Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Sunday, October 4, 2020
Good morning friends! Most of you have been following along on social media with my tall skinny August journal that became a tall skinny September journal due to derecho. But I thought I'd pop in here and start getting caught up with sharing the rest of the journal on the blog. The book is all done now....all filled up...I even embellished the covers, inside and out, and it's now a beloved treasure on the shelf with the rest of my completed journals. It's SO SATISFYING to fill a book cover to cover. I'm currently starting in a spiral bound sketchbook that was started and abandoned way back in the day. Will post some of those pics soon.
Lately, around here, we are settling into fall. October is one of my favorite months. It's our wedding anniversary months, and we love Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. Every couple of years, we love hosting a Dia de los Muertos party. This would've been the year to do it again, but alas, the Corona has other plans. So I'm turning my attention to little projects around the house, touching up paint, cleaning out a drawer or a closet here and there, and I even....drum roll please.....am getting a jump on ornaments. WHAT??!! I've never painted my ornaments this early. We'll see how long I can stick with it. Ha! Anyway, howdy, hello and hugs to you all. Hope you are staying healthy and well. We're gonna make it. More journal pages to share soon. Love, D
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Monday, August 10, 2020
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Happy weekend friends! It's warming back up here in Iowa. Hot, hot, hot. And DRY. We really could use some rain. All of the plants and the grass are looking sad. Boooo.
Just popping in with journal pages 6 and 7. I'm really having fun with this journal! I'm realizing I really dig watercolor paper!! It just soaks up all the juiciness...it's wonderful! And tough! Thinking up and working on pieces for a couple of new ideas too. Things are hopping in the studio, and that is a good thing! I love it when a flurry of inspiration washes over me. I'm going to ride that wave as long as it will last. Cheers, mates!
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Monday, August 3, 2020
Sunday, August 2, 2020
In other news.....this is a wonderful, tall, skinny, handmade journal I got from my sweet friend, Barb. It's full of luscious watercolor paper, and is hand bound. It measures approximately 5" x 10". Isn't it gorgeous?
Soooo....I'm giving myself a creative challenge for August!
I'm going to do a journal spread for every day in August. I think mostly abstracts, but we'll see which way the wind blows. I'll share my progress here, on Instagram and on Facebook, if you'd like to follow along, or join me and do your own journaling challenge!! Cheers! Happy weekend, friends!
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Thursday, July 16, 2020
One of my accomplishments this week was finally updating the Etsy shop with postcards and notecards! You can find them HERE. Several new styles, and refilled some of the classics. I'm particularly excited about the "circle" notecards...they are reproductions of paintings from my Burn Bright show this past spring. I have been having so much fun sending notes to friends I can't currently be with....and I LOVE seeing a colorful note in my mailbox. It just makes my day!
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Monday, May 18, 2020
The black frame is just what they needed to become cohesive, and to "pop", as they say in the biz.
I listed them over the weekend, and they found their forever home....all three together! Feeling so happy! I mailed them off this morning.