Sunday, July 28, 2013



 When I received my dear sweet friend Lisa's journal in the mail, there was no question in my mind what I was going to create on her pages. It would be Turquoise (the color she chose for each artist to work in), and it had to be something Frida or Mary. I went with Mary. 

                               "It all begins with "Your Story"

 I know how Lisa likes doors and windows and pathways, so I began her journal journey pages with a door......

                          A scared space is important

 I love adding dangling things......

                              Mornings with Mary 
                             "It's Okay not to be Ok"

       So blessed for all those that re-kindle my inner spirit ~*

I added a pocket for the two tags I made. I only intended on making one, but I found this  old paper fan I had in my stash after I made the first tag and I just had to go with it.

    I made this tag from a vintage primary reading card, the back side is the last picture shown.

(For Lisa Priti)

    All ready to mail to Stephanie with brass prayer bells on !

This journal is part of the Magical Journal Journeys where 9 women and artists are 
collaborating in a round robin each month. If you would like to follow these journals and pages created in each journal, click on the badge "Magical Journal Journeys" on the right side bar and you can visit the blogs of 9 artists.
You can also follow these pages on Pinterest. 


Monday, July 22, 2013


My Beach dream didn't work out for vacation this summer, so maybe next summer. Right now, I am just extremely grateful for air conditioning. Although, I do have to admit I was just a little pouty about it, but after I finished the three journals I had been working on, it was such a relaxing day!!! I decided that a week's vacation at home in my studio doing what I love is NOT a bad vacation!
I am pretty excited about it since I rarely have an entire week of uninterrupted studio time. A few detours along the way...tomorrow we are going to take in the new movie "The Heat" with Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock and then head to Red Lobster. I may even come home and stick my feet in the wading pool and Dream a little! :)

Here are the three new Art Journals I completed today... total relaxation!!

                                                     DANCE IN THE MOONLIGHT
                                (Front side (Inside pages are blank)

 "Hold Fast to your Dreams, for if a Dream dies, Life is a broken winged bird that can not fly"


                     JOURNEYS and DREAMS..THE DANCE OF LIFE

 "The Miracle of our Dreams lie beneath our foot each and every tiny step we take is a journey to the stars".

I also plan to work on some more new Mail Art Address Labels. Here are the most recent ones I completed.

                       8 1/2"  x 10 1/2 " adhesive package labels

Today I received the package I was anxiously awaiting. It is my monthly art journal. I have been participating in a round robin of sorts with 8 amazing women and artists, counting me there are 9 total. Each person made their art journal and chose a color or a combo of colors and each person must use that color or colors to work in that individual's journal. We have named our group, the Magical Journal Journeys. This is our second year. The journey this year has been truly amazing and the journals are just spectacular. It has been a challenge to stick to a few colors. You can follow our journal pages on Pinterest. and click on Magical Journal Journeys.

Stay tuned for Lisa Priti's Journal, I will be back here to post it the end of the week.
Until then... I am out of here, I 'm on Vacation!