Friday, February 12, 2016

A good idea!

Enjoying the colorful painted backgrounds that Ginny told us about in journaling class.  Easy, using those little inexpensive "pot" of acrylic paint. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


.....Thus in the winter stands the lonely tree
Nor knows what birds have vanished one by one
Yet knows its boughs more silent than before
I cannot say what loves have come and gone
I only know that summer sang in me
A little while, that in me sings no more.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

and on to February Journaling ...

 Oh, still finishing up December and January birthdays!
and then beginning February...

Dan and Angel went to a painting class to do the Chicago skyline.  They had fun and did a wonderful job!

Decided to do poetry homework while waiting for Julie at the doctor's office.
And then, fun things, like Robins and making cards.  

Painting class and ...just things.

A quote that I like.

and a favorite along with a magazine colors collage.

and one little "Peek".

Last week's collage class

Some were finished with their collage pieces, so I brought a box of scraps and we made tiny collages for cards.  Here's Maria picking out some treasures.

Lora Lee, working on her waterfall collage (as seen below).


Denise working on her Valentine piece to have printed for cards.

Judy working on little collages for cards and below is her lovely winter piece.

The cards are fun and were "a hit".  Here's Teri getting started.

Marge  and Eva working away...

and Peggy finishing up.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Yesterday's Art Journaling

We had a wonderful Art Journaling Class yesterday...eleven enthusiastic journalers!  For fear of "facing the blank page", I showed them a fun background to create...

for collage 

or for lettering.

A busy time and i neglected to take photos time! 

Monday, January 25, 2016

on with January...

A poem from "Winter Eyes".  Wanted to letter it in my book with a wintery background, so tried a torn-paper stencil with acrylic paint on sponges and brushes.  Have to practice that again...

And couldn't wait to get back in the house yesterday morning and get these beauties down on paper.  Took Henri out early and these two guys were roaming around beyond our fence.  I journaled a little about it and the full moon as you can see below on the 24th.  

tiny watercolors.

journaling about classes, the coyotes and Handwriting Day!

and a little of this and that...

Friday, January 15, 2016

Journaling for January

A positive quote and a favorite cookie recipe to start off the new year.

Another favorite quote from Simple Abundance and a visit from a best friend.
And then my envelope, ready for saving things.

 Documenting days and poetry class.

More days' things to remember.

Poetry homework.

A start-of-the-year collage

Daily doings.

An unexpected road trip!

One tiny watercolor done so far; credit card size on inserted watercolor paper - need to do one once a week!

A page that I enjoy...the colors of the month and some little writings.

and more daily journaling...