Monday, August 15, 2011


My awesome friend, Kate and I have been planning to get together for an art date forever. One thing after another would come along and we would have to cancel. Before we knew it, it had been over a year since our last one. Kinda crazy considering that we live in the same city. Well, we finally got together last week and swapped books, worked in our art journals, looked at each others latest work and taught each other our new tricks. For instance, Kate taught me how to make a stamp out of sticky back fun foam. Here's my finished stamp. Since I am taking Christy Tomlinson's "She Had 3 Hearts " class, everything is hearts around here right now, so of course, I made a heart stamp.
I also finished working on this page for that class. It's called "My Art Heart". Art seems to be in everything I do, whether it's for myself, my family, or the world. It all comes back to art for me.
I think I used every supply I have in this, plus a few of Kate's. There are layers and layers on here. In fact, I have had to keep a small piece of waxed paper between these because there are so many layers. They stick together when I close the book. I especially love the bits of color samples from an old Dick Blick catalog. Going to have to remember to use more of those.
Kate completely finished her altered book journal while I was there. We had to have a little celebration. I have so many journals that I bounce back and forth in, but I don't think I could call any one of them finished. So I think that finishing a journal is a BIG DEAL.
Kate and I had a great time and I can't wait to get together again. Hopefully it doesn't take us a year this time. Thank you Kate!


  1. Glad you were able to get together with your friend! Funny how the time gets away.

    Very cool pages!

  2. I agree with Jessie--these are very cool pages. I love the bright colors and the hope-filled design. I'm excited to see where your amazing talent will take you!

  3. Thanks to you too. It was so great getting together. I loved it and have been inspired so much since then. I am back from my trip but I am buried under laundry and other commitments. Talk to you soon.

  4. Wish I could say that I hate it, but alas, I cannot tell a lie. Gorgeous work as usual, lady.