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

Thursday, June 30, 2016

More than Words - July Challenge: "Smile" and a "Sketch"

Hello everyone!
I'm excited to tell you that I'm on the More Than Words Design Team.
July, at More than Words,  challenges us with the word, "Smile" and an inspiring "Sketch."

With the new release of, “Alice through the Looking Glass,”
I can’t help but think of the Cheshire Cat.

When I was a kid,
his goofy smile would evoke a smile from me.
In the future, when I turn the pages in my art journal and find
this page, I’m sure he will make me smile then too.

July Challenge is here.

Have you thought of using fingernail charms in your art?  They're the perfect size for art journals, tags, and ATC work.  The fingernail charm chain was just the right size to add on the white rabbit's stop watch.

I'm breaking in my new art journal book with this challenge and the well-designed sketch. Some subtle stamping and diamond stencil work help me create a quasi-like Alice in Wonderland theme page in my style. 

Come on get your "Smile" on and join us this month at More Than Words.


  1. Congratulations on making the design team Joyce! That is an awesome challenge site... I love looking at everyone's work. I really love your art journal pages - utterly fabulous!! The vignette of you with the Cheshire Cat is so adorable. :)

  2. Hi, Joyse, I was very inspired by your art journal, getting the drive to get even more inspiration! I'm happy to be on the same team with you!

  3. Joyce those art journal Pages are completely Amazing!!!! Love the drama!
    So inspiring!!!! Xxx

  4. It's definitely my favorite page! I Just love this ;)