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 …

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 …

Paint on My Fingers Again!

Paint on My Fingers Again!

See the paint on my fingers? It was great to see it there and even more thrilling to see the design of the stencil printed on my fingers.  It’s been a busy month for so many reasons, not the least of which is preparation and the beginning of a new school year in tandem with …

Wearing Joy – Seeing Joy – Feeling Joy

Wearing Joy – Seeing Joy – Feeling Joy

There’s been a lapse in my regular posting schedule over the past two weeks. Once I got back in the swing of blogging and making the rounds of blogs I wanted to get involved in everything. Some of that is good. Some of that is too much. So I’m reevaluating what I should be involved with. Not only …

Pile on the glitter – Fashion Fridays

Pile on the glitter – Fashion Fridays

Last week I discovered that somewhere along the line I stopped wearing jewelry. What may have started as a decision not to wear jewelry that could be damaged when doing a messy project with students or when kneading dough or simply out of laziness, became a habit. It became my regular operating system. This week I …

Wear Your Joy Course with Kelly Rae Roberts – Fashion Friday

Wear Your Joy Course with Kelly Rae Roberts – Fashion Friday

When I saw the course by Kelly Rae Roberts called Wear Your Joy I just knew I had to take it. It resonated so well with this art journal. She provided a forum for exploring some of the very things I thought I’d put in this journal. So today’s Fashion Friday is dedicated to Kelly. …

The Gift of Laughter and Books – Self Care Saturday

The Gift of Laughter and Books – Self Care Saturday

Laughter is one of the most powerful self care strategies I can think of. Others might prefer face masks or manicures. A good ole belly laugh that makes me snort and pound on the table while tears stream down my face…now that’s the kind of self care I love best. It is extra good if …

Finding My Style – Fashion Friday

Finding My Style – Fashion Friday

Color – Texture – Fiber  These are things I love. Before taking up art journaling I knit, I crocheted, I sewed, I embroidered and I beaded. I made paper from pulp. I folded paper ….well I still do that with a vengeance. There was the season of spinning and years of smocking and heirloom sewing. I love …