Dec 24, 2013


Looking forward to the annual Italian feast we will have tonight! Every X-Mas Eve, our great friends (the Starrantinos) invite us over to celebrate. Will and I were both sick with a stomach bug yesterday, but am glad to say I feel better today. Not 100% as my stomach is still churning, but I think I might be hungry?

Anyway, my Design Team post is up over at Artistcellar. Come check out what I did with YUPO paper. I have only used this manmade synthetic stuff twice and I think I like it. I'm curious to see how it would work in one of my handmade journals. I might incorporate some pages in the next one I make.

This is not the finished piece. Go visit Artistcellar to see what I did!

Happy holidays!

Dec 20, 2013

New Journal

It's time for a new journal. I LOVE making my own journals. There is something about ripping the paper, sewing the binding and decorating the covers that is incredibly satisfying for me.

Do you like to buy your journals or make them?

Dec 19, 2013

Here is the finished piece I created for Artistcellar the other day. There is still time to enter yourself for a chance to win a set of Jill Berry's new TEXTure 2 stencils either by leaving a comment over at Artistcellar (each Design Team member is offering a chance to win. there are 5 Desing Team members so that is 5 chances!). You also have chances to win through the blog hop that's been going Head over there to check it out!

Dec 17, 2013

First Flight

Come visit me over at Artistcellar as it is my day as part of the Design Team to blog!  You can still try to win a set of Jill Berry's new stencils. They are a lot of fun! Come see what I did with the stencil Miro from this new set. The blog hop is also going on! Go check it out. Maybe you'll be a winner!?!

Dec 12, 2013

Gypsy Girl

I finished my gypsy girl a la Tam from Willowing. I'm pretty happy with her, but I still think her eyes are too close together. I love the layers and the texture.  Next time I will use some different pastes to really add dimension.  I really had a lot of fun and it is bigger than I have worked in a long time (about 11x15").

Dec 11, 2013

Win It!

I'm still on the Design Team over at Artistcellar. This week is the release of Jill Berry's TEXTure2 Stencils and they are fab! If you go to the Artistcellar blog you can try to win a set of these awesome stencils.  In fact, each Design Team member is giving a set away and there is also a blog hop going on where you can also enter to win.  Wouldn't it be fun to win?!?!?!

Here is a peek at what I created using one of the stencils in the set.  Go check out my entire post!

Dec 9, 2013

Girl Interrupted

Painting big! I has to stop as I had to drive carpool. I think her eyes are too close together, but it's too late now. My daughter suggested I make her a pirate with an eye patch!

Dec 7, 2013


I picked up some Yupo paper the other day to try. I played around with alcohol inks and I like the result. I'm curious how mixed media work will be with this paper. It feels SO smooth!

Dec 5, 2013

Feeling it

Last week, I bought some new tubes of paint in luscious colors. I have the bug! I've been feeling the need to paint. Big. On canvas.  I started playing around yesterday and this is where I am so far. I'm loving the texture and feel I'm headed in the right direction. Now I need to buy an easel!

Dec 3, 2013

Made it!

 I'm still on the Design Team over at Artistcellar. I post on the blog over there every Tuesday. I had lots of fun making a new little journal. Go check it out!