Monday, September 15, 2014

Week 38 - Draw or Use a Feather on Your Page

This week, we were instructed to draw, doodle, sketch or incorporate a real feather onto our page for the Documented Life Project.  I remember a little gift shop in my sister's town called "Feather Your Nest" and used that for my theme.  My husband found a crow's feather in our yard and I painted it then used it as a transfer on the left side.

Everyone following this project is eagerly awaiting the plans for 2015 - we will not be using the Moleskine planner (unless we want to), its a big mystery right now!!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Week 34 - Use Numbers On Your Page

I just returned from a week long visit to the Pacific Northwest with my sister.  The milage was a perfect theme for my Documented Life Journal.  We had a great time visiting my daughter in Los Angeles for a day then two days later, flying to Seattle and driving to Port Townsend to stay with friends.
My little Moleskine weekly planner is getting so chunky and colorful - I love this project!!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Becoming an Addiction

Washi tape - I love it!!!  Its one of those items you just keep buying, there are so many to choose from.  Luckily, I found the perfect storage case for them at The Container Store and there is room for soooo many more.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Los Angeles

Earlier this month, my husband and I rode the train to Los Angeles to celebrate our daughter's birthday.  Paige is the owner of The Good Luck Gallery in LA's Chinatown and she was having an opening - Yarn Bombing LA Take Over.

Here are a few pages from my photo journal of the great weekend we spent with Paige and Parris.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Third Day of Class

On our 3rd and last day of class, we made monoprints on gelli plates.  Using real leaves, stencils,  fabric and paper, we created colorful backgrounds to use in our journals.
These are the happy faces of Jane's students in the 3 day workshop.  I was surprised how many ladies were from out of state who came to San Diego just for this class.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Second Day of Class

Another collaged background that I painted over with ground medium to accept watercolors.  I painted coneflowers from my garden and made a little stamp using sticky backed foam.

It is so inspiring to take a class filled with creative ladies, some of us are Jane groupies and others are new students - always a fun day.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Mixed Media Journal Class

Yesterday, I started another class with the wonderful and talented Jane LaFazio.  We created a collaged background then added watercolored paintings on the top.

3 full days of instruction and fun with Jane - PRICELESS!!!!!