Thursday, January 30, 2014

Peeks into my Art Journal

Just wanted to share a some glimpses into the art journal. I stuck to my goal of writing every day in the art journal! Now to think about my goals for next month.
It doesn't feel like January flew by yet February will be here Saturday. I'm looking forward to whatever February has in store for me.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

What On Your....

Mind: Thinking about posts for February.

Twitter Feed: Last Blog Post

Nightstand: Writing journal, Art Doodle Love by Dawn DeVries Sokol, ideas notebook, Mixed Media Girls by Suzi Blu, 1L of water, lamp and a wooden hand-carved box.

Netflix Queue: Party Down Season 2

Pandora Playlist: on shuffle between Portishead, 30 Seconds to Mars, Incubus, Kings of Leon, Tool, and
                          A Perfect Circle

Perennial To-Do List: de-clutter, learn French

Go-To Menu: homemade Chicken Soup

Fantasy Itinerary: a week on a private island

Speed Dial: my bff

Radio Dial: KROQ

Wish List: flat abs

TV: American Horror Story: Coven

Last Credit Card Statement: toiletries

Weekly Grocery List: fresh fruits, veggies, almond milk, chai tea

Words to Live By: Thoughts are Things


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Exploring Paint

Still enjoying this exploration into paint, I finally decided to take.
Now I plan to incorporate these into my art journal.
And of course to paint more pages into backgrounds.
So much fun.


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Art Journal Love

 I love that this art journal is growing so much amd so quickly. The only downside, I guess is that I now have to think about what I'll be using next. Alter a book or another handmade journal. Decisions, decisions....

A little side photo detail.

A little photo detail of another pages corner.


Monday, January 20, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Pages in Progress

Doodling and arranging images in the art journal. Now, I need to find some words to add.


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Painting Backgrounds

These are pages are my first attempts at creating background pages for my art journal. I love it, creating them made my heart swell. I can't wait to go create a few more pages today.

These backgrounds were done on magazine pages. 

I was inspired by Alma Stoller's post Painting a Magazine Page. Check out her videos.


Monday, January 13, 2014

Thursday, January 9, 2014

My First Charm Poem

This is the space where I tucked in my first charm poem. A faux envelope I added to my journal.
Here it is opened:

It says:
Angels Guide the way
express gratitude
which I
with my
on this


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

So Far, So Good

Wahoo! Eight days of actually working in my art journal. I've written, glued, taped, and doodled everyday. It's exciting. I even did some painting the other morning. Nothing special just spread paint across some paper and it made my heart happy.

These are a few pages from my right brain planner that I've added to my art journal. Keeping it along with my art journal insures that I see it every time I open my journal and use it some capacity.

Glad this cold I've had since Christmas is finally going away.


Monday, January 6, 2014

Friday, January 3, 2014

Link Love


Step into the Void art installation.
Artist Walks Miles Through Snow to Create Mesmerizing Landscape Art.
Installations Constructed from Discarded Lottery Tickets.
Mesmerizing Wall Collage Made of Cups.
Marker Installations by Heike Weber.
The Hyperrealistic Sculptures of Ron Mueck.
Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorized X-Ray Images.
The Works of Sagaki Keita
Puzzle Piece Necklace.
Awesome Washi Fake Out Stamping.
Sketchbook Peek from Alisa Burke.
Check Out The January Experiments from Daisy Yellow.
Word Nerd from LaWhimsy.

Happy Friday, Have a Splendid Weekend!


Intention is my Word of the Year

It was the word that I chose out of a deck of Oracle Cards from Doreen Virtue. I'm thinking its a pretty good one too. The dictionary says it means: the thing you plan to do or achieve: an aim or a purpose. So I'm planning on having an intention behind my actions this year but I'm also going into this with an open mind, so that I don't limit myself to it's literal interpretation.

Last year's word was Emerge. And I took it as getting out more, cause I was becoming a bit of a hermit. So I said yes to more outings than I had the year before, when really the word took on a much different meaning for me. Feeling and fears that I hadn't even known I was suppressing began to surface. I was able to face these feelings/fears and take them on. It took me by surprise it realize how much I had been holding myself back. So I was able to learn and grow from this.
Working out also helped a stronger body emerge. I feel stronger than ever before both physically and mentally. Which helped me love myself. I thought I had loved myself all along but really I had been fooling myself.

I'm excited for this New Year. I've felt this excitement growing as the beginning of the year approached and it has not waned.

So a few Intentions for 2014:

  • Journal and art journal once a day. Even if all I get out is one word and only glue down one thing.
  • Share my work more. I've been afraid to do this.
  • Add another day of exercise.
  • Break up with cigarettes. I'm at one a day now, so yeah. I don't want to say it'll be easy. 
  • Trust my intuition. Don't ignore it.
  • Continue growing and learning.


✩ Our intention creates our reality. ~Wayne Dyer

Stay Tuned: Link Love coming later today!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year! Hello 2014!



Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, 
Whispering 'it will be happier'...” 
― Alfred Tennyson

“For last year's words belong to last year's language 
And next year's words await another voice.” 
― T.S. EliotFour Quartets

“May Light always surround you;
Hope kindle and rebound you.
May your Hurts turn to Healing;
Your Heart embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom;
Every Kindness a Prism.
May Laughter infect you;
Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire 
your Deepest Desires.
Through all that you Reach For, 
May your arms Never Tire.” 
― D. Simone

Enjoy this New Day, New Year, see ya Friday!