Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Young the Giant


Have a Safe and Fun New Year's Eve!

xo
Alicia

Monday, December 30, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

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At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year
~Thomas Tusser


See ya Friday for Link Love!
xo
Alicia

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

My Christmas Playlist




Playlist includes:

  • Christmas Time ~ New Politics
  • Great Big Sled ~ The Killers
  • Christmas Wrapping ~ The Waitresses
  • All I Want for Christmas ~ Mariah Carey
  • Christmas in Hollis ~ Run-D.M.C.
  • Last Christmas ~ Wham!
  • Wonderful Christmas Time ~ Paul McCartney
  • Christmas Day ~ The Beach Boys
  • 2000 Miles ~ The Pretenders

xo
Alicia

Monday, December 23, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

Link Love

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Why didn't I think to build myself a magical blanket fort, like Indie Jane?
Now I wanna embellish all my long sleeves!
{Art} On The Road. Hmm... Has me thinking about my upcoming road trip.
Art Journal Inspiration from: Balzer Designs, Caatje, Willowing, Elvie Studio, Raemissigman, and Jane Davenport.
Weekend Project: because I need a paper Christmas Wreath for my living room. Good kids project too.
Great Gift Idea from How to Make Art! Perfect for those doodles you might have floating around.
A Re-painted bag from Balzer Designs. Love it!
Last minute holiday gift ideas, and 50 DIY Gift Ideas from A Beautiful Mess.
The Art of Negative Space
Great post from Everyday Art: Let it Flow.
Stunning Hand-Carved Cave Cathedrals by Ra Paulette
Heart Handmade put together a list of their Favorite Washi Tape Stores.
Word Nerd from LaWhimsy.

Have a Splendid Weekend!

xo
Alicia

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Being Happy Now

Oops I can't believe I forgot to post yesterday! Totally slipped my mind and then I got busy with the daily stuff. Once the evening hit though I got to take some supplies out and play in my art journal. At least laying the ground work for future pages. Which is always helpful when I just need to get something down.

 These are the latest journal pages. Where I wrote down message that I got from this: Notes from the Universe. Inspirational reminders that sometimes are in total sync with something I'm living.
 And I kept these pages simple because I knew I would be writing these notes here. So happy I got to glue some things down. Now to get the motivation to finish that Christmas gift I'm working on.

Happy Thursday! I need some eggnog!

xo
Alicia

Monday, December 16, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Link Love

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I'm back today, I had nothing yesterday. Okay on to the links:

Elaborate dreamscapes from artist JeeYoung Lee. These are stunning!
Balzer Designs shared a video of an art technique I'd like to try.
Caatje shared a Step by step journal spread.
Handmade Holiday Round-up from Traci Baustista.
Love this video from the Frugal Crafter.
Alisa Burke shared beautiful Wood Burned boxes that she created.
Word Nerd from LaWhimsy.
Black and White Wrapping Paper from Alisa Burke.

Have a Splendid Weekend!

xo
Alicia

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Dreaming of Art Journal Pages


These are two of my most recent art journal pages. Lucky for me these pages had been put together way before I added the journaling. 


Especially since I have not had motivation to do any of the activities I enjoy. I have a crochet project that needs to be finished before Christmas and I have to time just not the motivation. Maybe I should try scheduling it into my day, like my workout time.

I'm off to glue some stuff down into art journal and see what I create.

xo
Alicia

Monday, December 9, 2013

Inspiring Images



I just wanna snuggles these adorable little guys.


all via my Tumblr likes.

xo
Alicia

Friday, December 6, 2013

Link Love

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Daisy Yellow is hosting  December Rainbow Escape. A little journal challenge, check it out.
Art Journal Every Day Challenge.
I wanna make a Cowl Wrap like this! I'd try this one but sadly don't knit.
Art Journal Inspiration from: Daisy Yellow (so gorgeous!), RaeMissisgman, Maria Beckett, and Everyday Art.
Help Me Ronda shares a Photo a Day challenge for December.
RefineHere shares a digital download that you can use in your personal art journal!
Loving these stamping ideas that Alisa Burke shared in her blog.
Balzer Designs shared an interesting techique that I want to try.
Bamboo Dome Bound Together Without any Nails.
Reflective Desert Shack.
Gingerbread Art Museum.
Joining Susannah Conway again this year for Unraveling the year ahead.


Have a Splendid Weekend!

xo
Alicia

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Craft Quickie

 I love that as it gets darker earlier I can finally take part in my personal ritual of lighting candles. The votive from above is from my coffee shop days. I took them home when the owner sold the business.
 So this some thing so simple to spruce up those clear glass jars. Original I had the black and white tape around another candle. When that one was finished I took my tape back and wanted to reuse it a festive way. So I torn into pieces and made a simple snowflake.
Just four pieces of tape. First I made an X , then added one vertically and horizontally. I love the intercepting pattern in the center as well.

I'm sure I've seen other tutorials that use washi tape but I don't think I've seen this before. Correct me if I'm wrong please, so I can credit.

If you decide to give this a try, please share your pictures! I'd love to see them.

xo
Alicia

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Goals for December

This month's inspiration board. Love it. But I also want to take some of these images down, so I can use them in my art journal.

Hmm... okay now for the goals.


  • Put up the Christmas tree! I feel like I'm late on this one already.
  • Enjoy this Holiday season as much as possible. I feel like the season flew by last year. Which totally took the joy out of it for me. 
  • Catch a few Holiday movies. White Christmas, Elf, Love Actually, etc...  I've already watched The Santa Clause this weekend.
  • Listen to Holiday/Christmas music before bed, so I can have sweet dreams. :)
  • Reflect on the past year as I work through Unraveling the Year Ahead 2014 from Susannah Conway. I'm really looking forward to this. 
I also plan to continue the destash in progress.  

  • There are more clothes to sort through and box up to giveaway.
  • There are still books to list for resell on Amazon. 
The list could go on but I'll leave it there.

From last months goals: 
  • I'm almost finished reading Gone Girl. 
  • The Christmas gifts I was working on from last months goals are finished! There are two new projects I need to finish very soon!
  • I destashed one box of clothes. 
See ya tomorrow.

xo
Alicia

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

Inspiring Images

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So it totally feels like I blinked and December is here. Unbelievable, I'm just hoping these days till Christmas slow down. I really want to enjoy this time heading toward the end of the year.

all images via my Tumblr likes.

xo
Alicia

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Art Journal Pages



Just wanted to share some recently finished art journal pages.
Now its time to start prepping for Thursday.

xo
Alicia


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

M83



Send your dreams
Where nobody hides
Give your tears
To the tide
No time
No time
There's no end
There is no goodbye
Disappear
With the night
No time
No time
No time
No time
No time

xo
Alicia

Monday, November 18, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

I Got Myself A Copy

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 It arrived two weeks ago. But something pulled at me last night to finally pick it up. I'm really glad I did.
I started out with the intention page and Wow! I didn't realize the stuff I was holding inside. Or the fears.


I'll be jumping into Chapter 1 today. I just need to gather my colored pencils and whatever else I might want to add. 

xo
Alicia


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Recent Art Journal Pages



Just a few of the recent pages I've worked on. Of course they're not totally completed. The journaling/the words are still missing. I'm contemplating what words fit there or what words to I need to get out.

xo
Alicia