Illustration, Art Journals, Photography, and anything that moves me!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A new print and an artist page from my journal

I have always loved this bird guy that I painted about a year or so ago, so I am making him available as a Giclee print,,,he will be in my shop later this week.

Here is another page in my journal. If I can paint a page a day I should be finished with this artist journal in a couple of months! Does he look like anyone you know? :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas to Everyone!

Thank you so much to all my blogger friends who have left me comments over the year, I so appreciate you! I have totally loved the connection I have felt with all of you, sharing thoughts about art and life.
I hope the holidays find you warm and with someone you love.

~Peace and love to all!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Busy, busy...

I am not sure where the days go, especially this time of year. I am always behind on laundry and grocery shopping, but I think I have almost all my Christmas shopping done. And,,,of course,,,there is always time for a journal page, or two!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Journal love

Journal pages

I created a couple of new pages in my journal. I really like how these are turning out. I wanted to show you the leather journal itself. It is made by Susie Shipman over at Island Bound Books (you can google her). The craftsmanship of her journals is amazing! Look at the stitching! And the fabulous hand made iron forged button! The paper is thick, can hold any medium, (I use acrylics),,,and they are works of art within themselves. I love them!  Since I loved the journal more than my old artwork, I decided to paint over the old pages.  I really love all the old texture showing through underneath.  I am happy I took a chance to re-do these.  Never be afraid to paint over something you have and start over.  I am sure you will be happy with your new results. 

Friday, December 3, 2010

More of my leather journal

I have been busy painting on canvases, and I am getting ready to fill my shop with lots of goodies. In the meantime, I have been working in this journal,,,that I LOVE. There is so much texture and see through words/images from my old journaling. I am covering up the old stuff and adding new. (click on image to make large)

Have a nice weekend.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

My leather journal

I am re-working an old leather journal I have had for a number of years. I don't like my old art in it, so I am gessoing over everything and starting over. The journal is a piece of art in itself which I will share in a later post, I need to get some good lighting to do it justice.  The journal is small, about 3 x 5 inches,,,,and look at all the lovely pages in it!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


I like some of my paintings in a cropped view better than the originals sometimes, the cropped view makes them more interesting and draws the viewer in. I really like this image cropped.

I have had this piece for a while so I am offering it at a discount in my shop. And,,, free shipping too!