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paintings, drawings, doodles, art journals, photos, etc.


Yellow and bright, a happy colour–I love sunflowers. They make me smile.

It is a simple way to bring a little cheer to your day; grab yourself a bouquet or for someone you care about. It can make a difference.

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By on November 5, 2013 in 30 day challenge Nov. 2013!, Art, Photographs


do what you love

It makes a happier you.  I find it so true for me.

Doing what you love gives you that feel good feeling; and I believe it is infectious–it’s a good thing.  We need “feel good” shots daily–makes us a better person, makes for a better day and who knows it can touch others in a good way.

Doing what I love gives me joy.  Try it.

a journal page

a journal page

By on November 4, 2013 in 30 day challenge Nov. 2013!, Art, Art Journals, creative journey


blogging daily for 30 days!


Yes I am putting myself out there. My aim is to blog daily for 30 days. I have many things to say and then when I try to pin one down it just slips away. Maybe I’ll just ramble on and see what happens. I have projects on the go and the most important is my art show (in my studio) coming up November 10th. I have a lot of small paintings, note cards, and handmade art journals.  But before I get into that I think I better post this.  It’s only taken me half the day to pick out a photo to attach to this post which is appropriate in my thinking. So here goes…

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By on November 1, 2013 in 30 day challenge Nov. 2013!, Art, Art Journals, creative journey


Shadows and silhouettes

This all came about from a walk on a sunny morning on the beach.  I saw my shadow and loved the shape it made on the sand so I took some photos on my phone.  This is how this idea progressed (and I actually documented it!).

Taking a photo (one of many) on the beach.

my shadow


Drawing it out in my sketchbook/art journal

Shadow sketches - 1


Shadow sketch - 2

Shadow sketch - 3

Then I made a few stencils and have a series of paintings called Shadows & Silhouette Ladies.  Here’s one of them.

Shadow & Silhouette series

…oh my,  I actually posted something.


By on September 24, 2013 in Art, Art Journals, creative journey