Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

March is flyin'

Even though March is a long month, it seems to be going as fast as the wind.  
Working on my March journal pages, here is my "Peep" (credit card size) for the third week.  I did it from a magazine photo, but it reminds me of a little road in Michigan when we had a place there.

A "Writing Page" using acrylic ink background.  I love this little poem and the lines about the lark on the wing and the snail on the thorn.

I decided to add some "inchies" to my pages; they always add a fun little touch to a piece.  Next week in our Journaling get-together at The Center, I will show the girls the acrylic ink technique and make some "inchies"...

Found this poem among the "Spring" collection in my little poetry book that my Mom gave me on my Confirmation Day in 1955.  It's too bad we don't know who wrote it, but love the language...

and another "inchie" found it's place.

We just had our corned beef and cabbage dinner yesterday and baked Irish Soda Bread.  It sort of looks how I feel - ate too much of it!

And just needed to show you the overnight bag that Danielle sewed all by herself - by hand!
I love the cuff and the bright buttons.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Journaling daze...

Adding a few more ideas to inspire my journaling class...

Colors of the month and some additions of dictionary notes and shamrocks

So this is the Collage page that I previously posted and as the month continues on...

I sometimes add to that collage...

as new things happen and inspire me, like the Grackles.

This was last month's "Peeps" and for the last week, I had drawn these little tulips and never did paint them, but I do like just a little pen&ink too, so I'm leaving them like that.
Whatever makes you happy!

Monday, March 16, 2015


My husband had a little stay in the hospital (7 days) and I stayed with him...and we are happy to be back home!  I had my journal with me, so that helped me keep track of the days and what went on...

My March Collage.  Time change; the trees are still bare; but trying to put spring in my step!

A few colors of the month, words of the month and a little collage.

Brent's birthday...26!

Love doing the little weather report.

I saw those little colored hippopotamus in the hospital gift shop and then found one in a magazine.  They were quite pricey, so this one will do; just to remember them.

And two weeks of "Peeps", the little line drawings with watercolor added.  
This kept me occupied while my hubby was sleeping...

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

February's No Excuses Journaling

 I'm settling in to what are my favorite pages to do in my journal for "No Excuses Journaling".  Of course, the first one is the "collage" page...and it may not be finished as I sometimes keep adding to my pages...or it might be.  March is knocking...
(p.s. if Marge Duff is looking, I had to make a copy of her pretty pink house valentine to put in here.)

And this is the "daily" journal page, showing the color (you feel) for the day, a line or so about the day, and the weather of the day.  Three little things to note, even if you don't have time to do much else.

A page to do for the month showing "colors" of the month, "words" of the month, and a small "collage" of the month.

And a "Writing" page.  Using a watercolor splash background, I lettered one of my Mom's favorite Valentine cookie recipes (given to her from my cousin, Joanne).

This page is called your "peeks".  A tiny pen&ink and watercolor painting for each week of the month.
Peggy brought in some lovely lemons from her son's in California and they were pretty enough to paint and I wanted to remember them.  Next, I love chickens and so found a photograph of these in a magazine and used them for my watercolor.  This past third week, had to paint our neighborhood squirrel cuddling up in my front tree after he was done munching on the bird's suet.

And this page, done on the other side of the watercolor paper is watercolor swatches of the colors of the month, with lettering of words, definitions, phrases meaningful for that month.

A Grid page.  A square a day to fill in with some small design or word for the month.

A fun journal!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Tomorrow is my collage class and I am almost finished with my winter piece.  Just a few more teeny details to add.  And this time, I took a picture of it in a different light so you can see it's definitely a snowy white landscape.  

As I said before, my inspiration came from a photograph that a relative in Germany  had sent.  I loved it and asked her permission to use it as my model.