summer mixed media journal season is here ~

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hello summer! 75 degrees, no wind, beautiful sunshine and a shady patio. perfection defined! ~~~~~~~ … and a new season for making mixed media journals begins. i grab {just a few} key art supplies:   washi tape, paper words, pens, little scrappy knick knacks n’such,  {because, let’s face it, it would take hours upon hours  to bring it all outdoors!} and …

journals ~ finished!

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hi there ho there folks!so… here’s what i’ve been doing in a few minutes here and there.  it’s been so hectic preparing to retire, cleaning out my office… cleaning out my clothes closet!  {casual clothes here i come!!}  but i also have lots of papers, and folders, and stuff too.  now i have to find homes for it… at home!anywho, …

mixed media flower ~ winter’s daisy

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hi ~this is a mixed media-styled watercolor piece, created in my large scale, moleskine watercolor journal.  it’s size is 8.5″ x 12″ {and i love playing in this larger venue}this is the photo story, of how the piece progressed {the best i can recall, that is!}the first photo below shows the initial color, using sennelier watercolors, and then my first …

sketchbook ~ the art of discipline

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hello sweet readers ~have i told you lately… how much i love sewing. quilting. coloring. drawing. doodling. writing? but did you know?… they don’t necessarily come ‘naturally’ ~ even more importantly, did you know… “the narrow gate”  ~ watercolor card … they are disciplines? bear with me in delving into the nuances of the word “discipline” pretty please?  typically, we tend to view discipline  as a harsh punishment. however, websters …

~ My Sunshine ~

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If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you likely have come to know that I dearly LOVE bright, bold, saturated COLOR!  It just makes me happy-giddy!  It doesn’t matter if it’s in fabric, paint, paper or threads… and now inks and mists of all kinds!  I’ve been soooo intrigued with all the colored spray mists and …

She Believed She Could ~

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It’s my first painting.  Make that “finger” painting, because that’s what I used.  Just my fingers to spread the various types of paint; a few pens, spray inks, stamps, scrapbook paper, fabric flowers, and my black marker. Inspired by a demo and technique featured by Christy Tomlinson’s on her website. After I saw her demo, I thought “I would love …