Boho Boquet Art Journal Page

I love Gwen’s new stencils. I love her old stencils. I love the fact that she’ll probably have more stencils in the future. (I don’t have any inside information, but I can’t imagine a world in which this is not the case.) Not only do I love her stencils, but I love printing them on …

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 …

Jane Austen’s Birthday Blogfest

Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!  I have been obsessive about Jane Austen’s works for some time. If you know me well, you are likely to know this. Though I have neglected to invite people to attend, I have prepared a party, of sorts, in her honor.  Upon hearing my plan, my daughter offered the loan of …

Secret Journey Journal and Some Beautiful Trim

Secret Journey Journal and Some Beautiful Trim

What happens when you find an old map that your brother wrapped your Christmas gift in, you are thinking about what to make for the next Artist Tribe project and The Police are singing about Spirits in the Material World and their Secret Journey in the background? Well, this. This happens.  Naturally.  What else could …

Documenting Artwork and Inventory Links

Documenting Artwork and Inventory Links

Post number four in this series.  Learning about documenting artwork and applying what I learn to my own art continues. As I move forward with this it seems to me that providing links to the articles I find most helpful and reflecting upon that will be more helpful to others than me reinventing the wheel. …

Changing Blog Title

Changing Blog Title

Art journal page prompted by Rae Missigman’s #artmarks30daychallenge While I haven’t been posting to my blog in a while, I have been fairly active on Instagram. Even before the last post, I made I started considering where this blog was going and some changes I hoped to make. Changes I hoped would make this blog more interactive.  …

The Artist’s Way

The Artist’s Way

I’ve been hearing about The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron for a long time now. Several years ago my friend Cindi Huss told me about the book and about morning pages. I didn’t read the book, but I got the gist and started doing them off and on. About a year ago, the book found …

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day journal page. The prompt I was working on was “primary”. The librarian in automatically thinks of primary documents. So I chose two from the National Archives – one of suffragettes marching on Bastille Day (they ended up in jail) and the amendment to grant women the right to vote. Keep marching. No …

Try it or trash it

Try it or trash it

Yesterday I read a blogpost by Jen Morris on her website Jen Morris Creative entitled What I’m reading this year: 17 books in 2017.  She realized that she has many inspirational books sitting unread on her shelves and she is aiming to do something about that. It inspired me. Thanks, Jen.  My bookshelf before the challenge …