Monday, November 30, 2015

National Journaling Month Comes to a Close with Days 29 and 30...

Hi friends!  I'm happy to say that I finished days 29 and 30 of the NaNoJouMo challenge!  Together they create the back and front side to this week's tip-in in my Planner Journal...

Day 29:
Watercolor Test Strips
This was another exercise in the "Creative Girl" book that I'm reading.  It's really a fun book - I highly recommend it, if you are interested in learning more about watercolor techniques.  The two columns on the left-hand side of the page are experiments in letting the different colors bleed into each other while wet, to see what happens and what new colors arise.  The right hand column is about adding salt to the mixture.  This was fun and it didn't take long at all.  Even tho it's just test strips, I still think it makes a beautiful page - I love all that color!

Day 30:
"More of This Please"
I was just playing with collage here, while thinking about the state of the world right now.  I made the background with color crayons and Liquid Watercolors. 

Thanks for hanging in there with me throughout this 30-day challenge!  It was lots of fun to be able to come here and share my progress each day!  Did any of you take on the NaNoJouMo challenge too?  If so, how did it go for you?

Coming up on Inspiration Everywhere - December will be a month of wrapping up 2015, and getting ready for the new year! I'll be sharing my creative plans and goals; and I'm hoping to hear about yours too!

Thanks again for visiting, and I will be back very soon!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Days 27 and 28 of NaNoJouMo: Catching Up...

Hi friends!  I have my pages done for days 27 and 28 of National Nonstop Journaling Month, and I'm excited to share them with you! Both are tip-ins to my Memory Keeping Planner Journal.

Awhile ago, I purchased the "Whimsical Watercolor Ultimate Collection," by Danielle Donaldson.  It includes her book "Creative Girl," and three DVD Watercolor Workshops.  So far I'm really getting a lot out of them!  My first page is a result of what I'm learning...

Day 27:
"Things On My Desk"

The second page is for the current challenge at the Documented Life Project. The challenge is as follows:

Art Challenge: Combine Stencils, Stamps & Masks
Journal Prompt:  "Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind."-Henry James

When I saw the "be kind" journal prompt, I immediately thought of the song "Uncle John's Band," by the Grateful Dead.  I love that song, and it brings back memories of singing it along with the crowd at many dead shows.  This prompted me to use the lyrics to the song as inspiration for my page.  I wrote out the lyrics in the background, and used one of the main lines as the title...

Day 28:
"Are You Kind"

Just for fun, here's a video for the song...

Thanks so much for visiting!  I hope to have the final two pages done for tomorrow's post - see you then!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Day 26 of NaNoJouMo - Five on Friday...

Hi friends!  I'm back with my 26th page for National Nonstop Journaling Month.  This one is also in my Fauxbonichi.

On Fridays, the Fauxbonichi Journalers Facebook Group has a challenge called "Five on Friday."  The intent of the challenge is to help you use up your stash.  They post five things for you to try to include on your page, without buying anything new.  I love this challenge, as it gives me a chance to try to put seemingly random things together on a page and have them make some sort of sense.  LOVE THAT.

This week the challenge was...
1) Add a picture/photo/sticker/embellishment that represents something that you are thankful for. (the photo is of Michael and his new niece Susannah. I'm thankful for the new little addition to our family, and for a husband with such a big, open heart).
2) Something from your stash that was a bargain/great deal. (the little girl in the bottom left corner, is cut from an education pamphlet that I got at an antique store.  I got a stack of the little pamphlets, each one unique and full of vintage illustrations, for only $2.00 - a treasure!)
3) Add something that is related to the history of your ancestors/country. (the United States Wildlife Preservation Stamp from 1971)
4) Use a stamp or a sticker that you love. (I finally got to use my "rock, paper, scissors" stamp from Sweet Stamp Shop!  I just love it, but it's so random I haven't had an opportunity to use it in a project yet)
5) Add some orange to your page. (orange tombow marker and orange striped washi tape)

Day 26:
Five on Friday, November 27, 2015

There are only two days left in the challenge, and I have four pages to create in order to catch up.  Can I do it?  I hope so.  I will definitely keep you posted, right here.

Thanks so much for visiting!  I appreciate you so much!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Day 25 of NaNoJouMo, and a Reminder about the Top 2000 Blog Party...

Hey there friends!  How's it going?  I finished one more page (not the three I was hoping for - ha - what was I thinking?).

Day 25:
Thankful Things in my Fauxbonichi
I spent a lovely day with family yesterday, and documented it in my fauxbonichi. The "Ten Things" list and the turkey drawing were both challenges for this week in the Fauxbonichi Journalers group.

I also want to mention that Marit's Top 2000 blog party is coming soon!  Click here to find out more about this super fun annual party, which celebrates the Top 2000 songs of all time, with a daily parade of artwork made by blog readers (that could be you!)

I'm going to sign off now, so I can get busy with some more pages!  I plan to be caught up by the last day of the challenge, which is only 3 days away - eek!

Thanks so much for visiting!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Day 24 of NaNoJouMo: Sometimes You just gotta take your time...

Hi friends!  Did you miss me yesterday?  I missed being able to post, but I was working on my weekly No Excuses/Memory Keeping Planner page, and it took a long time.  I could've hurried up and finished in time, but I was having so much fun, that I didn't want to do that.  So, now I'm behind, but I'm happy with my page!  Here it is...

Day 24:
Week 47 in my No Excuses Planner Journal...
I included lots of stuff on this week's spread!  The tangles are from the Fauxbonichi Journaler's Tangle Tuesday prompt; the word "procrastination," (on Tuesday's block - it's kinda hard to read cuz it looks like a decorative border) is from the Hand Lettering Tuesday prompt from the same group. I've got some stickers and die cuts from both The Planner Society and Cocoa Daisy kits; and some of the lettering I learned from Pinterest.  I loved playing with colors this week, and filling up all the little spaces with stuff. 

I am going to take Thursday to be with family as we celebrate Thanksgiving; so I will see you on Friday with three pages to share!

Thanks so much for visiting - I really appreciate the kind words of support you've been sharing in the comments!  Have a fabulous Thanksgiving (if you celebrate)!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Day 23 of 30: Free as a Bird...

Hello and good Monday to you all!  I hope your week is getting off to a good start!  Mine is starting early.  I laid down around 5pm yesterday for a little napinski, and didn't wake up till 2:00 this morning - eek!  So now I am up for the day and enjoying the quiet of the pre-dawn world.

Today's NaNoJouMo page is one I did in my Fauxbonichi/Bullet Journal.  I am combining them these days, and enjoying the process of adding all kinds of little bits and pieces to record my day. I used inktense pencils and watercolors for the blue jay drawing, and discovered that the graph paper in my Inkwell Press journal held up really well!  There's no bleed thru or show through to the next page - yeayyy!

Day 23:
Free as a Bird

Drawing a bird was a challenge for The Fauxbonichi Journalers Facebook Group.
Today's simple pleasure is a Decade Thirty Instagram prompt.
My drop cap H is based on this alphabet from pinterest.

Thanks so much for visiting today!!! I appreciate you!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Day 22 of 30: National Nonstop Journaling Month...

Hi friends!  I'm so excited to say that I have finished the last page of one of my art journals!  My page for Day 22 of NaNoJouMo is the inside back cover of my "Follow Your Own Beat" journal.  Here's how it turned out...

Day 22
Step Into My Shoes
Cutting and pasting random bits of colorful paper is one of the most calming activities I know of.  Would you agree?  These are just bits out of my scrapbox.  I added a few words cut from magazines, cuz they spoke to me in light of the current situation on this planet. The joyful jumping boys just made me feel happy.

I am planning to do a flipthru of this journal after the challenge is over and I have a little more time.

Thanks for visiting!  I wish you a heavenly Sunday!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Day 21 of NaNoJouMo - Finding Strength...

Hi friends!  For today's journal page, I completed my take on Donna Downey's Life Book lesson called "Finding Strength." It ended up not looking much like the class project, but it definitely was inspired by it, incorporates some of the techniques, and represents finding strength to me!

Day 21:
Finding Strength

For more info on the Life Book workshop, click here.
For more info on NaNoJouMo, click here.

Thank you so much for visiting!  I wish you a superb Saturday!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Day 20 of NaNoJouMo - Bloom...

Hi Friends!  Today's page is another intuitive painting that started with left over paint swiped on the page, and evolved a little bit at a time from there.  The finishing touch was the bits of white paint marker on the flower, and the book page cutout...

Day 20:

For more info on the NaNoJouMo, click here.

Thanks so much for visiting!  I will see you again tomorrow!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Days 18 and 19 of NaNoJouMo - Catching Up...

Hi friends!  It's a catch-up day today; I've got days 18 and 19 of the NaNoJouMo challenge to share with you!  Both are intuitive paintings, inspired by Lifebook 2015 Lessons...

Day 17:
Stripes and Flowers
(inspired by Flora Bowley's Lifebook lesson on intuitive painting)
Flora's lesson was all about playing with layer after layer of randomness, until an idea or image presents itself.  This is another one I started a long time ago, and finally finished.  Love the process and plan to use it more and more in the future!

Day 18:
 Listening to my Inner Child
(inspired by Chris Zydel's Intuitive Painting lesson in Lifebook 2015)
This is the first of a three-step process in Chris' lesson.  It requires you put a five minute time limit on yourself and paint like you are three years old.  I started with crayon scribbles (which you can still see peeking out in the middle of the painting); and added lots and lots of drips.  It's a fun process, and  great way to get a journal page done quick!

For more info on NaNoJouMo, click here.
For more info on Lifebook 2015, click here.

Thank you so so much for visiting!  I hope you have a fabulous Thursday!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Day 17 of National Nonstop Journaling Month - This week's Planner Page...

Hi friends!  Sorry I'm a bit late with posting today's page.  I always do my memory keeping planner page on Sunday nights, and this week it was a little more time-consuming than usual.  Not sure why - some weeks just take more time than others I guess. 

Day 17:
This Week in my Memory-keeping Planner...
 This week's pages are full of emotion - both happy and sad...
I added in two flaps to show my new art supplies that arrived this week; mostly stuff for upcoming workshops.

I want to give a special shout-out to Carolyn Forinash Kirstine and Angel of Hope Animal Rescue for helping us out this week.  We had a sweet little stray kitten show up at our door last week. We don't know where he came from, and despite exhaustive efforts, we couldn't find his owners. Carolyn and AOH were kind enough to offer him shelter and help him find a forever home.  With Carolyn's blessing, I am sharing her Facebook post about the little guy here (isn't he adorable?!)... Thank you so much Carolyn and Angel of Hope!

Here's the whole spread with the flaps open.  At the bottom of the right page is a buddhist prayer that felt right for all the emotion of this week...

For more info about National Nonstop Journaling Month (NaNoJouMo), click here.
For more info about Angel of Hope Animal Rescue, click here.

Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Day 16 of NaNoJouMo: Fauxbonichi...

Hi friends!  It's day 16 of NaNoJouMo, and my page for today comes from my Bullet/Fauxbonichi Journal. I've included the elements from the Fauxbonichi Journalers "Five on Friday" prompt, which include:

1. The fifth sheet down in a paper stack
2. Something calendar related
3. An image of someone special
4. An arrow or two
5. A clock

Day 16:
"We All Grieve In Our Own Way"
The bird on the flower is hand-drawn and colored with Tombow Markers. He is inspired by a photo I saw on pinterest.  The two little kitties are stamps from the Cocoa Daisy December planner kit.  I colored them to represent Willie and Johnny.  :)  The alarm clock is a stamp from the Sweet Stamp Shop.

I wish you a beautiful Monday!  Thanks so much for visiting!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Day 15 of NaNoJouMo: Nite Magic...

Hi again friends!  I love meeting like this every day!  I hope you are enjoying it too!

It's day 15 of National Nonstop Journaling Month - we're halfway there!  Woo hoo!!!  Today's page is one of those that I had barely started, and then gave up on cuz I wasn't happy with how it was going.  I wish now that I would have taken a picture for you to see where it was when I gave up.  Drat.  I will remember next time.  Anyhoo, last night I tried again, and - on a new day, with a fresh perspective everything felt different, and I had alot of fun with it. 

Day 15:
"Nite Magic"
"At nite, when the world has slunk back into it's cavern and left dreamers to their own, there come inspirations and capabilities impossible at any less magical hour."  ~H.P. Lovecraft

It's no secret that I believe in the magic of night time.  I am at my happiest and most productive when I stay up all night and sleep during the day.  This however, makes it difficult to live in the real world of dentist appointments and lunches with friends.  So I go back and forth, trying to find the balance which continually eludes me.  Do any of you resonate with this?

For more info on NaNoJouMo, click here.

Thank you so much for visiting!  I appreciate you!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Day 14 of NaNoJouMo: Funky Mandala

Hi friends!  For day 14 of the challenge, I decided to finish a page I started a long time ago.  Can you tell what I did here?

Day 14:
Funky Mandala

Thanks for visiting!  Have a super Saturday!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Day 13: Finding My Groove...

Hi friends!  It's day 13 of NaNoJouMo, and I'm noticing something.  I definitely have a rhythm to my creating.  I seem to go back and forth - one complicated, time consuming art journal page, followed by a quick one, then back to a more complex one.  This is a good thing for me to realize, because after this challenge is over; I know that I can keep the groove going by following this pattern.  In the past, I've started to feel drained when trying to do a page every day; and I realize now it's because I kept trying to do time-consuming pages, one after another.  I guess my brain just needs a break in between.  Do you find this to be true in your creative practice?

So, on to the page for Day 13. This page was created with the black paint that was leftover on my palette from yesterday's page.  I had a song in my head at the time, so I grabbed a page in my journal that already had a background, and wrote the lyrics on the page.  I've been thinking it would be fun to do a canvas like this, so it was good practice.  Here's how it turned out...

Day 13:
All I Ever Need is You
The lyrics aren't meant to be legible, and it's a good thing cuz they are wrong!  HA.  It's the song how I remembered it, now how it actually is; but that doesn't really matter, does it?  I don't think so.

Just for fun, here's the song. Do you remember this one?

For more info on NaNoJouMo, click here.

Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a Fabulous Friday!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Day 12 of NaNoJouMo: Jessica's New Workshop!

Hi friends!  I'm so excited to share my page with you today!  My friend Jessica Sporn has just launched her first two online workshops, and she was kind enough to ask me to review one for her.  I know Jessica's talent and I love everything that woman makes! Of course I said yes, and I couldn't wait to get started!

The workshop I chose to take was her Village Shadowbox Tutorial.  Since I am doing the Nonstop Journaling challenge, I turned it into an Art Journal page, rather than a shadowbox. Oh, what fun I had creating my little village!!!  Here's how it turned out...

Day 12:
"My Little Village"
I can honestly say this is one of my favorite journal pages in a long time!  The best part was playing around with the houses.  She gives you the general guidelines, but then you can go to town creating your own whimsical designs.  It's a blast, and it helped me learn to not be so literal about what a house should look like.  The whimsy is in the details! Jessica teaches lots of easy techniques within this one class, that you could use in lots of other projects. I could totally see making this into the intended shadowbox or even a canvas, and giving it to a loved one for the holidays. It would be such a fun gift!

Both of Jessica's classes are on special for $9.99 until November 23rd.  After that they will be $24.99. Click here for more info.

Thanks so much for visiting!  I really appreciate you!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Day 11: Fauxbonichi/Bullet Journal...

Hi friends!  It's day 11 of the National Nonstop Journaling Month (NaNoJouMo) challenge!  Today's page is in my Inkwell Press Journal, which I'm using as a combo bullet journal (task list) and fauxbonichi (daily writing and drawing).

I combined a bunch of stuff on this page, so it took me awhile.  Two prompts from the Fauxbonichi Journalers group (Tangle Tuesday and Hand-lettering Graffiti Style); and the Decade Thirty Question (What do you want to remember from today)

Day 11:

For more info on NaNoJouMo, click here.
For more info on the fabulous Inkwell Press Journals, click here. (They are out of stock now, but will be restocked after Jan 1st.)
For more info on the Decade 30 prompts, click here.
For more info on the Fauxbonichi Journalers Facebook group, click here.

Thanks so much for visiting! I will see you again tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Day 10 of NaNoJouMo: When You Don't Have Much Time...

Hi again friends!  Today's page is another example of what to do when you only have a few minutes to spare, (which was my situation today).

I hate to waste paint; so when I am working on a project, and there ends up being leftover paint on my palette, I swipe it into a number of journals that I have, that are set aside specifically for that purpose.  Eventually, after I do enough paint slapping, it starts to look like something, and then I go in and finish the page.  It's fun and low pressure.

This is one of the journals I use for this purpose.  It's actually a book that I purchased when I was on a getaway with my girlfriends to Door County, Wisconsin.  We visited a super-inspiring indoor/outdoor art gallery, and they had this recipe book for sale:

I wasn't too interested in the recipes, but I loved the title, and the fact that there were beautiful pictures inside of the artwork in the gallery. So I brought it home; and now I'm using it as an art journal.

Anyhoo, I had this page almost finished, so today I just added the quote and a little doodling and I'm calling it done!  Here's how it turned out...

Day 10
"Walking Each Other Home"

If you don't have a "leftover paint swiping" journal, I encourage you to try it!  It's lots of fun, and it makes for some quick and easy journaling when you are short on time!

For more info on the NaNoJouMo challenge, click here.

Thanks so much for visiting!  I appreciate you!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Day 9 of NaNoJouMo: Weekly No Excuses Journal Update...

Hi friends!  For day 9 of the challenge, I completed the weekly layout in my No Excuses Planner Journal. These layouts take a long time, but they are loads of fun...

Day 9:
No Excuses Journal for November 2 - 8, 2015

I attached a Hello Kitty pocket as a tip-in, to hold some notes I took during the week...

For more info on NaNoJouMo, click here.
For more info on No Excuses Art Journaling, click here.

Thanks so very much for visiting! I wish you a wonderful week!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Day 8 of NaNoJouMo: Gluebook Party...

Hi friends!  Last night was the monthly gluebook party on instagram - have you heard of it?  It's hosted by Christine Hiester (@barebranchblooming) and its lots of fun! It goes from 7 - 9pm Central time and there are prompts and prizes!  Anyhoo, I finished three of the four prompts, so I'm counting the series as my journal page for today.

Day 8:
Gluebook Party Series:
(prompt one - "orange and gray"

(prompt two - "trees and leaves")

(prompt three - "home")

For more info on the NaNoJouMo challenge, click here.
For more info on the monthly gluebook party, click here.

Thanks so much for visiting!  I hope you Sunday is sunny!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Day 7 of NaNoJouMo: The Only Way Out...

Hi again friends!  We are already one week into NaNoJouMo, can you believe it?  If you are participating, how is it going for you?

I'm still having fun, and I must say it feels really good to be back journaling every day.  For today's page, I am working on a lesson by Tangie Baxter for the Radiant II - Art Journaling Workshop.  Tangie's lesson deals with making cutouts in your page.  For some reason, it's been a challenge wrapping my head around this one.  Challenges are good though, right?  They keep your brain growing!  Anyhoo, Tangie created a set of three pages that all go together to tell one story as you turn the pages.  As totally awesome as that was, I couldn't come up with a three-part story that I wanted to tell in this way, so I changed it up.  I am doing three totally separate pages, that are tied together only in the fact that they each have cut outs.  The third one is already done (I won't reveal which one that is yet, although you have already seen it on this blog).  For today's page, I tackled the first one.  Here it is...

DAY 7:
"The Only Way Out..."

You can see the holes a little better from this angle...

It was a super-interesting lesson, which I am sure I will use in different ways in the future.

For more info on NaNoJouMo, click here.
For more info on the Radiant II - Art Journaling workshop, click here.

Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a super duper Saturday!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Day 6 of NaNoJouMo: Sometimes I Pretend...

Hi friends! For day 6 of the challenge, I chose to do another lesson from the Radiant II - Art Journaling Workshop.  This was a lesson by Nolwenn Petitbois, and it was TONS of fun!!!

DAY 6:
"Sometimes I Pretend..."
Mixed Media
Sometimes I feel this way - do you?
 (quote from pinterest - don't know who originally said it.)

It all started with the raven, who showed up, fully formed - including one white and one gold eye, while I was making the background. I added some outlining and the magenta glaze on his belly for effect...

I created the words with a white, poster paint sharpie marker.  I wanted them to really pop, but they kept soaking up the blue spray ink that was underneath.  So I went over each word with matte medium, and let it dry, which sealed the color in.  Then I was able to go back over the words with my paint pen, and they stayed much whiter.  You can see the difference here.  The "etimes" was done after the matte medium was applied.  Just thought I'd share, in case you could use this tip.  :)

Thanks so much for visiting!  I will see you tomorrow!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Day 5 of NaNoJouMo: Fauxbonichi Journaling...

Hi friends!  It's time for day 5 of the NaNoJouMo Challenge!  For day five, I created a page in my Fauxbonichi Journal.

You may already know this, but just in case you don't - A Fauxbonichi is based on the Japanese art of Hobonichi Journaling.  A Hobonichi is a specific journal you can buy, that has a page-a-day, grid format. It is used in all kinds of ways - here's a link to a  promo video. The first time I saw that video I was like WOAH - I'm in LOVE!  But I didn't get around to getting one of the journals or trying it, until I found the Fauxbonichi Journalers group on Facebook.  This group is so much fun!  They have a new challenge for most days of the week, which makes it fun and easy to fill up your pages, plus they are a super nice and supportive group of people! 

For my "faux-bonichi," I am using a Leuchtturm 1917 A5 notebook, and writing/stamping the header each day. For this particular page, I combined their "Tuesday Tangle," and "hand-lettering" challenges, along with my journaling for the day.

Day 5:
"Much Ado About A Notebook"
Pitt Pen, Tombow Marker and watercolor.

For the hand-lettering challenge, I referenced this video on youtube...

For more info on the Fauxbonichi Journalers Group, click here.
For more info on the NaNoJouMo challenge, click here.

Thanks so much for visiting!  I appreciate you!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Day 4 of NaNoJouMo: It's About The Process...

Hi friends!  I'm still having fun journaling every day this month!  How about you?  If you are doing the challenge, are you having a good time?

For Day 4, I decided to take on Chelle Stein's Bonus Lesson in the Radiant II - Art Journaling Workshop.  For this lesson, the focus was on following her creative process.  Chelle's process is a lot of fun, and very similar to a process I sometimes use. 

Here's how the page looked after about 15 - 20 minutes...

and here it is, all finished...
DAY 4: 
"Wild and Free" 
(acrylic paint, misc ephemera and magazine images, paint markers)

For more info on NaNoJouMo, click here.
For more info on the Radiant II - Art Journaling Workshop, click here.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Day 3 of NaNoJouMo: Memory Keeping Planner...

Hi friends!  Today's page was a more time-consuming one.  It is this week's page in my memory-keeping planner.  These take a full evening, but they are lots of fun - like putting together a puzzle.  I am currently using an Erin Condren Life Planner, but I am not happy with the paper quality, so I will be changing to an Inkwell Press Planner for next year.

Anyhoo, here's today's page. It incorporates elements of the No Excuses Journaling System, and this week, I included some prompts from the Fauxbonichi Journaler's Facebook Group too. 

DAY 3:
Last week in my Planner

For more info on National Nonstop Journaling Month (NaNoJouMo), click here.
For more info on Erin Condren planners, click here.
For more info on Inkwell Press Planners, click here. 
For more info on No Excuses Journaling, click here.
For more info on the Fauxbonichi Journalers Facebook Group, click here.

Thanks for visiting and I will see you tomorrow!  Have an awesome Tuesday, my friends!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Nonstop Journaling Month - Day Two... A Quick Page

Hi friends!  My journal page is done for day two.  This one is not for a workshop.  It's a quick one in my tiny journal.  I had started this one awhile ago, and just finished tonight. 

Watercolor, acrylic and ink 
4" x 5"

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

It's National Nonstop Journaling Month - Wahoooo!!!

Hi friends! I recently found out that November is National Nonstop Journaling Month (also known as NaNoJouMo).  How fun is that?!!!

Dawn Devries Sokol hosts this annual challenge on her blog.  She explains more about it here; but basically it's about working in your art journal each day in November.

I think this is just the kick in the pants I need to get going again!

The official challenge is pretty open, but I am setting a few guidelines for myself.  Here they are:

1. I will finish a page each day.  If I have hours to put into it, great.  If I have only a few minutes, I can still finish a page.  I will just make it simpler.  

2. I am using this opportunity to catch up on the bazillion unfinished lessons from various workshops I am taking (or have taken).  That will be my focus, but it's not a rule.  

3. Any kind of journal page counts.  Painting, mixed media, collage, drawing, doodles, sketches and anything else that can fit on a page.

I will post each page here and in my instagram feed.

Let the Festivities Begin!

MAKE ART EVERYDAY (in honor of NaNoJouMo)
This is lesson three from the Book of Days Facing Forward Workshop.

Click here to find out more about the NaNoJouMo challenge.

Thanks so much for visiting!  I appreciate you!