Journal With Me Series

I’m starting a new video series on my YouTube channel called “Journal With Me.”  In these videos, i will record snippets of me playing in my journals.  These could be my journal in my travelers notebook journal, sketchbook, art journal (one of many), planner, etc.  I may even work on a few things that aren’t strictly journals…who knows.

This is my first video in the series and I hope you enjoy!  You can watch it HERE.

Let me know what you think or if there is anything that you would like me to include in upcoming videos in the series.  Thanks for watching and art on!

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Volume 3 Insert Flip Through (B6 Stalogy)

I filmed a flip through video of my B6 Stalogy journal insert.  Just so you know, I split my Stalogy up in two parts after watching Courtney Diaz’s video that you can find HERE. You can see how chunky my journal was even after I split it up.  I couldn’t imagine trying to complete the whole thing…it would have busted at the seams!

I also have clip art from other artists that I support on Patreon in my journals, such as Courtney Diaz (Little Raven Ink) and Ali Brown.  If you don’t follow them, you should definitely check them out.  I hope you enjoy my flip through video.  You can watch it HERE.

Please let me know if you have any questions and thanks for watching!

Chic Sparrow Unboxing

I recently made a purchase on Chic Sparrow after receiving a coupon for 20% off of my total purchase!!!  If you have never heard of Chic Sparrow, it is a wonderful company that makes leather goods, mostly bags and travelers notebooks.  They also carry other merchandise.  You can check out the website HERE.

You can check out my Chic Sparrow Unboxing video HERE.

In my latest Chic Sparrow order, I received the following:

The Medium Simple Pouch in Rustic Brown

The Twin Pen Holder in Rustic Brown

The Creme Brûlée Deluxe Travelers Notebook in B6 Slim Size

Travelers Notebook Dashboard Insert in B6 Slim

Travelers Notebook Basic Insert (Blank) in B6 Slim

The paint brush that I purchased at Blick is the Isabey Siberian Blue Squirrel Quill Mop Brush (Size 1)

The watercolor paint that I purchased is Daniel Smith Luminescent Watercolor in Duochrome Cactus Flower

As always, thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you enjoyed my unboxing video.  If you have any favorite travelers notebook purchases, I would love to hear about them!  Until next time…keep art in your heart ❤

 

October 2017 Artsnacks

This months Artsnacks box was one of my favorites!  You could tell that the folks at Artsnacks had Inktober on their minds because it is definitely themed around that type of art making.  So sit back, relax, grab a cup of your favorite something and check out the October 2017 Artsnacks unboxing video HERE!

Journal With Me- Decorating My B6 Stalogy Notebook

I purchased a Stalogy notebook a few months ago to fit my B6 Travelers Notebook.  The covers of the notebook are nice but they are just plain black and I needed to pretty them up a bit 🙂  I used collage bits from magazines, old sheet music, a used stamp and scrapbook papers.

B6-Stalogy-Cover

You can watch the process HERE.

I hope you enjoy the video.  If you keep a journal and you decorate your journal covers, I’d love to hear how you like to cover them in the comments.  Thanks for stopping by!

September 2017 Artsnacks

In this September’s Artsnacks box, there were a few duplicates from previous boxes which made it a little disappointing.  However, these duplicates were also a few of my favorites.  Check out this month’s Artsnacks unboxing video HERE.

And this is what I created in my journal with the materials in this months Artsnacks box.

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I hope you enjoyed the video and thanks for watching!

 

Choose Your Own Adventure Challenge- August 2017

I am a patron of Courtney Diaz, AKA Little Raven Ink, on Patreon.  Courtney gives us a journaling challenge each month that she calls, “Choose Your Own Adventure.”  For the month of August, 2017, we had the following prompts:
Medium- WatercolorsColors: Spring Green, Turquoise Blue (Cyan), Golden Yellow

Element- Tree

Word- Serene

I decided to sit on my back patio and paint the woods in our backyard.  The word for the challenge “Serene” prompted me to go to the woods since that is one of the places where I find serenity.  And obviously the element of the challenge was tree, so that made the decision even easier.  You can watch my video HERE.

 I hope you enjoy my take on the Choose Your Own Adventure prompt and if you are not a patron of Courtney’s on Patreon, you have got to check her out!  It is SO worth the money and she is a beautiful soul.  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and remember to keep art in your heart.

The products I used in the video are as follows:
– Daniel Smith Watercolors in Diopside Genuine, Phthalo Turquoise and Quinacridone Gold.
– Stalogy Journal in the B6 size
– Princeton and Dina Wakley paint brushes
– Pentel Arts Hybrid Technica 0.3mm black pen
– Old Typewriter
– White Tissue Paper
– Liquitex Matte Medium
– Alvin Draft/Matic Mechanical Pencil
– Paper Mate Tuff Stuff Eraser Stick

Journal Insert Flip Through- Volume 2

I finally finished my Volume 2 Travelers Notebook insert and I filmed a flip through.  You can view it HERE.

I believe that this insert was an Orchid insert that I received in my B6 Sojourner from Rowena.  I really loved how well this paper handled wet media.

I hope you enjoy the video and if you have any questions or want to tell me about the journal inserts and journals that you adore, leave a comment below.

I’m hosting a new class at my studio in Bucyrus, Ohio called Altered Photos.  For more information, check my Class page on my website.

Thanks for stopping by!

July 2017 Artsnacks

It’s time for another Artsnacks unboxing video.  In this video, I unbox the July 2017 Artsnacks and play with the supplies in my sewing book journal.  You can watch the video HERE.

You can find more of my Artsnacks unboxing videos here on my blog and if you are interested in subscribing to Artsnacks, you can learn more HERE.