Journal With Me-2

Happy New Year! I have put together a few snippets of me journaling in my B6 slim travelers notebook. As always, you can leave any questions in the comment section. I hope you enjoy the video.  You can check it out HERE.

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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!

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!

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

March 2017 Artsnacks

This month marked Artsnacks four year anniversary and they tried to help celebrate with this months box.  I felt that the box fell a little flat for me.  It contained products that I enjoy using but it didn’t contain any WOW products for me.  Long story short, I didn’t love this month’s box but I didn’t hate it either.  Although I thought that all of the products were good quality art supplies.  Check out the unboxing video HERE!

January 2017 Artsnacks

I just received my favorite Artsnacks box yet…the January 2017 Artsnacks box.  I am in love with the supplies.  Interested in seeing what all of the fuss is about?  Check out my YouTube video to watch the unboxing, then see me play with the art supplies in my art journal.  You can find the video HERE.

And don’t forget, you can always check out my previous Artsnacks unboxing videos here on my blog by searching under the tag or category “Artsnacks.”

Thanks for stopping by and always remember to keep art in your heart 🙂

Raccoon Monster Art Journal Page

I have another video for you this week.  Watch as I create a whimsical raccoon monster in my vintage ledger book journal with the below listed supplies.  As always, let me know if you have any questions and I hope you enjoy the process 🙂

Raccoon Monster Art Journal Page Video

Faber Castell PITT Artist Big Brush Pen

Faber Castell PITT Artist Pen (Fine)

Faber Castell PITT Artist Brush Pen

Caran d’Ache Neocolor II

Stabile All Pencil

Gesso (White)

White Signo Uni-Ball Gel Pen (Broad)

Ranger Heat It Craft Tool

Princeton Synthetic Watercolor and Acrylic Brushes

Vintage Ledger Book

October 2016 Artsnacks

It’s that time of the month again when I get giddy with excitement to open my monthly Artsnacks box.  There were some great products in this months box that I like to use regularly.  Check out the unboxing and a speed video of me playing in my art journal with the products HERE.

If you would like to view previous Artsnacks unboxing blog posts and videos, you can find them here:

 Artsnacks September 2016 Unboxing

August 2016 Art Snacks Unboxing

July 2016 Art Snacks Unboxing

I also wanted to mention that I am teaching an in person Mixed Media Canvas class on November 12th.  Check out my Classes page to learn more.

Thanks for stopping by!

Mother and Daughter Art Journal Page

I created an art journal page of a mother and daughter while playing around in my art journal.  I sped up the video so that you could get a quick look at my process.  I hope you enjoy!

You can watch it on YouTube HERE.

mother-and-daughter-aj-page

This is also my last blog post until my show coming up on 10/1/16 at the Colonel Crawford Fall Festival.  You can visit me as well as many other makers, enjoy homemade cornbread and bean soup, and shop for a pumpkin while you are there.  It is a good time.  You can find out more about the event HERE.

Hope to see you there 🙂