Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Exciting News!

I just wanted to share some exciting news I found out about a couple weeks ago. Two of my spring projects are featured in the 2010 issue of Holidays & Celebrations which is on news stands right now. There's lots of great projects in this issue so be sure to check it out!
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Monday, August 23, 2010


I started a Zentangle journal a while ago. I find it to be relaxing to work in and it's a natural thing for me to do, as I have always doodled when I talk on the phone and at other times when my hands are idle. I've already completed 30 pages in the journal, so I thought I would share a few of them with you.
It is really a mindless style of art because you really are just serendipitously letting your pen go with the flow. I am working in a Moleskine journal because I like the smoothness of the pages and using a Sharpie Retractable Pen (not the marker) to create the designs because it glides effortlessly over the page. You can see more of my Zentangle Journal pages here.
In other news, my friend Brandy Faulkner is one of the guest artists on the Crescendoh website this week. And she was nice enough to feature my little backyard retreat as a part of her featured article. You can read Brandy's touching Art Saves story (as well as Tracy, Rachel and Teresa's stories) by clicking here.
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Thursday, August 19, 2010


Photo courtesy of Brandy Faulkner

Isn't this cute? Brandy made it as a teacher gift - yes it's already time to think of these kind of things - but you surely could give it as a gift for friends and family too. And while you're at it you might as well make one or two just for yourself. Brandy shows us all how in a tutorial over on the Joli Paquet blog right here.
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Summer is Winding Down. . .

My friend Cindy was a guest blogger on the Creative Connection blog last week. If you missed it like I did, you can still check it out right here.

I hope everyone is enjoying these last couple of weeks of summer before the kids go back to school (are you counting the days?) We were able to get away with some friends for a couple of weeks up to our cottage. The much needed R & R really did us a world of good. Sometimes we can forget how a simple thing like a change of scenery can give us a whole new perspective on life. It was hotter than normal for this time of the year, but we didn't let that put a damper on our time there. Evening concerts, boating, eating out, plays at the summer stock theater, movie nights, shopping and just relaxing and doing nothing with our friends was the perfect way to end our summer. How about you? What did you do this summer?
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