"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Sunday, January 15, 2017

When it Hurts...Observe. Life if Trying to Teach You Something

Hello Friends! 
Here's a little sneak peak of my latest work
created as a Design Team Member
for Shimmerz Paints.

Join me here as I am up on the Shimmerz Paints Blog
sharing close-ups, some techniques, and Shimmerz Products used
to create this art journal entry.
See  you there.

Products used on this Project are found in the Shimmerz Paint Store: 
Vibes- Plum Tuckered Out
Vibes- Blushing Bride
Spritz- Plum Pudding
Spritz- Rocka-Fella Blue
Shimmerz- Berry-Licious
Inglingz – Ruby Lost Her Slipper
Inglingz –Precious Posey
Paste-eez –The “Cream” Team

For more inspiration from my fellow arty friends at Shimmerz, check them out here on Facebook.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Big Plans for 2017 at Shimmerz Paints!

Happy 2017, friendz! 
We have something exciting up our sleeves here at Shimmerz Paints! We can't "spill" quite yet, but make sure you're following us on Instagram and "Like" us on Facebook to get all the details for JANUARY 5th! It's gonna be a BIG one!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

More Than Words December Challege

"Traditions" is the word at More Than Words this month.

Do you have a holiday tradition that means a lot to you or your family? 
I hope so, and I hope you
share it with us this month at
More Than Words.

I did not realize how important the Tradition of
popping English Crackers was to my nephews and
nieces until I saw the look of disappointment
on their faces when they learned
that I had forgotten to purchase them for the holiday.

Who would have thought popping English Crackers,
reading corny jokes out loud, getting a silly prize,
and wearing a tissue paper-hat would mean so much.

My homemade feature for the challenge is the English Cracker.

Thank you for visiting.

Come here to find out more about the Challenge for December 2016.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Scented Pages: Adding another Scented Page to my Art Journal

I'm sharing another Scented Page entry in my Art Journal with you today.

The idea of Scented Pages came to me when I received a
Soft Surroundings Catalog in the Mail. 
I have saved scented pages from magazines and catalogs for quite sometime.
I liked how they would add the fragrance to a little printed section in the catalog/magazine that read:
"Rub Wrist Here"

Some the scented pages would include some poetic prose that resonated with me.

Here's my Toujour Scented Page Entry

A close-up of the art journal page background using gesso, and some heat embossing elements:

A close-up of the section of "Rub Wrist Here" feature that holds the perfumed scent:

The "Scented Page" Title:
 Close-up of some of the pretty elements on the page and another fave Masked photo:

The journaling reads:
I never knew his name, but he brought me comfort and hope
through that long cold night in the air raid underground.
If the timing had been different, we might have had a future.
As he slept in the early hours, I slipped a note into his lapel pocked
and tipped toed back to my life.
It read:
"Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Toujours, J"

Thank you for stopping by and letting me share this Scented Page entry with you too.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

More Than Words November Main Challenge is Here!

Hello Friends!
It's a new month and More Than Words is hosting a fun Main Challenge.
Again, I found myself working in my Art Journal.

Recently, I have been craving a SPECIAL moment where I can just stop, breathe and think.

For the More Than Words November creative challenge I have chosen new stamps, inks, and watercolors products; blue watery background; and old elements.
My Quote reads:
“You know those things you always wanted to do, You should do them now.”

 Some Close ups:

Some Finnabair Crackle Paste and Rust Mica Powder gussied up this Blue Fern Studios Anchor Chipboard.

More Than Words November Main Challenge can be found here.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

More Than Words October Mini Challenge "Boo"

It's that time of month where More Than Words holds a Mini Challenge for us.
Come along and join in the fun in creating a mini art piece using the word, "Boo"
and enter it into the challenge for a really nice prize.
You have until October 31st to post your mini art piece on
 More Than Words Challenge Facebook Page.
Go here to check out the challenge requirements.
See you there!


Monday, October 17, 2016


It’s raining here!!! Yes!!  
It feels great to have a little reprieve of some cooler weather.
I had a little me time this weekend and created this page in my art journal.
 I am enjoying the 6 x 6 Rossi Belle paper collection from Prima. 

Thanks for looking.