A NEW Art Journaling VIDEO!!!

I uploaded this a few days ago, but I’ve been feeling poorly, so haven’t blogged about it yet.  This is my final video in this series inspired by Shannon Green’s challenge.  Even if you haven’t seen my previous videos, you may enjoy watching me complete 20 pages in my Dylusions art journal.  I even do a flip-through of the completed pages.

Thank you SO much for stopping by!  As always, I would love it if you left a comment.  🙂

Art Journaling by 5s – Part 5a – VIDEO!

Journaling by 5’s – Part 4 – Art Journaling Video

Journaling by 5’s – Art Journaling Video

Here is Part 3 of my version of Shannon Green’s challenge.  Enjoy!  I finally received my Dylusions paints, and was able to use them in this challenge/video!  🙂

#Listers Gotta List and Random Stuff

First of all, there’s this:

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Last week, we were having summer-like weather and temperatures, and hubby was playing tennis OUTDOORS!  Today, I woke up to SNOW on my patio furniture.  Ack.  Meh.  Oh well, at least we know it won’t last.

So, this will probably end up being kind of a long, random post, but that’s just the way I roll (blog). 😉

I got a new computer, so had to go through all of my files on my old computer.  Since it’s Thursday, thought I’d share a couple of old photos of family members who are no longer with us.  RIP Bev, Mom, and Nac.  (My aunt, Mom, and sister)

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#Listers Gotta List

I came across this new challenge group – Listers Gotta List #listersgottalist (cuz, yep, I need another one lol) – and decided to play along.  Let’s see if I can keep this one up.

It was started by “The Reset Girl” and it’s basically a planner challenge (I don’t really have a planner in the true sense of the word, which makes this even funnier).  I started it because I thought it was something I could do while watching TV at night – “couch art”.  But, I quickly discovered that I can’t really do this challenge without all of my “supplies” nearby.  Cuz, yah, I have a HUGE stash of stuff that I want to use up – (another reason why I decided to do this project).  The photos of these “lists” are all over social media – Instagram, Facebook, Youtube.  It began on April 1st, so I’m already WAY behind, but that doesn’t really bother me.  It’s just about making lists, so I will just participate on my own timeline.

Many participants are using separate journals for this project, but I have so many journals that are partially filled, that I thought I’d try to finish one of my existing journals, which is a Moleskine sketch journal that I used to do a Pan Pastel class with Donna Downey a couple of years ago.  So, I didn’t decorate the cover of this journal.  I did do a “title page” of sorts, though, which is below.

I got the tag (on the left side) from Joanne Sharpe, when I took a class with her a year or so ago.  The “splats” in the background are made with Tim Holtz Distress Stains.

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Page 1 – “Reasons Why I Love Being a Planner Girl”.

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Page 2 – “Favorite Songs of All Time”.  I just chose 10 random favorites…I have WAY more than that.lgl4

And, the two page spread:lgl34

That’s as far as I ‘ve gotten so far, but it’s FUN!  If you have any questions at all, or just wanna say “hi”, please leave me a comment!  I always enjoy comments.  🙂

Journaling by 5’s – Parts 1 & 2 – VIDEO!

As promised, another video today!  I decided to play along with Shannon Green’s “Journaling by 5’s”.  It’s quite popular on Youtube, and she even has a Facebook group.  The idea is to complete 20 art journal pages, using 5 sets of prompts, with a 15 minute time limit for each prompt.  Confused yet?  I know I was, until I watched Shannon’s video here.

Well, I’m not much of a rule follower, and I’m a slow art journaler, so this is MY VERSION of her challenge.  I started out trying to give myself the time limit, but found it difficult, and not really enjoyable.  So, I turned off the timer, and just started to play. Then, the happy happened!

I should add that I said in the video that I only did 10 pages, but apparently I can’t count, because I did actually do 20 lol.

Here’s my video.

On to Step 3…

It’s All About Love – Art Journal Spread

I’ve really been enjoying my art journal lately.  I haven’t been feeling great physically, so I’ve only been in my studio for short bits of time here and there, and art journaling fits the bill for this type of creating (for me, anyway!).  I’d like to put together some type of “couch art” kit so that I can do a bit of art while on my comfy chair, with my heat pad on my back, while watching mindless television.

This spread was (once again) inspired by Donna Downey’s “Inspiration Wednesday” class.  There’s lots of texture, and layers, and grunginess…love it.

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