Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A week of Spiritual Study

This is the view as I traveled for some spiritual refreshment at a week-long Bible Study Course. It only highlights the wonderius work of our fear-inspiring God.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Picture Perfect

I am the queen of repurpose. I save almost everything. Isn't that some of what being artistic is all about? While I'm trying to fit new purposes into old things, I love to weave in other forms of art that I dabble in. So my post this week uses some "artsy junk" or should I say "treasures" that I saved from some packaging leftover from a purchase.
Using some mixed-techniques , I used various paints and applied them with my fingers. I added some book pages and home-made stencils. Lastly, I added a picture of my son. I love mixed- media, it is forgiving.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Pigging Out

This past weekend a friend smoked a pig and invited all of us to enjoy it with him. Pork is not a meat I eat a lot of but I enjoyed the association just the same. Even though the temps were blazing and the flies were buzzing, we made it happen. Good times with good friends can't be beat.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Journal to Journal

It is all about the journaling. And I try to do a lot of that in my journals. From "fauxbonichi" to art journals, I try to fit it all in a day's worth of crafting. Since I'm still on my summer break, I'm trying to make the most of my time. This relaxed time has allowed me to keep these beauties current for the most part. Sometimes I do get a day or two behind but I am usually able to catch up without much more delay. I'm loving this creative process. Now another crafty venue is vying for my attention: quilting. The summer will never be the same.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

A "craftsman/woman" deserves a crafts man's tote

Look what arrived early this morning. My Craftsman tote. When I opened the door to go and feed Sidian(my dog) there she was, sitting neatly placed on my porch. What a surprise. It was 7:00 am. So I drugged her in and filled her up. I love this storage alternative. Of course,the purpose is to hold all my planners and planner supplies. And it is so portable.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Midori journaling

 One thing that I love about my Midori Travelers Notebook is that it is portable and has just enough space to record my week or month. I also have a canvas to use leftover pictures that I have printed but couldn't find a use for in some of my others craft venues.(i.e pocket scrapbooking) here is the week of June 29-July 5. I use my Canon Selphy to print my photos and an app called Photo Collage.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Books to read this SUMMER

Just arriving today are two art journaling books I ordered from  Interweave(Cloth, Paper, Scissors) Art Journal Courage byDina Wakly is for mixed media techniques  and The Art of Whimsical Lettering by Joanne Sharpe will help me to perfect my writing style. I can't wait to dive into these yummy books. Stay tuned for some inspiration.