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 Take Two – Stenciled Bracelet – for the Artist Tribe

Kuchi Koo Take Two – Stenciled Bracelet – for the Artist Tribe

  Kuchi Koo Take Two!   The Artist Tribe is featuring Kuchi Patches from Gwen Lafleur’s shop. I’ve already featured one, a small round one, in a fiber art brooch. (Interested? Click here.) Look at this beauty! The color. The design. The geometry. I was smitten, but couldn’t decide what to do with it.  That …

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 …

Welcome – Artist Tribe Blog Hop

Welcome – Artist Tribe Blog Hop

Welcome to my post for the Gwen Lafleur’s Artist Tribe Blog Hop. Today and tomorrow each of the members of the Artist Tribe will be posting a project to their blogs. You will see a wide variety of styles and projects all using materials carried by Gwen’s shop. See the links at the bottom of …

Ornamental Petals Screen Embroidered Zipper Bag – Tutorial for Gwen Lafluer’s Artist Tribe

Ornamental Petals Screen Embroidered Zipper Bag – Tutorial for Gwen Lafluer’s Artist Tribe

I’m excited to introduce my first project for Gwen Lafluer’s Artist Tribe. This is the first design team for me. Usually, I simply follow my instinct when creating. To be truthful, I did not do the steps in the most logical order, but I will walk you through my process. Feel free to adjust the …

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 …

Kelly Kilmer Class Part Two – Painted Books & Shopping at Kept Creations

Kelly Kilmer Class Part Two – Painted Books & Shopping at Kept Creations

  I made this book.  Read that again.  I MADE THIS BOOK!!!! I’ve always wanted to do this.  I did it in my second class with Kelly Kilmer.  I can’t wait to make more books.  Maybe you figured this out already, but I haven’t finished this book. Not by any matter of means. I haven’t had …

Class with Kelly Kilmer Part One – Visual Poetry

Class with Kelly Kilmer Part One – Visual Poetry

Recent visitors to RMBM know that I have been enjoying exploring art journaling. Friends have heard ad nauseam about how excited I was to take my first ever class with Kelly Kilmer at Kept Creations in Whitman, Massachusetts. Well, lovelies, I was not disappointed. It was a wonderful day of creating, learning, laughing and stretching …

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 …