What Is In My Art Journal

I haven't sat down here for quite awhile.   And every now and then, when I am in the middle of something else, it pops into my head that I have a blog that I created years ago for the purpose of sharing my thoughts and stories.  

When I started this, my youngest child was very young.  One, or two years old.  Now she is 13 and my oldest boy has graduated high-school.  

When I started this I was staying at home with the kids, taking only the very occasional temporary Nanny position.  Currently, I do more elder care than child care and I my schedule goes from 15 hours to 30 hours a week with no predictability. 

For the most part, my life is unpredictable.  I kinda like it that way.  When things get to "samey samey"  I pull something into my days to cause some unpredictability to happen. 

When I started this blog I was more about the writing than the arting. I was reading books, writing stories, joining critique groups, and pursuing a passion.  Now, I am divided between the two.  I love them both.  But time and time management are humongous factors in bringing my creative passions to life. 

One of my arting goals has been to practice and improve on my "primitive strangers."  I have weird face after weird face in art books all over my bedroom.  So I thought I would share a few here as proof that I am still alive, still arting, still thinking, and still dreaming stories. 

Don't forget, you can follow me on on Instagram.

These are just a few.  There are loads more as I try to develop a discernable imperfect style.

I use my art journal for practice - but often a story steps in.  I've been working on a few projects that have more of a story focus- a beginning and an end, or at least, a theme.  Do you find yourself expressing theme's in your art?

If you aren't arting, do you want to?  Do color and texture pull at you and tease you with ideas?

A friend and I have started a local group for people interested in art journaling or who are already artists and just want to be around like-minded people.  We will have real in life get-togethers and everything.  You are welcome to join the facebook group - or if you are local, you are welcome to our events.  I would so love to get out of my studio bedroom and join you in some art play.

Here is the Group: Art Journaling 101

What have you been working on in the last year?  Where are your passions driving you?  And how are you doing making time for your creativity?

I'd love to hear from you.  I miss YOU.

Have a great day and Be Blessed.





  1. I am so in love your style and use of texture and color!!! 😍😍😍


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