Monday, January 14, 2019

Daily Creative Sessions - Take Ten


Recently, I set myself a goal  -  daily 10 minute creative sessions. 



and this is what my 10 minutes turned into the other day.

Okay - this took me way more than 10 minutes to create, 
but that is how it started.  


The pages in this little book are pockets....
and inside the pockets are mini blank books.


At the moment only the pockets are decorated
..... eventually the mini books in the pockets will have something on them as well.  
















During my next 10 minute creative session I thought 
I should make these at the visual journaling group I host on Tuesday nights.
So I created a less time consuming version to share if they are interested.  



If you haven't anything to do on Tuesday night 
and are in my neighbourhood  
- feel free to join us in the art room of the local school.... :-)

Friday, December 28, 2018

. . . . . Ready for 2019???


I am old school about many things - calendars is one of them. 
I love to keep myself organized with a paper style calendar 
that I am able to write things on. 

If you too love using a calendar and would like one of these, 
please leave me a comment and I will enter your name to win one of them. 
(tell me which cover is your favourite). 



This year I created small size calendars with decorated covers. 


At the end of the year, the calendar pages can be slipped out of the cover,
and can be replaced with a 2020 calendar or a notebook.











And since it is unlikely that I will post again before 2019.... 
I will sign off with best wishes for the remainder of 2018, and I will see you in the new year!

(draw will take place on Dec. 31 - item will be mailed on Jan. 2)

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Paper Box Frames


I finally finished these little bit collages that I shared on my previous post. 


They will be part of a show in a Yukon gallery with the title of 'Light'. 


Therefore I wanted to keep the frames light both physically and in look.  
I also wanted the frame edges to be rustic and worn looking - similar to the paper edges. 


My desire was to have the pieces float above the false back of the box.



This was tricky to achieve and took too much time - but I like the final look. 


I put a small string through the back of the box, 
so these pieces can hang on a wall, or stand on a shelf. 


And here they all are - ready to head off to the gallery!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Little Bits of Collage



These little bits collages have won my heart lately. 

I don't know what it is about taking pieces of paper 
that I have painted and stamped 
and ripped into little bits - and then glue back together again
. . . . but I keep seeming to want to do it.  












These little creations (measuring about 2&1/2 inches each way) are a work in process, 
but don't worry I will share the finished products with you when I am done.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Is It Finished Yet?





I love hand decorating paper, 
and then ripping it into bits 
to arrange and rearrange 
until I eventually glue the bits down. 

I also love making concertina style books. 

And so  - Yes I was pretty excited to work on this little gem of a creation.  








I sighed with delight to wrap it up and call it complete. 

BUT.... a week later I discovered it wasn't finished. 



I decided some of the bits needed a bit more interest. 
I wanted to add some lines and shapes. 








And so I got out my hand carved stamps and set to work.   


And I think this piece is now finished....



.... and I closed it up. 

We will see what next week brings .  .  .  .  .  .  .

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Not a Book. . . .


This may look like a book...... but it's not 
- or not one for writing in or reading.



This is a sewing kit I made for my daughter who has no sewing skills, 
nor did she have any pins or needles or threads to even attempt to fix something. 

I sent this little kit to her and now she can at least try to fix things. 









Pins, needles, thread, buttons and even a pair of folding scissors tucked in the back.

What more could she need.....?

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Playing with Whimsy


Playing in my journal.... just for fun!  
But using the techniques I share in the upcoming 21 Secrets Course

AND... I am also pretty proud of myself 
for figuring out how to add an 'Online Course' page to my blog!  
(actually very easy to figure out - who knew!)