Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Well, I announced that grandbaby number six is on the way and have since found out that grandbaby number seven is also on the way. Alex and Becky will be having their third child in August. Ben and Chelsea will be having their second child end of September. Wow. I pray for happy healthy children!
love, me

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Book/journal binding

Here it is - Joy's journal.

Joyful Designs represents her traditional / business side that she shows to the world.

Sinderella's Sister is her true self that she only gives glimpses of to others.

So, depending on how she feels on any particular day she can open up from that side and... sketch, plan, write and create!!!

I have never done book binding - this was a great experience.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

creating from within

Well I finally got online to participate in the art journaling 101. I am really excited and have only been able to do a small amount of work but am so encouraged. This is a way to keep art flowing from within even though there is not alot of time. My journal is out and I can spend 3 minutes adding to it here and there -or- should I get the opportunity to work in my artroom, I can really add to the pages as I work on other projects. The journaling is different from what I would normally be doing so learning the techniques of others really expands my vision and thinking.
I am also completing a project for a gift for my friend Joy. It is a Christmas gift so obviously it is late. I am making her a journal, if you remember I have discussed that she too is an artist, a quilting artist. She keeps a design book and this will be another avenue for her to record her visions. I believe she as a dual personality. One of the traditional quilter and the other that flows from deep within creating outstanding works of art. I have painted two covers for this journal. On the days that she feels traditional she can open the book from that cover - the days that she feels she must be outside of the box, she can open from that side of the cover. Today my mission is to bind the book and finish off the cover. I will post pictures.
I really feel that my art world is opening up in a big way and this is the year that I will be comfortable stating that I am an artist!!!
Thank you to all that have shared in my vision.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Computer challenged!!!

Well - as part of my commitment to myself and my art for 2009 I signed up for an online course - Journaling 101 with Pam Carriker. Challenged is a polite way of saying, "I don't have a clue as to how to manivure through the internet!!!" So, now I have paid to learn and can't access anything. I WILL FIGURE THIS OUT!!!!