You know what? My work last week was awesome.

Posted on Oct 19, 2020 in Blog
You know what? My work last week was awesome.

The push and pull of posting work online is that there is the feeling that greater intrinsic value is assigned to work that gets more likes. Even as I know this not true in the least, I fall under the spell of likes sometimes anyway. Last week was no exception. I posted some real bangers […]

Why do I art journal?

Posted on Oct 12, 2020 in Blog
Why do I art journal?

A friend asked me this question on Facebook last week and I loved it so much I wanted to share it, and my response (which I’ve expanded with pics and additional thoughts), here. I have a question about this type of art, and trying to understand it better. In my head, art is something that […]

Birthday Week Inspirations

Posted on Oct 6, 2020 in Blog
Birthday Week Inspirations

It’s my birthday week! Turing 48 has me feeling some big feels. Looking toward 50 is both daunting and liberating. Daunting because where the heck did the past 25 years go?!!??? Liberating because I feel I am the most fully me I’ve ever been. So since it’s my birthday week, I’ve gathered a few things […]

It’s Monday. Again.

Posted on Sep 28, 2020 in Blog
It’s Monday. Again.

Need a little visual inspiration to get you going today? Here’s a selection of PINK things I’ve curated from my Instagram feed for you… View this post on Instagram Makin’ postcards! 💌 #snailmailrevival #watercolorwordart #snailmaillove #watercolor #homemadepostcards #artypostcards #southernwomanartist #artistsofalabama #createeveryday #papertreasures #littlescrapsofpaper #creativewomen #lifeofanartist A post shared by ✨ m i s t y […]

Monday Inspo 2

Posted on Sep 7, 2020 in Blog
Monday Inspo 2

Last week I posted some uplifting pieces of art and I got a lot of positive feedback so I decided to do it again. I always think I don’t do a lot of Bible verses or Christian references but that is super wrong. I do it ALL THE TIME. Clearly, writing those things down and […]

Rest Art Journal Spread

Posted on Apr 25, 2020 in Blog
Rest Art Journal Spread

Working in my art journal today. I decided to take on this tweet from the Nap Ministry. Rest is a beautiful resistance. It disrupts the lie that we aren’t doing enough. We are enough. — The Nap Ministry (@TheNapMinistry) April 20, 2020 I deeply enjoy The Nap Ministry. Their tweets always resonate but this one […]

Junk Journal Flip Through

Posted on Aug 23, 2019 in Blog
Junk Journal Flip Through

I started this journal in 2018 and then sorta forgot about it for a while. I found it again recently and decided to finish it up. It was made from two junk mail catalogs sewed together on my sewing machine and frankly, the paper was atrocious to work on. I had primed the pages with […]

Weekly Recap: August 6-12, 2018

Posted on Aug 15, 2018 in Blog
Weekly Recap: August 6-12, 2018

Monday, August 6 A couple of inchies! Tuesday, August 7 Working in a traveling journal today. Finished this shawl I’ve been working on for 3 months. Wednesday, August 8 Trying a new thing! Thursday, August 9 My first spread for Season of Seasons at Get Messy. Friday, August 10 Rest day! Saturday, August 11 A […]

Weekly Recap: July 30-August 5, 2018

Posted on Aug 6, 2018 in Blog
Weekly Recap: July 30-August 5, 2018

Monday, July 30 Started a two week inchie challenge with my friend Debbie. Tuesday, July 31 These inchies are so fun!! Next in the series! Wednesday, August 1 People keep telling me this one looks like an abstract whale. I don’t have a problem with that. Thursday, August 2 Second in the series done. Those […]

Weekly Recap: July 16-22, 2018.

Posted on Jul 26, 2018 in Blog
Weekly Recap: July 16-22, 2018.

This week was big adventure week! Loved it all!! Drove to Asheville, NC to meet up with Caylee and Lauren to do the Get Messy 2018 Summit which is where we plan for next year at Get Messy. Lauren’s mom, Jessica, and Sarah showed up for the weekend so we had a lovely art retreat […]

Weekly Recap: July 9-15, 2018

Posted on Jul 15, 2018 in Blog
Weekly Recap: July 9-15, 2018

Monday, July 9 98/100: Love Stamps. Tuesday, July 10 99/100: The Seahorse. I made some journals. The red one is for me for a class I’m starting and the purple one is for a friend. Wednesday, July 11 100/100: Hearts. Wednesday marked the end of the 100 Day Project which I celebrated by donating $280 […]

Weekly Recap: June 25-July 1, 2018

Posted on Jul 2, 2018 in Blog
Weekly Recap: June 25-July 1, 2018

Monday, June 25 84/100: A magic horse will take you far. Tuesday, June 26 85/100: Peace. A spread in a traveling journal. Wednesday, June 27 86/100: Circle up. I made a peace shrine! I’m in the Fall 2018 issue of Art Journaling magazine. Thursday, June 28 My last batch of 100 Day Project cards!! 87/100: […]

Weekly Recap: June 18-24, 2018

Posted on Jun 25, 2018 in Blog
Weekly Recap: June 18-24, 2018

Monday, June 18 77/100: Pink Mushroom. Tuesday, June 19 78/100: Eat. This is my in person Tuesday night craft group. We eat, laugh, work, and enjoy each other. Wednesday, June 20 79/100: Hope. Thursday, June 21 80/100: Wobbly Flower. Friday, June 22 81/100: Crystal Flower. Saturday, June 23 82/100: Love. Thinking about how we tell […]

Weekly Recap: June 11-17, 2018

Posted on Jun 18, 2018 in Blog
Weekly Recap: June 11-17, 2018

Monday, June 11 70/100: Weekend Picnic. Tuesday, June 12 71/100: Wallpaper Brain. Wednesday, June 13 72/100: The Yellow Thing. Thursday, June 14 73/100: The Green Among the Pink. Thinking about our gun problem in this country. Lyrics are “This is America” by Donald Glover and “Bullet the Blue Sky” by U2. Friday, June 15 74/100: […]

Weekly Recap: June 4-10, 2018

Posted on Jun 11, 2018 in Blog
Weekly Recap: June 4-10, 2018

I’ve had so much fun with my 100 Day Project this week! I did some gelli printing of backgrounds and they’ve given me some new texture and direction to work with. Monday, June 4 63/100: Deconstruction. Get Messy Season of Story has started and I’m trying to focus on putting a bit more journaling on […]

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