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Sunday, March 30, 2014

"Inner Compass" | Second in the Broken Jewelry Series

Acrylic paint, ink and broken jewelry on canvas board.

Art Journal ~ Be Still

I stayed home all day playing with paint, ink and glue.

Hopefully, I'm refueled enough for the week ahead.

Friday, March 28, 2014

More Shelves in the Studio!

I'm so thrilled to have a place to put out all of my inks, daubers, sprays, mica powders and embossing powders.  Before, they were just jumbled up in a in together and didn't inspire me to create.  Now, let the fun begin!

Thursday, March 27, 2014


I love succulent plants and am having fun planting them in vintage containers (and a couple of new ones). Hooray for Spring!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Documented Life Look Book & My First Ever Solo Video Production!

I just shot this footage to begin the learning process in order to produce tutorial videos.  There is no audio by design.  Baby steps...

Friday, March 21, 2014


I'm so crazy busy the simplicity of cutting, pasting and gluing is meditative and calming.  Also, I can get the chaos down on the page and walk away.

Up before the sun this morning for an artist's date. ☆

The early bird was rewarded with peaceful quiet time and this gorgeous sunrise.

Gluebook (with Viva Pearl Pens)

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Social ART

I'm really enjoying working on my journals and planners through the Documented Life Facebook group and The Art Journaler Community traveling art journal.  

This week's challenge was to add a bird to my Documented Life Moleskine planner.  I was in a cut & paste bluebook kind of mood.  I just love this biddy.

There are 14 of us participating in the The Art Journaler Community traveling art journal project.  This is the 6th or 7th book I've worked in a mailed on with love.  I can't wait to get mine back!  The project will have taken over a year to complete.  It's fun to share art.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Getting Organized!

I love the new shelves David put up to house my mounted stamp collection.  This isn't even all of it, so he's putting up another shelf on this wall and four more on the adjacent wall to store/display my embossing powders, acrylic inks and sprays.  I'm so happy!

Shell Hunting with Chloe

Chloe & braved the chilly morning air to hunt for shells on the beach.  We had an interesting conversation with the captain of a San Francisco merchant marine ship who told us to be on the lookout for Spanish galleon coins.  We didn't find any but we'll keep looking!

Afterwards, we met David and Dylan for an al fresco lunch in the gorgeous sunshine at Lillie's.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Project Life ~ Week 9

My life has been crazy busy (whose isn't?) this week, so I lazed out and just used Instagram photos for this week's layout.  Looking back, I did have some fun and still managed to be productive.  Cheers!

Blue Hexagon Soy Candles

Patchouli and Ginger soy candles will be available at Dancing Elephant shop by the weekend!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

SOMMA ~ Polymer Clay Class with Kathy Plante

I attended a polymer clay class taught by artist and fellow SOMMA member Kathy Plante.  She is a fabulous teacher and I had a wonderful time learning about polymer clay and its amazing versatility.

We made several pieces, including canes and discs (seen above) which I plan to use in mixed media works in the near future.  We also created some larger and more complex stacked pieces (below) to use as embellishments or focal pieces in other mixed media projects.  I was so happy to learn how to use mica and pigment powder with polymer clay.  I plan to purchase a pasta maker and toaster oven (dedicated to non-food use) soon so I can continue to learn and create with this wonderful medium!

To learn more about SOMMA, click here.