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 …

Making Holiday Gift Wrapping – Part Two – Holiday Stencils Three Ways

If you have been following me for long you will already know that I am not prone to following the rules. At first, I thought traditionally about using Gwen’s Christmas Collection stencils and you can see that I started off by printing out a copy for each of my party guests. (I’d like to mention that …

Making Holiday Gift Wrapping – Part One – A Party

I got my hands on Gwen’s holiday stencils and the ideas immediately started going round in my head. I mean, look at them! And yes, those are fairy lights shining down on them. I do so love to have fairy lights shining down on my desk.  First I stenciled on white paper. Then on a …

Reversible Boho Necklace – for the Artist Tribe

A reversible boho necklace to wear with more things than you would at first imagine. I’ve always wanted a statement piece like this one. What a surprise to me that it was easy and well within my reach to make myself.  I know you can make one too. If you do, send me a note …

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 …

Kuchi Koo – Artist Tribe Challenge October 2017

Kuchi Koo – Artist Tribe Challenge October 2017

One of the many fun things about being part of Gwen Lafleur’s Artist Tribe is the monthly challenges. Gwen’s shop is so jam-packed full of great stuff it’s hard to choose what to work on. These challenges help me to focus. I’m liable to stop and chase shiny objects midway through a project, so this structure …

Laugh in the Face of Fear

Laugh in the Face of Fear

For the past few months I’ve been carefully using the time I have for creative endeavors…not everything can be accomplished at once. The last week of the year will be spent tidying and organizing so that I can be more efficient in 2016. Hopefully some art will be created in tandem. Kelly Rae Robert’s course, Spirit Wings, …

Transformation

Transformation

Transformation – it’s everywhere.  Especially in this season.  I attended a art journaling hangout on Google with Amy Maricle a few months ago. She has some really helpful things on her website, so make sure you go and check it out. Today looking through a spread I did during that time I decided to take my pens …

Love Everywhere

Love Everywhere

This spread was done during our Artist’s Retreat and was inspired by the wonder that is Cindi Huss. Cindi has never ceased to amaze and delight me with her openness to people who have a wide, and I  really mean huge, span of cultural, political, socio-economic, gender, add whatever else I have left out, backgrounds. …