"Change" -- the completed journal

This journal began in the late summer of 2014. 
As I searched through my collection of discarded library books for the next one
 I wanted to start, a plain green one, called "Change!" stood out to me.
I had been going through some changes and more were on the horizon;
the title was reason enough to choose it.


Typically, the cover is the last thing I do since they get a bit grungy 
while I'm working on the journal.  Also, by the time I'm finished with the journal 
I feel like I "know" it better and can create the cover accordingly.

Here are a few of the pages to peruse.
If you would like to see more, there is a video at the bottom of this post.

Thanks for watching!
Leave me a comment!


Sometimes we have to "Keep Going"

This page in my mini art journal was actually Plan B, 
and would not have existed had I not accidentally
erased the video to this page:

Although I was tempted to pack it in for the day, 
I really wanted to get a video posted, 
so I decided to 
"Keep Going"

I'm glad I did.

Edited to add:

I'm joining Carolyn's Let's Play Link Party!

Let's Play link party


Winds of Change

When I came across these two images, I knew they had to go together.
I love how this page turned out.

I finally got around to using a stencil I've had for a while. It made a nice
background for this page, don't you think?  

Check out the video:


ICAD 2015, Cards 5 and 6

Card 5 is a little abstract.  I drew from my journaling prompts box.  
The three cards were:
Do a monochromatic theme
Use numbers
Make lines with side of a credit card.
This is what happened.

Card 6 is inspired by my love of Chai tea.
I stapled on a tea envelope and tag.
The cup I drew and colored with watercolor pencils.
The border is a Dylusions stamp.

ICAD 2015, Cards 3 and 4

Continuing on with Cards 3 & 4

This one is stamps, watercolor pencils, white Signo pen. 
Acrylic paint wash for background.

Again, an acrylic wash background.  The map is an old, old stamp.
I shaded it with some colored pencils and distressed the edges of the card.


ICAD 2015

I was inspired by art videos to participate in 

I like the challenge because the "rules" are 
relaxed and running for only 2 months makes
it a doable option for me. 

No stress, short time-line, and lots of
fun to be had!





This page is in my big art journal.  
I really tried to loosen up with this one and 
not try to be my usual perfectionist--
even getting my fingers into it!

I enjoyed this free-style method and will 
certainly try it more often!

I love the quote:

"Nothing brings to life again a forgotten memory
like a fragrance"

~Christopher Poindexter

There are lots of smells that trigger memories for me.
What are some aromas that do that for you?

Thanks for watching the video:


Love grows in little houses......

Progress photos of my recent art journal spread.

The blank page

 I added texture with paper and recycled paper towel.
Some color is added with creamy crayon (like gelato).


The next layer is acrylic paint, applied with my fingers.

Next, some random letter stamps.

Then I started building little houses with pretty paper.

The doors are paper scraps, the windows painted with creamy crayon.

A few more details, some shading, text and border.


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