Art Journal — Enjoy it


Every morning when I wake up I have a choice.  To enjoy my day or not.  Happiness for me is a choice.  I want to notice moments. I want to have faith that what is revealed to me in any given day is something I need to see, hear, learn, internalize and act upon.  Whenever I get stressed I return again and again to collage and the art journal.  It is my moving meditation, it is my lifeline that keeps the keel even at worst of times and let's me sail ahead at best of times. Today I choose to … [Continue reading...]

Rehab — Earth Day


In honor of Earth Day I went up to the new house yesterday with perennials from my garden and put them into the lawn.  Some bleeding heart, some hosta and some European ginger.  I wanted to bring some life to the place with is brack and bramble, sumac and giant yew bushes that are beyond the pale.  I also began tearing off strips of various vintage wall papers around the house to put into an art piece later to put back into the house once it's done. Aren't these great! We discovered some … [Continue reading...]

Rehab — Here we come

faded house

Well it’s official.  The superhero and I are the proud owners of this faded beauty… Recognize it from Thursday’s post.  We are going to spend the next many months bringing a smile to this old girl’s face and mapping our heart to this home.  A creative project indeed for this 214 year old house. As […]

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Art Journal — Map the heart to home


Home is where the heart is, so the saying goes, but the map to get there is not always obvious and the roads twist and turn.  Each day is a journey and I am reminded how important it is to focus on the road signs, the landmarks and the dips and valleys that lead to […]

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Art Journal — make a beautiful mess


Spring mess making going on all weekend.  Swapping out spring clothes for winter ones. Packing up heavy quilts and blankets and pulling out sunny, floral sheets. Bagging up things for the Salvation Army. Clearing out the duck yard from winter spent straw collections and covering all the remaining compost with old straw for new garden […]

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Art Journal — Follow Your Road Map To The Sun


Follow your road map to the sun…..and the sun is shining brightly today.  I am enjoying every warm minute of it…Be uniquely you – escape reality…I escaped my reality by sneaking in some art journaling time….it’s been a whole week and I was feeling art deprivation.  Not anymore.  A few dog walks, a mini 15 […]

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Art Doll — Springalina


Since the temps hit 70F today, I thought is was time to introduce Springalina. Springalina was born in her den in New England, where the winters are long and the nights are oh so cold.  She spends many months underground fearful for the coyotes, fisher cats, raccoons, hawks and owls who would hunt her for […]

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Keeping It Simple –Spring Spruce Up


I hadn’t done a newsletter since February, I think the winter just dragged me down down down.  Like everyone else, it’s just gone on too long.  I wanted to share this project because I that it might be just the ticket to kick us all out of our doldrums and I am sure my newsletter […]

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Art Journal — One Heart Moment at a Time


The new challenges are up at Art-Journal-Journey(Moments of Happiness)  and Mix-It-Monthly(Maps) and tonight I decided to combine both into a journal spread.  Using simple collage with scrapbook paper and a map, some stenciling with pan pastel and gelli plate gel medium fixing and some rubber stamps, this is what emerged. One Heart Moment at a […]

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Art Journal — sing to the seed, song of growth


Sing to the seed, song of growth.  Channeling the rain, noticing the green that is being revealed as the snow is washed away…singing, seeing, living the growth.

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