Stay safe and dry in this impending storm that seems to be effecting everyone!!!
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
It was a lot of fun to just cut loose and not be so worried about the outcome. They are technically supposed to be flowers, but I felt myself naturally gravitating towards sea life... so I went with it. I do have to admit, however, that after I added the pen lines (as you can see in the background of the first image), I thought that the thick, dark lines took away from the color of the watercolors. So I ended up painting thin gesso over the background lines, which muted them without fully taking them away. I much preferred this effect. What do you think?
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
I tend to do more art in my "art" journals than writing, but that's ok, as there are no rules. That being said, I recently began looking into what exactly were these things called "Prayer Journals," anyway?
The wonderful thing is that a prayer journal is uniquely yours, and it is what you feel God wants it to be to you. He wants to have a closer relationship with you, and this can be a wonderful way to increase that! Enjoy the gift that the Lord has given you... He loves you. Use it as just one way to show Him how much you love Him right back :)
I am participating in the wonderful Art Journal Every Dayhosted by artist Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. Come join in the fun!
Saturday, January 11, 2014
But! If there is a lot going on in your head (as there typically is, let's be honest), and you even have the motivation of some good music, then give it a little time, and something will begin to come together... below I have a spread I worked on today. I had SO MUCH going on in my head, that I thought an interesting aesthetic with various words might be fun. It was!
But! One of the great things about growing older is that you learn that just because you've a lot to say, doesn't mean you should. Thus I included a little reminder to myself as a finalization of the piece ;) I like it. How about you?
Friday, January 3, 2014
A new year, fresh perspectives, an abundance of inspiration! Funny how the idea of a fresh beginning always accompanies a new year... and I'm embracing it with arms wide open!
The wonderful Tammy over at
is offering up another one of her fantastic and inspirational challenges:
So far I've participated in one (see my coffee rings below), and am finding that I'm inspired to create more from just that one challenge. There really is a wealth of creative and motivational goodies over there, you should check it out! Even if you are new to art journaling, you can "jump right in!"
I've since cut up the paper I've done the coffee rings on, and am beginning to create the collage below. That is one thing I also have to try and somehow address this year... I know that we artists create because, well, most of us can't help it. It's just our nature to do so. But what do you do with WHAT you create? Any ideas? At least if you are doing art in an art journal, then it's got a home... IN the journal. But I just don't want a proverbial box of my art sitting around, you know?
Anyway, what are you doing on the computer?? Go create something! ;) And join in with Art Journal Every Day if you'd like! I have :)
Monday, December 30, 2013
Looking forward to a wonderful and blessed New Year with no limits. I hope each and every one of you feels equally as optimistic about your New Year! Please enjoy the picture above that I created in my journal, and my Christmas gift to myself below is my new Inkoos :)
Happy New Year!!!