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Take a peek at my new Creative Artistry Notebook Cover

Take a peek at my new Creative Artistry Notebook Cover

I've become a regular user of journals over the years and I love using the traveler's notebook size for carrying around every day and jotting down creative ideas, or sketching when I'm out and about. I also like that I can combine different types of papers and...

The Nature of Things #2 – another Stitched Mixed Media Journal

The Nature of Things #2 – another Stitched Mixed Media Journal

For the last several months I've been enjoying making journal pages every day as part of my daily artistic practice, and I've finally managed to finish assembling my second nature journal which I began during February. I completed assembly of the first journal last...

Hand-Dyeing the Colors of Nature

Hand-Dyeing the Colors of Nature

It's been quite a busy month so far with a focus on teaching my new workshop - Fragments of Nature - both online and in a live workshop. We are about half-way through the online class, and have so far learned how to mix dyes to recreate nature colors. It all begins...

How to Make a Quick and Easy Traveler’s Notebook Cover

How to Make a Quick and Easy Traveler’s Notebook Cover

Several years ago I began using a traveler's notebook. When I first bought it, I wasn't sure if I'd like it or not, but over time I've grown to love it! I particularly love the idea of being able to use several different styles of notebooks such as a writing notebook,...

Words to Live By

Words to Live By

This week I'm continuing my year-long journey of making daily art and today marks day 87. With the month of March ending in several days, I'm almost finished with the pages for my quotation journal. I've really enjoyed making these particular journal pages and can't...

The Energy of Words

The Energy of Words

This week I'm continuing my year-long journey of making daily art and today marks day 80. This month I'm making a quote journal and after three weeks of focusing on positive and uplifting words each and every day, I can tell you that even on days when life feels...

The Nature of Things – a stitched mixed media art journal

The Nature of Things – a stitched mixed media art journal

During February as part of my year-long commitment to making daily art, I made daily nature-inspired art journal pages using The Nature of Things printable journal kit and I've managed, finally, to assemble some of the pages into a completed art journal. As a...

Secrets Revealed

Secrets Revealed

This week I'm continuing my year-long journey of making daily art and today marks day 73. During March I'm using the "Free Spirit" printable journal kit to make a quote journal. At first, my intention was to simply make a lovely journal as a place to store my favorite...

Inspiration for the Soul

Inspiration for the Soul

This week I'm continuing my year-long journey of making daily art. For March I've designed a fun and free-spirited printable journal using beautiful watercolor imagery, with the theme "Free Spirit". You can find the "Free Spirit" printable journal kit here in my...

Finding Joy in Each Day

Finding Joy in Each Day

This week I'm continuing my year-long journey of making daily art. As February comes to a close and we begin a new month, it's a startling reminder of just how quickly the days pass, often without us really noticing. Having made a small piece of art every day for the...

“Free Spirit” Printable Journal Kit

“Free Spirit” Printable Journal Kit

This month's printable journal kit is themed "Free Spirit" and I'll be using the printed pages from this kit to make daily stitched mixed media journal pages during the coming month. At the end of the month I'll be assembling the pages into a completed journal similar...

Hand-Dyed Fabrics with Amazing Color and Visual Texture

Hand-Dyed Fabrics with Amazing Color and Visual Texture

It's always a thrill for me to see the work that my students produce during my online classes and workshops, and I particularly love to see the beautiful fabrics and fibers that they create during my hand-dyeing workshops. After 30 years of hand-dyeing I never get...

Fresh Inspiration

Fresh Inspiration

This week I'm continuing my year-long journey of making daily art and the theme this month is inspired by nature. For the last 52 days I've spent about 15 minutes every day making art. It sounds like a marathon effort, but in reality I now really look forward to this...

Natural Connections

Natural Connections

This week I'm continuing my year-long journey of making daily art and the theme this month is inspired by nature. As a life-long nature-lover I enjoy spending as much time outdoors as I possibly can, taking photographs or simply soaking up the peace and tranquility...

How to make a Handmade Journal with the Stitches Hidden in the Spine

How to make a Handmade Journal with the Stitches Hidden in the Spine

It took a little trial and error to figure out how to make a cover and assemble last month's journal which was themed Taking Flight. I wanted a cover that looked like a book cover with no stitches showing on the outside, and pages that weren't all squashed together....

Inspired by Nature

Inspired by Nature

This week I continue my year-long journey of making a daily art journal page. I'm constantly inspired by nature and all it's beauty, so this month I'm really enjoying collecting memories of the things I most love about the natural world and creating pages for my...

Fabric Dyeing and Playing with Color

Fabric Dyeing and Playing with Color

Playing with color is one of my favorite things to do, particularly when hand-dyeing. Mixing and blending different colors to create brand new colors is magical, and even after 30 years of hand-dyeing I'm still always excited to see the results. During these last few...

The Nature of Things

The Nature of Things

This year I'm committed to spending 15 minutes per day being artfully creative as part of my daily artistic practice. To make it a quick, easy and creative process, I'm designing a new printable journal kit each month and using one page per day to create pages for...

Taking Flight – a Stitched Mixed Media Journal

Taking Flight – a Stitched Mixed Media Journal

A preview of my latest stitched mixed media journal - Taking Flight. I made this journal using the Taking Flight Printable Journal Kit which you can find here in my online store. You can find additional information about how I make my stitched mixed media journals here.

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