ArtistTribe, ArtJournaling, bohemian, boho, color, creativeteam, layers, mixed media, stencils, team

Longing – An Art Journal Page

This journal spread was an expression of longing. “What are you longing for?” you might ask. What do we all long for? Longing for things that are past or improbable or somehow out of reach. The feeling is far from unique. The illustration I chose does not have to be interpreted as longing, but it …

ArtistTribe, beads, bohemian, boho, creativeteam, embellishment, paper, stencils

Bohemian Flower Pot

Every spring I get excited about growing things. Fresh leaves. Plants at the grocery store, home repair store, roadside stands and sell everything discount shops. Every year I get the bug. Buy some plants. Well, that’s about it. So I am the least likely person you will ever ask to housesit your plants. Or manage your …

adornment, clothes, creativeteam, handmade paper, jewelry, lace, paper, recycle, reuse, tea parties

Paper Bracelet for a Tea Party

I love making paper. It is so satisfying to take the raw materials and see them transform into paper. This week a piece of paper was so luscious I made a bracelet of it. Over on the Arnold Grummer blog, you can see how I made it, step by step. The paper was a beige …

creativeteam, handmade paper, paper, upcycle

I See the Light – Handmade Paper Lanterns

Today I am over on the Arnold Grummer Papermaking Blog with a tutorial about making paper lanterns using handmade paper. Why handmade paper? The answer is simple. The light shines through the paper and makes a warm yet soft, romantic feel. It’s much like the light from a campfire without the mosquitos. Let’s get one …

ArtistTribe, celebration, creativeteam, mixed media, observances

Love Chinese New Year – Artist Tribe project

  I know I mentioned my love of February holidays. It’s February, who doesn’t need a reason to celebrate? While Setsubun is my favorite, this week is jammed packed full of notable days – Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, Ash Wednesday and Chinese New Year. All in one week! That’s a lot to keep …