Daily Work: May 1-7, 2016

Somewhere along the way I got my daily numbers messed up. I fixed them this week. Proud to say that I haven’t missed a day yet this year posting a work in progress of some kind!


Sunday, May 1, 2016, 122/366

2016-05-01 21.09.512016-04-27 14.50.38My friend Hallie and I are always up to some kind of charity project. We sold tea towels for clean water for years but life happened and we had to scale back. These days we make tiny softies and take them to our local hospital for the nurses to give to children who come into the ER and need something to snuggle. She brainstormed this adorable penguin on the right and I used the Granny Baby pattern without the hood. I’m going to see if I can find an animal to use next time as not every boy is too keen on playing with a “baby doll.”





Monday, May 2, 2016, 123/366

2016-05-02 14.12.37I love these quote pages I did for my Get Messy Journal. They are:

All I want to be is someone that makes new things and thinks about them. -John Maeda

There is no such thing as talent. What they call talent is nothing but the capacity for doing continuous work in the right way. -Winslow Homer

I want to be around people that do things. I don’t want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people that dream and support and do things. -Amy Poehler

Honestly, I could make a whole book out of just quotes I love.



Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 124/366

2016-05-03 13.21.05I’ve been thinking about doing a brown paper collage for a while now. The Jealous Curator featured Lee McKenna and her gorgeous found paper collages about a week ago so making a collage like this has been on my mind since then. It’s watercolor in the background and there’s a water theme throughout. Thinking about how I’m going to tie all of that together.

I’ve also started back on the #foxandwatercolour challenge on Instagram with @foxandhazel. Whew, do I ever need the practice! It is most definitely a stretch for me to do watercolors in this way and follow the prompts. I’m not saying I love it but I’m pretty sure that I need it.




2016-05-04 09.35.29Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 125/366

This piece is about water and the music and the language of water. I didn’t start out with that theme but it emerged as I started assembling papers. The writing at the top says, “The water I give will be an artesian spring.” That’s The Message translation of part of John 4:14. I’m not quite done with it but very close.






Thursday, May 5, 2016, 126/3662016-05-05 21.42.20

Oh, I love this pattern so much! I’m nearing the end of the back portion and will begin the second sleeve soon. If you are interested in the pattern it’s called the Open Air Shrug by Lion Brand. Part of my love for this piece is the super fabulous yarn I managed to score at a rummage sale for $16. Good times!






2016-05-06 13.24.42Friday, May 6, 2016, 127/366

All kinds of busy this weekend so while I did work every day, much of it was in 3-5 minute segments. My work space looks like a bomb went off. (ALLLL the tiny stamps EVERYWHERE!) The busy is good, exciting stuff but it has messed with my regular work schedule in a big way.

There’s only one more week in the Season of Lists to go with Get Messy Art Journal and while I’ve enjoyed it, I am looking forward to going back to working in my regular journals. The odd size of this ring-bound journal was fun and I liked working with the premade pages, it’ll still be good to go back to my regular method.


Saturday, May 7, 2016, 128/3662016-05-07 19.46.32

I think one of my favorite things about this Season of Get Messy has been the quotes that come with the weekly set of prompts. I decided the second week to use the quotes from each week to break up my books sections. This page is a lot of orange. I don’t use orange generally so this page is a fun break.