Weekly Recap: May 8-14, 2016

2016-05-08 17.28.26Sunday, May 8, 2016, 129/366

I decided to take a bit of time and fluff my Season of Lists Journal. I gave it a hairdo of some ribbons and yarn and then divided the weeks up with tabs around the edges. It makes it feel more finished to me and it also makes me smile a whole bunch. Time well spent.


Monday, May 9, 2016, 130/3662016-05-09 21.44.28

Errands and taking care of chores and the day was nearly all gone. So I sat down on the couch watched the last two episodes of The Good Wife and started the second sleeve on my shrug/sweater. Can’t wait to see this seamed up!


2016-05-10 14.37.10Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 131/366

I LOVE working with Mary Crowell! She is the best kind of client. She always knows what she wants but is still open to suggestions and variations on the theme she is creating. This is my third time working on an album with her and it’s shaping up to be another great experience. The art she is using is a magnificent oil painting by Robert Bean that I can’t take my eyes off of. So, so, so good.


Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 132/3662016-05-11 14.00.35

This is the last week of prompts for the Season of Lists. I’m wearing a frowny face while also eagerly awaiting what is coming next season in the Get Messy Art Journal Community. I’m thinking for the next season, I am going to work in my King Arthur book because I love it so. Maybe. Depending on what the next season is.

Worked on Mary’s stuff again today. Made a huge amount of progress and pleased with the results. I’ll be sure to link here in the blog when her stuff goes live.




2016-05-12 15.49.21Thursday, May 12, 2016, 133/366

For the past week or so, I’ve been looking at my beautifully curated Instagram feed and feeling very inadequate. I can usually enjoy other’s excellent work and not measure my work against theirs. That got the better of me this week.

I wanted a reminder that the only race any of us are running is the one against ourselves. Am I further down the path than I was a year ago? Am I involved in community? Am I working every day? Am I encouraging others in their journey? If I’m doing all of those things then regardless of what my work looks like, I’m in a good place.



Friday, May 13, 2016, 134/3662016-05-13 15.44.39

Upside down on purpose. Fun spread and I love the color combination and how it came together. So entertaining.







2016-05-14 16.30.08Saturday, May 14, 2016, 135/366

Using up the pre-made sheets for the Season of Lists journal. Making collages and very loosely interpreting the prompts. I have a bin of scrap paper that I’ve been saving for a long time so I pulled bits out of the bin to use for collage materials.