Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy New Year!

The holidays are over - all except taking down the decorations! That might happen today.

We enjoyed having our daughter here from Phoenix and love when both kids and their spouses are here.

Now that the house is quiet again, it is time to start scrapping and creating! I am in art journal challenge  group - Colour Me Positive  - and the first prompt was gratitude. This quote was part of the inspiration. I decided to try using playing cards which I gessoed and painted before adding the quote.

 The second group is Tiare Smith's Just about me and the first challenge was to put our name on a page and use a baby wipe. I chose to decorate the cover of a hardbound book for all of these pages, It was a linen like fabric so didn't go as I planned but I like the end result.

Many people are choosing their word of the year. I decided on Freedom. The freedom to enjoy my art and ignore the nagging voices and doubts. The freedom from fear which holds me back. The freedom to stop comparing myself to others. Here is an art journal page for my word. The balloon flying represents my freedom. My girl is from a paintable page from Adornit .

Stay tuned for scrapping and other projects! Wishing each of you a wonderful New Year!


  1. Awww man what a fantastic word....FREEDOM. Cheers to many moments of freedom for you this year! NO holding back.

  2. Especially love the art journal - beautiful colors and design! Bloggie Love

  3. Happy New Year to you too! I love these art journal pages! Beautiful work! BL


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