Thursday, September 27, 2012


Lately most of my creative energy has been geared towards 
creating a photo booth for my daughter's class party.
I volunteered to bring a back drop, decoration and props.

Here's a little sneak peek of the decorations:

I hung them over the playroom doors to see if they look good.
I'm loving it.
I hope they survive the craziness of 20 kids,
so I can bring them back home and give them a permanent home
over these doors :)

More photos later when Jasmine has time to pose with the props.

I have journalled a little;
mainly to keep up with my daily journal.

Oh and earlier this week, I took out all of my stamps (who knew I had so many)
and started making wrapping paper.
It's a very meditative activity, I must say.
And a great use for stamps!

That's all for now :)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Life art class!

Okay, so for weeks I have been mulling over
which e-course to take.
I wanted to learn something new.
I wanted to be inspired by new techniques.
But I just couldn't decide on one.

And then this art class came my way

Yeah, it's not an e-course.
It will take a long drive
and a bit more investment for the hotel stay and such.
Not something I planned on.

But I have been admiring 
Pam Garrison and Jennifer Mercede
for years. 
I just LOVE their paintings and doodles.

For some reason,
it didn't take much effort to decide on it.
I just decided to go for it.
Maybe this one is meant to be.

Last year I had such a great time at Spark 3.
It was amazing to meet so many like-minded people
and incredible to actually "create" with them.

I can't wait to go to this art class!

I will get to the e-courses, too.
Hopefully sooner than later :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A new journal

Okay, so it's not that I have nothing better to do,
or that I don't have too many journals to fill right now.

But it was my birthday recently,
and it occured to me that
l i f e
is passing me by
way to fast.

This particular journal will be one
that I will have to create a page for every day.
I hope it will slow me down,
as I think about what I am thankful for,
or what special thing I did.

When I'm 90 and sitting in that rocking chair,
I hope to go through this book and tell myself,
'Oh yes, I remember now.
I had a great and fulfilling life.' :)

Here is a little peek inside ...

I'm loving this journal.

Thursday, September 6, 2012


The kids are back in school.
My life is slowly getting back in order.
I'm craving to learn something new.

Thing is, there are so many choices when it comes to e-courses.
On top of my list right now are these e-courses:

by Jane Davenport
Over the summer I have been practicing to draw people.
I think my faces aren't too, too bad. 
(Of course, I'm still hoping to improve ;)
But my figures are horrible and stiff.
I wonder if Jane can pass on a few tricks to me?!

by Mindy Lacefield
I would love to learn how to paint so whimsically.
I'm very attracted to how she shades her paintings.

also by Mindy Lacefield
I am interested in this course, just because I love to journal.
And on most days, that is all I have the time to do (vs painting something big and complicated).

by Juliette Crane
Although I have really been wanting to improve the way I paint people,
I wouldn't mind improving on how I paint animals, too.
Especially whimsical ones ... how can I resist?

They also offer a couple of fun-looking and affordable art journalling classes.
With all the stuff I'm trying to accomplish these days
(home, kids and work-related),
sometimes I wonder if I should not set lofty painting goals,
and just stick with art journalling - small and quick projects.

I wish I could decide.
Which one? Oh, which one?