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Sheer Genius

October ThemeTranslucent PapersWeek 42 – October 17Art Challenge: VellumJournal Prompt:  Sheer Genius For this week’s challenge, I used Parchment instead of Vellum as it is a little bit heavier.  I knew I wanted to do some embossing and the parchment holds up a little better. I wanted this page to be clean and simple so I painted my page a …

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Published in Stamper’s Sampler!

Don’t you just love the Stampington & Company Publications?  I love to slowly savor each page as I soak up the gorgeous art and articles in each issue. The only thing better than reading one is being published in one!  I’m completely honored to have my Nifty Gift Project featured in Stampers’ Sampler Magazine this month!  I had so much fun creating …

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A Thousand Words

June Theme Travel Journaling June 27 – Week 26 Art Challenge: Photos and Words Journal Prompt:  A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words I have had to work way ahead in my journal as I am traveling most of the summer and at times was at a loss for inspiration.  Sometimes, creating on demand like this really zaps my ability …

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Home

June Theme Travel Journaling June 20 – Week 25 Art Challenge: Hometown Inspiration Journal Prompt:  There’s no place like Home “You had the power all along, my dear.” Who doesn’t think of the Wizard of Oz when you hear the phrase, ‘there’s no place like home?’  Picture closing your eyes and clicking those ruby slippers together three times while little …

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Take Me Away . . .

June Theme Travel Journaling June 6 – Week 23 Art Challenge: Illustrative Art Journaling Journal Prompt:  Take Me Away These are some of my travel journals.  I love these books more than anything I’ve created.  They are chronicles of my adventures … tiny moments and sketches of things I might not have remembered if I hadn’t  documented them.  I love to …

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Can You Feel It?

May ThemeTouchy Feely (Texture)May 30 – Week 22Art Challenge:  Textured PaperJournal Prompt:  I’m So Not Feeling It! I guess I could say that I wasn’t “feeling” this challenge for the week.  It took me a long time to get into it.  I have stacks and stacks of textured and handmade papers but I just wasn’t inspired by them. {That’s probably …

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Oh The Places You’ll Go!

I hope you enjoy this older post as I gradually merge my three blogs into one!  You can read about my travels and art journals under the Wanderer pic at the top of this page.  If you want to share inspiring stories and how I intend to change the world one heart at a time – just click on my …

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Say “Cheese!”

May ThemeTouchy Feely (Texture)May 23 – Week 21Art Challenge:  CheeseclothJournal Prompt:  Say Cheese I LOVE to use cheesecloth in my mixed media work!  Don’t have cheesecloth?  It’s readily available in hobby, hardware and even grocery stores!  Inexpensive and versatile, cheesecloth adds great texture and flexibility to your art work! I thought I might try this week to recreate a fresco …

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Rise to the Occasion

May ThemeTouchy Feely (Texture)May 16 – Week 20Art Challenge:  Modeling PasteJournal Prompt:  Rising to the Occasion   Modeling Paste can be a tricky medium to use and I am not a big fan . . . typically I use it on canvas when needed and have never tried it in my art journals, so let’s see how this goes!  I …

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The Fabric of My Life

May Theme Touchy Feely (Texture) Week May 2-Week 18 Art Challenge:  Fabric Journal Prompt:  The Fabric of Your Life What is the fabric of my life?  I had to sit and really think about this. What is it made of, what is the foundation? What does it look like? What binds it together?  A recurrent theme for me this week …