Tuesday, June 21, 2011

flea market finds

Had a good junkin day. Found all the new crystals and cool rubber stamps. Food. Also I'm going to try to carve the corks into stamps.

Monday, June 20, 2011


Worked on this all day. Love it for a first page in my journal. I think I'm going to work landscape in this journal and do individual pages. Sick of having a seam in the middle of my art work.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Mixed media art journal

First thing I did was cover this with tea bags stamped with my new Tim Holtz stamp. The cover was way too shiny for me. This looks and feels better in person.

last page

Finished second Moleskine art journal today. Love the paper in these but am not happy with the binding. Not great for mixed media. I don't use a lot of extras but do like to insert a photo or embellishment occasionally. Both journals are taped and very fragile.

I bought the Strathmore mixed media visual journal for my next new one. Still working on my 1925 yearbook journal but must have more than one going at a time. Hoping the spriral binding will hold up better.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


P is for Paula

Enjoyed doing this page for Paula's blog. I have been watching her since before she broke her ankle. Love turning on her stream and arting along. Thanks for all you do Paula. Love ya!

http://www.journalartistaart.com/ Go to her blog and you can find her twitter, ustream and you tube videos. If you ask me, she is the next Carol Duvall!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Purple shed

Finished this painting this morning. Really like it. That is saying a lot. I painted for years and never hung them. Put them in a closet. This. I will hang.

My husband built me this garden shed at our home in Waveland, MS. I still want him to get a trailer and a chain saw and bring me my SHED!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Purple shed

Worked on the clay pots today and the patio. The brick was salvaged from New Orleans.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Purple shed

Haven't got to work on this much but am almost done anyway. Put the green on the Plumeria today and I really like it. More work on the patio and pool then I must hang this one!

Color charts

I'm using this Basic Grey pocket journal to make an inventory of my pens and pencils. I should have done something like this fifteen pencils ago. Oh well, live and learn. I'm going to put this in my purse and before I buy another I'm going to check it to make sure I'm not buying duplicates! I have my favorite colors and I tend to buy them over and over. Now that IS sick.

My husband was on vacation this week and he took me to the city to the Utrecht art store. That place is fabulous. They had all the art journaling supplies I have been craving at Michael's and Hobby Lobby.

I bought so much stuff that I was embarrassed. He didn't even flinch. I had been saving back for this haul. I'm not sure I'm even going to post pictures. I think I might have a problem.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Purple shed

Finally have the shed the way I want it. Just a little more work on the steps then on to the plants.

Purple shed

Too much cleaning yesterday and not enough painting. Worked on it a little this morning.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Day three on my little painting. Really like it so far. My birthday present FINALLY came in. I had gone to that scrapbook store on the other side of town in March for colorwash. She was all out but offered to order it. Well after a long drawn out wait they came in but took the stamp another two weeks. Worth the wait. Love both and can't wait to play with them!

Still no one to go to the Kansas City Tim Holtz class on Sunday the 19th. If anyone out there in cyberspace is going please comment and I'll meet cha there!