Sunday, March 29, 2015

ATC Play Day at THRIVE

We all had a great day at THRIVE yesterday making Artist Trading Cards. An incredible mess was made and oodles of fabulous ATCs were created!  Some of which are pictured below.

We had a group of about 20 very creative individuals that all had a great time.

The next event I will be facilitating at THRIVE will be the new fun size version of "Over the Edge", which is coming up VERY quickly. It will be on April 11th ... a mere 2 weeks away. Please contact me for registration info at -

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Workshops at "Charmed I'm Sure" in P.A.

I'll be in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania at the "Charmed I'm Sure" Studio of Jean Van Brederode on April, 17, 18 and 19, 2015!

Here are a few photos of the Mandala Journal being offered on Friday the 17th.   Thought I'd mention(as so many people have told me that from the photos they thought the journal pages were coaster size), I'd like to let you know that the pages are 8" in diameter. However, I do also like the idea of making a smaller one ... workshop for the future perhaps.

We still have room in Saturday and Sunday's workshop ... "Over the Edge" and "Urban Ransom". Do consider joining us for one or all classes!  We'd love to see you there!

You can see more photos of these journals on my website.

Friday, March 13, 2015

FREE ATC Play Day!

Free ATC Play Day at THRIVE

Saturday, March 28th 2015 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
THRIVE - 7633 Highland Road, Waterford, Michigan

Come join us for a FREE Play Day at THRIVE making Artist trading cards!  These are 2 1/2" X 3 1/2" mini works of art that you make for trading, giving away or keeping (they are never sold). Come join us for an hour or the full day.  Please pre-register with Ingrid through her blog, Facebook or email, just so we know how many seats to have available.  Light instruction and materials will be provided, but feel free to bring (and perhaps share) magazines &/or collage materials. If you plan on staying the day consider bringing a sack lunch.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Mandala Journal

I had the luxury of having a bit of extra time and I spent it working in my Mandala Journal.  I love working in this journal because of the format. Sometimes it can be a challenge, but it is a very pleasant shape and size (8") to work with. 

This is one of the workshops I will be teaching at Art and Soul in Portland next week. There are only a few extra available seats in the class, so grab one while you can!

You can see more photos of this journal on my website here.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Free Play Day at THRIVE! March 28th, 2015

Seriously ... Who doesn't LOVE Artist Trading Cards?
Those little 2 1/2" X 3 1/2" mini works of art for trading or keeping (never sold).

We'll be having a FREE play day at THRIVE in Waterford, Michigan making ATCs! Stay for an hour ... stay for the day. I'll be there from 10 am to 5 pm, providing light instruction and all the materials you'll need.  But, feel free to bring your own magazines to cut up or any other materials you'd like to include or share.

I'll bring lots of samples of ATCs to show ... I'll even bring some journals for you to look through.

All I ask is that you register so we know how many seats to have available.  You can do so by emailing me, leaving a comment below or you can leave me a message on FaceBook.  Hope you'll join us!

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Itching to make a new Junk Journal

I'm still adding photos to my newly revamped website.  I'm beginning to think it will never be finished.  I'm just about to the point of saying "It's good enough ... I'm done".  However, there are still several things I feel I have to take care of before I can call it done.

I added a few more photos of this Junk Journal I made in Portland, Oregon a few years back while teaching at "Art and Soul".  It was a great time .... and I am going back in a few short weeks again!  I'll be teaching some of my favorite workshops.

There is still time to register here.  Do consider joining us for a fabulous time!

To see more of this journal, go to my website here. Working with these photos and seeing the journal again makes me want to make another File Folder Journal / Junk Journal. They are so much fun ...and such a great way of using up all those paper treasures you don't have the heart to throw away.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Published in "Art Journal Kickstarter"!

I am honored to have my work published in this new book "Art Journal Kickstarter". Do check it out as it has some very amazing work in it.  This is by far one of the best books on Journaling!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Published in "Cloth, Paper, Scissors" Magazine!

Awhile back Interweave ask me to write an article for "Cloth, Paper, Scissors" magazine on accordion Graffiti Journals ... specifically "The Wall".  I was happy to do so and have included a few photos here. This is the current Jan./Feb. 2015 issue.

The timing is quite good as well.  Are you aware you can take a workshop in Portland, Oregon March 4th, 2015, through Art and Soul and make your very own version or one as pictured below?  Registrations are being taken now.

This is the only time this workshop is scheduled for 2015, so don't miss out! Below are a few other Graffiti Journals that are in the article and more photos on my website  can be seen here.

Monday, January 26, 2015

A Rather Quirky Journal

I am still far from done with my website, but when I went looking for a certain journal to photograph I ran into this odd little gem.

I really can't recall when I made it, but I know it was one of the first journals I ever made.  I estimate from about 2006.

I have uploaded many photos of it on my website
for your viewing enjoyment right here.

For whatever reason, I never finished it.  if I weren't up to my ears with an incomplete website, I would love to take the time to work on it.

Closed this little booklet is 5" X 9".

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Pocket Journals

I have been working very hard on my website.  It's an incredible amount of work. Not only were there structural problems I didn't know how to deal with, but it was also years out of date.  Many of the links were broken and I had real problems with shifting pages.

Admittedly, in the past I became so frustrated that I just gave up on it.  Recently I decided that this website was not going to get the best of me and I have tackled it head on.  After days and days of hard work, It's still far from done, but I am making great progress. 

Lots of the old problems have been resolved and I have been rebuilding it from the ground up.  It probably doesn't look that way, as I have tried to maintain the overall look and feel of the original site. I liked the look when I began and I still do, so I see no need to change it.

In the meantime I have also been taking and uploading oodles of scans and photos of work I just never got around to.  That part has been kind of fun ... journals I have long since forgotten about are being pulled out again.  Much of the work looks naive compared to my work now, but it still has it's charm.

The photos shown here are from My Pocket Journal and a Pocket Tunnel Journal (which was never completed).

They were made in February of 2010 ... hard to believe I made them 5 years ago!

The rest of these little journals ...  at least little for me... can be seen on my website here.  The size of each is 4 1/2" X 5 1/2".

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