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 …

Blogging for Connection

Blogging for Connection

From time to time most bloggers ask themselves the question.  “What question?” you ask. That question.  Why do we blog?  If you are asking this question, pull up a seat and have a cold glass of peach infused ice tea.  “Why this tea in particular?”you may well ask. “Why not plain? Why not coffee? “Because …

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 …

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 …

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. …

Artist’s Retreat – July 2015

Artist’s Retreat – July 2015

First meal of Artist’s Retreat – on the shore at Plymouth, Massachusetts. Photograph altered with Brushstroke app.  Artist’s Retreat. Doesn’t that sound romantic? Maybe expensive? Certainly illusive. Well, at least that’s how I felt about it. Every year I’d talk to Cindi Huss, a dear friend who has moved far enough away that we don’t …

Oh Happy Day!

Oh Happy Day!

Today is the day that my dear friend, Cindi Huss arrives for a few days of making art. We have talked about taking some time together for a long time. Our “Artist Retreat” has taken some unexpected turns and has toned down from the original idea. I trust that it is unfolding just as it …

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 …