Tuesday, September 06, 2011

To the Letter - Practice makes Perfect

I am currently working on the different lettering exercises that are a part of Hope's e-course (Paper Relics) - 'To the Letter'.

It is really all about trying to find your own style within her personal font and becoming very comfortable with your own creative skills to experiment with the different ways to create unique lettering in our own journals.

My handwriting in 'real life' really is not that great, I feel anyway. However, I am trying to embrace it: So a practicing I will go.......

I doodled this at work on a scrap sheet of paper - I did not not have a practice journal handy, so I used what was on hand.

Well, of to work on some more exercises - As they say, practice makes perfect!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My New Focus - An Art Journaling Blog

I have been pondering quite a lot on what I would like for this blog to be. I have been doing a TON of journaling projects lately, one of which is through Kelly Watts's page. It is for a tentative book publishing project. I also just signed up for a lettering e-course via Paper Relics (Hope). Her courses all look so good, it is REALLY difficult to only pick one to do for right now. My goal is to complete every one of them (if possible). Her journal work and her other art works are really fun and shabby chic like in 'flavor'.

I have gone back and forth doing a lot of craft things that I have been really interested in through the years - Scrapbooking, cross stitch, collage, journaling, etc. I am now very content with my choice of journaling. It really comes naturally to me as I scribble in my note books and also do work in my actual art journals. I also want to expand on sharing the various journals that I have shared in the past in previous posts.

**If any of you out there would like to join me in taking the lettering class at Paper Relics, go here to sign up. It is only $15 and will start on September 1st (the price will then be $18, so sign up early)**

Friday, July 22, 2011

Back to Pink!

Hi all, It has been a LONG hiatus from Pink Saturday! Lots has gone on the past couple of years (through my husband's LONG unemployment and a BIG move) and I have "slacked" on many things it seems. Anyway, I am back to share some pink stuff with you all.

For this week, I am working on some more comfort art dolls for Dorcas Project. If some of you are not familiar of it, it is an organization that works with women and their families in an Oklahoma regional area that are dealing with breast cancer. Also, this weekend is also my niece AJ's 4th birthday party. We are celebrating here with cupcakes and all :-)

Have a Happy Pink Saturday all - *remember to visit other pretty pink pages*

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Everyday Creative Clutter - FOCUS!

Hi again my fellow bloggers! Time and clutter can still take a toll on everyday things and thinking. I need to get back into the blogging groove. I dislike it lots when life gets in the way and creative things like this go by the wayside.

How do you keep from getting sidetracked with your creative endeavors?

FOCUS is a hard word to make a practice of ;-)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Gentle Art of....Some Pink Inspiration

Hope that everyone is having a great Pink Saturday!

One book that I have been reading recently is 'The Gentle Art of Domesticity' by Jane Brocket.
It focuses on the "gentler" side of caring for the home (mostly about knitting, embroidery/stitching, wine/chocolate, simple yummys, home comforts and creative travel). It is a wonderful , illustrated guide with a vintage twist. It is also not intended to be an instruction "manual". It rather serves as an inspiration gold mine.

With our upcoming New York trip in the near horizon (this time we are house sitting for friends of ours), I was inspired to create something to take with me to keep me busy or whatnot. I noticed the author created a Travel Survival kit out of (she even focused on a trip to New York).

So here are my pink versions of my New York Survival kit - I needed to create two of them because I actually had two similar tins and I also decided to make one with 'general' items in it and then one with just a small stitching things. I still need to find a mini version of a Manhattan Subway map.

I plan to stitch a mini stitching item while on the road.

Stay tuned for Pink New York on another Pink Saturday (it will be an addition to the last Pink New York post that I did at one time). On this trip, we are planning on stopping to Coney Island and other neighboring places to the city....like part of Long Island, Boston and Atlantic City...I can't wait.

To visit more pink sites, head on over to Beverly's place at 'How Sweet the Sound' (just make sure to head on over to the far right link for this Saturday).

Enjoy your weekend and be pink :)