Sunday, September 3, 2017

August Hobonichi Techo Flip Thru


I challenged myself to watercolor "Summer Treats" everyday in August!

Friday, September 1, 2017

September planner pages

My September traveler's notebook insert was inspired by the month's birthday flower, the purple aster. PURPLE is associated with spirituality, imagination and increased creativity. I challenge you to add purple to your art journal this month and see your imagination soar!

If you'd like to see how easily you can decorate your inserts, see my video showing these simple techniques.



Monday, August 7, 2017

August planner pages


RED is the color of love, radiance and passion. Use red to express what you love to do in an art journal -- it will feed your soul! I am once again challenged to create art with a broken wrist from a recent fall. Some of these pages were created from a positive viewpoint of what I could do with my wrist, not what I could not. I am sending some poppy love to you this month!


 I added a bit of napkin - such a fun trick.


You can challenge yourself by selecting a limited number of supplies and creating a page with only those supplies. You can see my “HAPPY place” page used blended reds expressing my love for creating art. Even though the page is not “perfect”, it’s a perfect way to express my passion! 

One more lovely red entry in my Hobonichi Techo.



Sunday, July 2, 2017

Welcome July!

My July color is YELLOW - the most brilliant of all the colors. It is the color of happiness and optimism, of enlightenment and creativity, and sunshine. The theme this month is botanical and anything that brings a ray of sunshine. Take some time to shine in your art journal this month!




Black-eyed Susan watercolor in my Hobonichi Techo.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

June theme and colors

This month I've chosen turquoise as June's color as it represents a calming energy, increases intuition and may assist with emotional balance. I felt the need to add a theme as well so chose the quote "with brave wings she flies". I gathered all my stamps, stencils and washi tapes with wings, feathers, dragonflies, bees and birds to inspire me. It's a very calming color as well as an inspirational quote. Here's a peek of this month's journey.
Personal size planner in Chic Sparrow Creme Brulee
I've also made a commitment to watercolor in my Hobonichi Techo everyday! June's focus is flowers.

Hand-carved feather stamp

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Hobonichi challenge

I'm enjoying my little Hobonichi Techo planner which I use as an art journal. The small size almost guarantees that I can art journal everyday. I especially like watercolors on the Tomoe River paper - it gets all crinkly for a very much loved look and feel!

Here are a few of my favorites from the May 2017 challenge: Yummy fruit. Hope you'll join in and follow me on Instagram for this fun journey!




Saturday, May 6, 2017

May's color palette: violet and green

I decided to combine the green from March with the violet from April to create this month's color palette. I like to get color inspiration from nature and everywhere I look I seem to be seeing this combination. These colors also represent the colors from Archangel Metatron, who has been guiding me for the month of May, so I'll be looking for a sliver of watermelon tourmaline to complete my colorful month!