Saturday, September 28, 2013

Out of the pens of babes!

YES, I am on vacation, but a customer who bought one of my journals wrote me and sent this picture. 
She wrote  "My 6 year old loves my journal. I found her this afternoon making her own journal"

THIS warmed my heart and my Shari would have LOVED it!
Thank you Mary Alice for sharing this
THANK you Delaney for your beautiful creation!!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Journals and ROAD TRIP!!

I've been busy making journals for Christmas orders and am getting more inventive with them everyday! Making them has really helped me get back in the creative mode. I hope someday to be painting again but for's JOURNALS!!
 This one above was fun to do! The back and front are felted pieces I did on my felting machine. LOVE doing that! and the straps are from weavings I did. Little button on top is handmade by me out of sculpey clay.
This one is from a 1962 Readers Digest book. Hand crocheted straps and more sculpey buttons and beads.
Go to to see more of each one of these.

THE MOST EXCITING thing for me lately is that my husband and I are leaving on the 27th for a BIG 

We have had, as you well know if you follow this blog, a very hard year and we are getting away to do some healing. We are going out WEST!! Colorado, Wyoming, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma then HOME.....maybe :)
I am really hoping and praying that this trip will inspire me to get back to my painting again. When I first started back painting in 1987, my work was mostly southwest art. I love the culture and I love the color so praying that inspiration will return.
SO......adios until the trip is over which is going to be about 2 1/2 weeks....
Thanks for your continued support.....

Saturday, September 14, 2013

I'm Back!!!

am so glad to be feeling better and feeling more creative.
Time heals and life moves on....
I'm going to be offering my "In Studio" workshop once again but THIS TIME, we not only will paint papers, we will make paper tape AND you will go home with a journal of your papers!!
I can't wait to teach this workshop!!
Journal making is what has kept me afloat these past 6 months and I am happy to teach you how to make your own journal.
SO...if you are interested go to "Studio workshop" and check it out.
It's part of "The journey"