Sunday, August 13, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

art journals...

I don't have a lot of time to work in my art journals with a full spread of materials in front of me.  So when I do have a little bit of time and a few bits and pieces of paper and glue I try to just glue it down and then come back later with paint.  You may have seen a couple of these already but theres a few new ones I have included for you to see how I work.
This one is finished.  A collage of scrap papers and white paint and black pen.

 I began this page with book pages glued into the Moleskin sketchbook and then added a few photos and a soap package from our butterfly adventure.

On these two layouts I was playing around with a stamp.  I stamped some graph paper and added it to the moleskin sketchbook and then added my photo on top of that.  I liked the simplicity of the layout.

These last few are waiting for some paint or photos or maybe nothing...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Happy Mail!

So as promised here is my latest received HAPPY MAIL and I am so excited to share it with you!

I received three trades of art zines in the past few weeks and am so happy to have received them!

The first package is from the Calabasas Library, Ms. Shanta Devi Williams!  She  put together two zines, "Through The Hand" and "As Is Above...Namaste" both handmade art zines Shanta made her self!

I loved her freehand drawings and use of washi and masking tape throughout each one!

This next one is from Messy Canvas a/k/a Mandy Steward entitled "There are Many Ways". This one is a handy dandy art zine loaded with quotes, hand drawings, tips and tricks! Ms. Mandy self publishes one of these puppies every  month and you can subscribe to this load of goodies right here!  Also, check out Mandy's blog and see how creative she is!!!!

And the third one I receive was from Creative Little Hut, a/k/a Julie Campbell of Scotland!  Her day job is a community gardener...shut up!

First off her envelope was amazingly floral and yellow, one of my favorite combos!

And much to my surprise she included a handmade butterfly clip!  My oldest daughter Clarissa begged to have it...I couldn't let that go! Sorry Clarissa!

I absolutely love this envelope!

And just look at this cute little vellum envelope I think she made for the zine!

I was so happy to have received these little art zines, the materials were so inspirational and I am so grateful to have made these friends!

Please send me a message if you would like to trade art zines or artist trading cards!  I'm IN!