Rainbows & “One Little Word” Art Journal Process

It has been about 6 weeks since I last did an art journal page…so crazy!  I was excited to jump back in, but definitely felt a bit clumsy as I was getting started.  I think that is pretty common with any activity that you have taken a break from.  Whenever I’ve stepped back from workingContinue reading “Rainbows & “One Little Word” Art Journal Process”

“Happy is…” Art Journal Process

What is “happy”?  What does it really mean to feel happy?  This is a question that I have been pondering during the more recent life transitions that my family and I have been going through.  I am someone that is programmed for stress.  I am a worrier, and in all honesty, I thrive in stressfulContinue reading ““Happy is…” Art Journal Process”

The Ultimate Crafty Pegboard

No matter the size of your craft space, organization is the key to taking full advantage of your creative time every day. For me, setting up my craft space involved finding a balance between the organization and the aesthetic appeal. Because, let’s face it, it is really hard to create in a space that doesn’tContinue reading “The Ultimate Crafty Pegboard”

“Go Your Own Way” Art Journal Process

Some pages in my art journal are just test pages.  I use them to test out products for the first time, and then just leave them for later.  In today’s art journaling process, I come back to one of these pages and decide to give it a more “finished” look.  (Although, are art journal pagesContinue reading ““Go Your Own Way” Art Journal Process”

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Art Journal Entry

I had the best of intentions when I started.  I wanted to do a bright art journal entry, but I also had planned to do some sort of masking stencil to tone down the brightness.  But, once I started adding color, I couldn’t stop.  The page just became louder and louder, filling with vibrant color.Continue reading “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Art Journal Entry”

Splatter and Splash Art Journaling

Every Friday, I spend time in my art journal, and it is glorious! Art journaling is still very new to me, and I am having such a great time experimenting with techniques and supplies that I’ve never been brave enough to try in my traveler’s notebooks or in my Bible journaling.  Sometimes I try outContinue reading “Splatter and Splash Art Journaling”

Look on the Bright Side

Any other parent out there secretly cringe when a snow day is announced?  Especially a snow day when there isn’t any actual snow?  Don’t get me wrong, I love snow.  And, I love my kids.  But, this has been a crazy week with schedules interrupted over and over again by school closings and delays.  FridaysContinue reading “Look on the Bright Side”

Hope is Not a Strategy

Art journaling is new to me.  I’m still at the stage where what I imagine a page will look like is nothing like how it turns out.  But, if I’ve learned one lesson experimenting with mixed media, it’s to just keep going.  If you don’t like how a page looks, don’t give up, just keepContinue reading “Hope is Not a Strategy”