Returned to me!


Never used the “word” squeee before, but….SQUEEE

So very excited to share with you. My art journal has made it back to me. It made a big journey and has received entries (gifts) from five women in four different countries. I love it, what a special experience and keepsake.

Margaret, I love your use of stamps and texture. All of your entries were lovely!!

Irina, I love your tropical fish, your flying photo and your ability to collage with fabric.

Katie, I love your color and your whimsy, they are very sweet entries. You would be great at illustrating a children’s book.

Victoria, as usual I love your cheery colors and your variety of medias! I’m so excited you crochet too! I just started learning.

Thank you all for sharing this experience with me!!
Art Journal Swap_Irina Spread 1 From Irina in Vrangel, Russia

Art Journal Swap_Katie Spread 1 From Katie in England

Art Journal Swap_Katie Spread 2 From Katie in England

Art Journal Swap_Margaret Spread 1 From Margaret in Poland

Art Journal Swap_Margaret Spread 2 From Margaret

Art Journal Swap_Margaret Spread 3 From Margaret

Art Journal Swap_Victoria spread 1 from Victoria in St. Petersburg, Russia

Art Journal Swap_Victoria Spread 2 From Victoria

Art Journal Swap_Victoria Spread 3 from Victoria

Art Journal Swap_Victoria Spread 4 from Victoria

Art Journal Swap_Victoria fifth spread from Victoria


Lotus Nights Meditation – International Art Journal Swap

Art Journal Swap_Irina October 2013 1

This is the final art journal I have to complete and send on it’s way. This one will be returned to Irina in Russia.

Her theme is flowers. A perfect theme for me because flowers are one of my top art themes. I love flowers, all shapes, sizes, scents, colors, season, you name it they are happiness to me.

I love what I accomplished! AND…hold the presses, my dear sweet partner….drum roll please…..said it was “nice, really nice”. A miracle has happened!

Another two spreads for international art journal swap

When I’m given a theme I sometimes freeze. The result of that was an end product I was less than pleased with. But then I had my try try again moment and feel fairly redeemed by this happy little tugboat scene.

Katie is mom to sweet Georgie and as Georgie gets a bit older she wants to share this world traveling journal with her.



Two spreads for international journal swap


As I have shared before, I am participating in an art journal swap.  There are five of us women in all; myself from the USA, one from UK, one from Poland, and two from Russia.  These two spreads are now in Margaret’s journal, it’s ready to head to Irina in Russia for her additions.  Thanks for looking an as always I welcome feedback and ideas!

A few more pages…different techniques


Art Journal My First page page 10 and 11 August 2013A few more pages...different techniques

Art Journal My First page 8 and 9 2

Art Journal My First page 8 and 9 1

Well, one day last week I was having a very rare moment of negative emotions…rather than continue to be ugly too someone I love I decided to make these two pages.

Then you also see a spread I did inspired by a wonderful date night with my honey. It couldn’t have been better…weather was PERFECT, sat by the World’s Fair Pavilion fountain and had a delicious picnic and wine. Then we went on to enjoy a delightful evening at The Muny. West Side Story has always been a fave!