Art Journal, Mixed Media

Sunday Mornings

Today, I am here to share with you a painting I did after taking Mindy Lacefield’s  Sunday Morning class.  In this class you drew your inspiration from God’s word. It was about connecting your painting to your feelings of faith.

We were to find a bible verse that you like and paint that scene. I have always found comforter in Ephesian 5:8 “For at one time you were the darkness but now you are the light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.”

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“Tribal gal of mercy” 11 x 14 inches

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Art Journal, Collage, Gelli Arts- Prints, Journal page, Mixed Media, Photography

Gelli Arts Print- Cat

I spent some time down in my studio. I just wanted to play. One of first loves is collage. I have been thinking about doing a cat collage for a while so here he is.

The other thing I have been thinking about is “being yourself”. Learning to love the person you are and not changing so other people will love you.  I read this online- One of the greatest challenges in life is being yourself in a world that’s trying to make you like everyone else.  Someone will always be prettier, someone will always be smarter, someone will always be younger, but they will never be you.  Don’t change so people will like you.  Be yourself and the right people will love the real you. You shouldn’t have to change who you are to be around certain people! God made you the way you are for a reason and loves you just the way you are….we all have different talents…we are all a work in progress (WIP). Celebrate the true you! catgelliprintbycs copy catgelliprintcloseup copy How we should treat others…framedbeyourselfquote   Thanks for stopping in…hope you enjoyed my post! Hugs, signk

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Layers and Masking

On Monday, I got up and the sermon that Pastor Marc G.  gave on Sunday at Church was still on my mind. I got out my notes from the service and looked up some of the scripture that Marc talked about….the part that stuck in my heart was “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstance” from Philippians 4:11.  Am I really content in an circumstance ???? Honestly in my heart, I know I need to work on this…

So, I set off to work on my Life Book lesson. I watched the videos which were totally amazing. Part of the lesson was to mediate. Which I am not good at…my mind is going in a hundred directions at once all the time.  Yet, all that was on my mind was being content in an circumstance. Trusting the Lord.  So, I started the layers and painting.

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Layer three-IMG_9562Then, the masking or stenciling- I used the Linnie Blooms Butterfly stencil–  This is how I finished up my journal page .



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I hope you enjoyed seeing my process on this journal page. Thanks for stopping in!



Art Journal, Collage, Life Book 2014

Mixed Media folder- Life Book

Last night,  I finally finished the last piece of the assignment in life book! It was to make a folder using some of the techniques we learned in the Life Book 2014 lesson from Carla Sonheim.  I have to say, I just loved this lesson. The folder was so fun to make!

This is the front of the folder. I guess this is a tribal chicken creature in the meadow. LOL


Here is the back with my word of the year. Look it’s a paint blob swan!

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Lots more wonderful art coming your way this week! So stay tuned! Thanks for stopping in!



Art Journal, Collage, Life Book 2014, Mixed Media

Word of the year- FOCUS

Happy New Year everyone. For the past few years I have been doing a Word of the Year. This year, I choose the word FOCUS.

– Focus on my goals

– Focus on all the good

– Focus on the future

– Focus on fun

– Focus on the important things

– Focus on celebrating the little things

– Focus on my dreams

Follow One Course Until Successful

Another thing I am doing this year is taking the Life Book 2014 class. It is a year long online class.  Class started yesterday. I was able to complete the warm up exercise this am.  Of course, I took it a little farther than we were suppose to for the warm up. Once, I was on a roll I was unstoppable! (Smile)

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Hope you are having a wonderful start to 2014. Thanks for stopping in 🙂



Art Journal, Book, Collage, Gelli Arts- Prints, Journal page

To do book

I think this time of year we are all reflected on 2013. Seeing what worked for us this year and what didn’t. What things we can change to make the 2014  better.  My friend Susan was talking about Leonie Dawson 2014 Create Your Amazing Year workbooks.  I took a look and feel head over heels in love with them! Something to help me plan and hold me accountable for getting to the pot of gold at the end of MY rainbow!

One of the activities in the workbook is to make a “to do book”.  Basically a notebook decked out all pretty and a new way to do a “list”. I am not a notebook kind of gal. They make me nervous….What if I mess up? Tear a page out…ugh..nope can’t do it! So, I did a binder. Ahhh glorious pages I can pluck out if I “mess” up (we know it’s going to happen). Ahhh tabs…Yes, I love my office supplies.

I took a sheet of paper and decorated up the front with some of my art work. I drew something new. After I finished it Ben said to me “oh a snow globe gal”…neatO!  That boy cracks me up.

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My word of the year is FOCUS so I made it my FOCUS on it list.  More coming on my word of the year. I am pretty excited to work in my “FOIL” book.

Thanks for stoping in to check out what I am working on.



Art Journal, Journal page, Mixed Media

Crack of the Month- December 2013

I have completed Carla Sonheim “sidewalk” crack of the month for December. I so enjoy this creative challenge each month. Here is a link to this month’s crack- Dec2013 .  As you can see, I turned the paper sideways.  Give it a try, I am sure you will enjoy it! It’s so FUN to see what other people see in the crack. It really makes you look at things in a different way. For example the back of my bathroom door- I now see an owl…I’ll have to post a photo of it soon so you can to you spot my owl too! LOL! closeupCOMdec crackofthemonthdec2013


The supplies I used are : acrylic white paint, ballpoint pen, and Dewert Inktense Blocks!

Thanks for stopping in! Enjoy your day! We are going sledding !



Art Journal, Genuinely Jane Studios, Journal page, Mini Album, Mixed Media

Watercolor owl book

The November Challenge over at Frog dog Studios is watercolors! I have been playing with watercolors since high school.  They are the media,  I feel most comfortable playing with.

In my studio I have  a couple of Genuinely Jane Studio wooden books.  I love than painting on wood. So, I took two pages of the four wooden pages and make my own little journal to keep my drawings in.  I cut some 110 lb card stock to fit in the book ( 5 1/2 inch square).  The supplies I used to make cover- white acrylic paint, watercolors, black pen, misc. paper, stencils and stickers.

Here is the cover:

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I can’t wait to start filling this little book with my art work!

Thanks for stopping in to check it out!



Art Journal, Mixed Media


Trying to take a little “me” time each day. This week I have been all about just doodling…..letting my mind go and not forcing anything to come out just letting go…. it’s so GOOD for the soul.

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Do you doodle? I love to watercolor them when I am done! This weekend the boys and I are going to spend a good amount of time in the studio! Hope you have a great weekend.

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Art Journal, Collage, Journal page, Mixed Media

Crack of the Month Club

Carla Sonheim sent out her newsletter yesterday with this great link to her Monthly side walk crack of the month. I have never done one before; however, the boys and I have taking her art of silliness class and have her book! Both are fabulous.  Ben’s favorite way to draw is the blob method. Any ways, I have been feeling in a rut lately. Not sure what direction I want to turn …art wise what truly makes me happy. So, when this “assignment” came up. I though well heck yeah, lets do this what do I have to lose???   I really didn’t have a lot of time to work ( 30 minutes) and didn’t want to drag out a hundred supplies.

First let me show you the crack (if you want to try the “assignment” make sure you grab it off Carla site.



Then the supplies I used= pencil, cheap white acrylic paint, a cheap black pen and watercolors.



Here is what I came up with:

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I am not sure what you seen in the cracks but this strange elephant like creature is what I saw. I have to say…that this little “assignment” has put me in a whole new frame of mind. Seems so silly that 30 minutes with a hand full of supplies totally helped me clear my mind. I have committed to 30 days of  30 minute little paintings!

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