30 Days of Lists - The Handcrafted Story
30 Days of Lists is a creative journaling challenge for people who love to make lists. Here is a 4x4 mini book made with the September 2014 list prompts.
No More Excuses...
Looky everyone! The talented Gina Armfield featured my daily journal on her blog. Gina is an inspiring artist, teacher, and creator of the No More Excuses Journal. NME is a daily journal/calendar class filled with prompts for daily art making. It's the book I go to where anything goes, and I just let my mind wander. Where all those bits of daily life go that want to be pinned down, captured, and where each day is faintly remembered. I tend to think in big chunks of time for art making, very…
Sketchbook Challenge - Opposites
Opposites 1 I started out working with foregrounds and backgrounds, with opposing views on each page. Then I searched the internet for quotes that spoke to me. Opposites 2 After thinking about Marc Chagall's quote "All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites". I decided to add the "opposite" color to blue, which is orange. I think a much richer version than Opposites 1.
All aboard for the goat tree express
My friend, Yvonne, sent me a photo of an Argon tree filled with foraging goats. Since I do love goats (doesn't everyone?) I was immediately moved to give it my take. It's a goat tree Version 2, to-do list obliterated
The Birdsong family car trip
Ah, the road trips to Grandma's and to Skyline Drive. The boys fighting in the back, watching the landscape fly by while trying to fight off car sickness. Grandma had a game: "Higgledy-piggledy buttercup, how many fingers do I hold up?" and I can still recall the touch of her hand against my back while I was trying to guess how many. On the road