]

Pretty and simple Valentine cards


These Valentine cards were a simple way to create cards, not only for Valentine's Day, but for all those February birthdays I seem to have on my calendar! The supplies I used include: blank cards and envelopes of your choice, colorful paper, a Sharpie or Micron pen, … [Read more...]

Selfie love letter


I adore Instagram. I like to think that I use it to share me. But, as I look back through my feed, mostly it is my art (and pets) that I'm sharing. While that is still me, I know that I'm hiding behind the art so you don't see the physical me. I am not a fan of photos of … [Read more...]

The gift of sketching


My husband is a wonderful artist who spends all of his working time on computer generated graphics and websites. For Christmas, I decided to reignite his love of sketching by putting together an art kit that has everything he needs at his fingertips! I kept the supplies … [Read more...]

One little word for 2015


Happy New Year, everyone! Thanks for joining me on my continuing creative journey this year. After a bit of an artistically bumpy 2014, I decided that I was trying to get too many projects off the ground in an attempt to make my artwork provide part of my income. It wasn't … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays


Thank you all for the support this year on the blog! I am looking forward to sharing more of my creative journey with you in 2015. Have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends and I'll see you in the New Year!        … [Read more...]

#CarveDecember stamp update


Carving stamps has been a great stress reliever this month. It completely adsorbs your attention! We are halfway through the #CarveDecember challenge that I am participating in and I'm so happy with what I have managed to produce. I've only used dollar store erasers so far … [Read more...]