My Journal Monday–Week 15

I have been wanting to try adding some raised texture to my journal pages.  Over on Donna Downey’s Inspiration Wednesday posts, she is “always” adding some type of raised texture with gel medium or modeling paste, etc., and then highlighting it with some Raw Umber glaze to make the texture patterns pop.  Today is the […]

Tangling in a Tangle

Over on The Diva’s blog, Laura posted a challenge to create your Zentangles within a Zentangle pattern itself.  I thought that sounded like fun and I really needed something quiet and calming to do in an arty way after my week this week.  The first three months of the year at my job are always […]

My Journal Monday–Week 14 & Sunday Words

We had a special praise and worship service last night at our church.  It was awesome.  I led a song called Wonder by Bethel Music.  It was pretty good if I do say so myself.  🙂  I am still basking in His Glory this morning and just had to do this simple page as a […]


I have not been well this week…another round of antibiotic and some extra sleep were necessary parts of my days.  I did almost nothing in my studio this week but I’m finally starting to feel better so I thought I would at least post this.  I found a shadow profile in a magazine that I […]

My Journal Monday–Week 13

Didn’t get to do very much art this weekend.  However, I was able to work on a spread some yesterday.  I recently purchased a set of live workshop videos from the Interweave Store (ClothPaperScissor) and one of them was instructed by Mary Beth Shaw.  She is the lady behind StencilGirl Products and she has some GREAT stencils available along with the […]

Keeping It Simple

  This weeks Diva Challenge was supposed to take tanglers back to the basics.  However, since I have no basics to reference or go back to, it was quite a challenge for me!  The goal was to take a simple 3.5-inch “tile” of paper and to tangle a simple design with 4-5 patterns using only […]

My Journal Monday–Week 12

Another week of the new year has passed and it is again time for My Journal Monday.  I actually got to do a little art this weekend.  I was influenced by the Week 2 prompt for Journal52 and also one of the lessons offered during Week 2 of Life Book 2016.  I will be adding journaling and maybe some […]

Still Tangled Up In the New Year

I am still working on the journal spread that I began around New Year’s.  I wanted to include some Zentangle so I did all the numbers for the new year in a Zentagle fashion.  However, when the new post on the Diva’s Weekly Challenge came up, the challenge entailed something completely different.  So, I attempted to […]

Sunday Words

Psalm 23:4 This post is also being linked to the following blogs for their challenges: Journal52 for their “Hauntingly Beautiful” prompt this week Sunday Sketches Art Every Day Month where Leah Piken Kolidas hosts the challenge to do something creative every day during the month of November every year We Love to Create where anything […]

Focus on the Beautiful Things

I finally feel like I may be officially back in the land of the living!  Yay!! I have been working slowly on a journal page since the weekend and I finally finished it this morning.  I posted an “in progress” glimpse of it in this week’s My Journal Monday.  I colored the flower with primarily […]