Digital Journal Kit. Witchwood. Filled with magic, dreams, and nature. This beautiful kit is now available in my Etsy shop. I have been working on making a kit off and on and never completed one I was happy with. This one makes me happy 🙂
13 pages in three PDFs
6 main pages
2 background pages
1 page of pockets
3 pages of ephemera
cover for art journal made from packaging material
art journal page for Mission Inspiration
Lots of experimenting with new materials here, also some scribble faces and quickly drawn “step-above-a-scribble” face LOL. Starting to learn what supplies I like working with the best and others I need to practice more with. Also finding out just how important paper is for different mediums! For example, 100 lb presentation card stock is AMAZING for markers! Toned paper and craft paper is perfect for black and white china markers. Flat canvas and old vinyl album covers are great for collage mixed media. I really love working on watercolor paper however NOT when using markers like copic as it sucks up all the ink.
There is so much fun in learning. Often things do not come out the way I see in my head or anything like what is being taught in class… instead of throwing it away, I just play some more. Experiment with color, texture, how supplies interact with each other. Super fun, best way to learn is to play like a five year old! So even if I wind up with a silly looking project, I now embrace it and share it. I learned something. I had fun. That’s what it’s all about!
My most recent discovery is Karen Campbell of Awesome Art School. I am having so much fun with her current #FunFabFaces challenge. She puts out a video every Friday on YouTube Our goal is to draw 100 faces in 100 days (or even one a week, whatever you want!) This is also a very supportive and educational group.
I have been combining my 100 Faces Challenge with my Jane Davenport Supplies me class… they go very well together 🙂
This is my first Mission Inspiration Art Journal. Mission Inspiration is a fun group created by Mike Deakin, there are journaling prompts in his Facebook group and YouTube channel, and he has an amazing website with journaling prompts, digi downloads and handmade journals.
This is a supportive group and great for all levels of talent! Very freeing and positive community. I find it a great place to learn, relax, and make new friends.
I started taking art classes online. My first two I am sharing here. They are by Jane Davenport (Supplies Me and I Heart Drawing). I’m still participating and finally learning to draw! I decided to learn to draw before I turn 50 LOL. I will also be making folders for my classes on Pinterest.
Here are some of my past journals I have made. I will be updating on a more regular basis to show new journals. The most up-to-date posts are on Instagram and Facebook. I have a few in my Etsy shop, however most sales are made from my used bookstore, Ye Olde Bookshoppe, in Wenatchee, WA, and Instagram, it’s just easier 🙂 I also try and upload to YouTube as time permits.
I make journals using my own materials, digi designs by others, random junk, scrapbook paper, etc. I make different styles as well. Junk Journals (my fave!), mini albums, sketch and watercolor journals, etc. I hand dye my own coffee paper and assemble the covers myself. I make my own bookcharms and tassels, and even my own paper beads.
This book was written by an admin on an amazing homeschool group I am part of. I cut my teeth here and learned most of what I know from admins and members (past and present). There are so many resources out there, this book will help you remember what it is really about. Take a deep breath, relax and ENJOY your children!
My review as posted on Amazon and Goodreads:
I will so be reading again! I love the down to earth tone of the book. I typically avoid Christian slanted (not “anti” just some of them get soooooo repetitive, old, and BORING) books but yours is not like that at all. It shows you and your beliefs without any of the usual “you must do blah blah blah”. Your family shines through, you even made me cry ::sniff:: I would have no problem recommending this to people of any religion or belief. Just felt like having a conversation with a supportive, more experienced homeschool mom who just wants the best for my family as she has done for hers.
Me? I’m setting goals for myself and my business. Organizing and planning out the year instead of flying by the seat of my pants… although that has actually worked out OK for me so far! As I make my goals, which are always changing, I make sure it is a realistic goal and not a crazy stressful goal.
more “real food”
less processed food
new ideas for bookstore
new designs for TPT/Etsy store
Whatever you do, do it for YOU and don’t beat yourself up if you slip. Just dust yourself off and try again.
Beware! I am back on the writing track and plan on sharing some short stories, rough drafts and random thoughts. Will still be trying to keep up with worksheets and local shop news as well. This page will be evolving as my life changes. Which was the point of this site to begin with!