Saturday, January 8, 2022

Junk-it January and More Randomness

I begin this new year as many creators in this rabbit hole of junk journalers tend to do, or at least wish to do, with a purge. I’ve got waaaayyyy more stuff than I could ever use and I need to get serious about 86ing a significant portion out the door rather than just moving it around the apartment.

My collage bits are out of control.
In an attempt to Marie Kondo my way through it I’ve devised a challenge to create 15 minute collages to hone my my instincts and trust my intuition.
 My goal is to burn through my collage stash and either use it or lose it.
I know I won’t like everything, but I’m confident I’ll build a useful stash of journal embellishments.
I’m also starting the “Wanderlust “ mixed-media art journaling class. New class every Friday for the whole year.
Here’s my trifle bowl collection of collages so far. 14 collages created over 4 sessions. Admittedly the first  6 or so took longer than 15 minutes but the 4 I made this morning were super quick.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021


I’ve spent a lot of time at my desk this past month, mostly just fiddling around with this and that. 

I did manage to complete several art journals for my stash of Christmas presents but other than that…there’s been this:

I got a new toy, a Big Shot die cutter/embosser.
This is very fiddly.


Saturday, October 23, 2021

Journals to the People: “Josephine”


Josephine is one of my mixed media soft cover journals approximately 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”. This is getting ready to mail off to consignment at Nevermore Creations 17.

It's an eclectic journal. No theme, just stuff I like.

The food imagery is from "A Year at Chez Panisse", a very popular local restaurant.

Several digital collections were used.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Journals to the People: The Big Owl Book


This is another "Outta my comfort zone" journal. It's huge. For me. This started off as part of a stash busting binge where I made a bunch of naked journals with a thought toward them becoming glue books (where you ultimately glue in a bunch of your favorite images, quotes, clippings, photos etc).
I had decoupaged the cover with napkins and then stowed it away.
Then came the owls, then the Fast Flow Stitching tutorials that started floating around the YouTube…and I remembered the book stashed in my closet.
The original preparation of the book also included signatures using over- sized papers like wallpaper and wrapping paper.
Then came all of this…

I love these owls!

There's a naked journal that's removable.
It's a bit over- stuffed.