It's CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Season! May 18th our produce deliveries are going to be starting. Interested in joining a CSA and receiving weekly fresh organic produce? Check out Local Harvest's website to find a local farm in your area. Below are a few Journal sketches I did last season.
An Art Retreat on Bainbridge Island with two of my favorite Artists? What could be better?
Being a supportive husband he said "Book it!". I immediately messaged Serena and found there was still room! Since taking my Utah art trip, I dreamed of going on an art retreat that lasted more than a day. This was simply providential. The perfect teachers and the perfect location. We have family in Washington state and were in desperate need of another road trip.
I didn't document the retreat like I should have, because I was so involved in all the artsy fun. But I did manage to take a few photos along the way.
This was the trip of a lifetime! Christy and Junelle were delightful teachers and Serena spoiled us rotten. I even met a few friends along the way. If you ever have the chance to go on one of Serena's retreats, take it! You wont be sorry.
Come take a peek inside my Art Journal......
This little Nature Art Journal makes me so giddy. It's just a "little fellow" made from a 5X7 vintage book that nobody wanted. Poor little guy. He is now very wanted and much loved. I usually gesso my books as I create, but because this is going to be my little travel book, I pre-gessoed all the pages. Now every page is a blank canvas ready for my art.
When I don't have room to carry my travel journal with me, I make sure to at least carry a couple pieces of gessoed book paper in my bag. It takes up little room in my purse so I can watercolor on-the-go and paste it in my travel journal when I get home. It also takes the pressure off of perfection because if I don't like it then it doesn't go into my book.
It's so fun to have an art journal with a theme. What I love about a nature theme is that it can carry over into every season. What will your next art journal theme be?
Do you want a sneak peak? click here!
Today is day one and I have been hiding out in my art room all day painting and watching class videos. This is a three-week class full of so many wonderful holiday projects. The inspiration in this class is just overflowing. Come join me!
When I found out Junelle Jacobsen was going to be featured in Somerset Workshop magazine, I knew I had to get my copy as swiftly as possible. To my delight, 39 pages were dedicated to Junelle. She showed how to create 5 unique mixed media projects along with more inspiring photos of her art work. I rarely spend money on magazines, but this magazine was chalked full of so much crafting inspiration, I couldn't help myself. It was Love at first sight.
I had the privilege of connecting with fellow artists back in August, and I was in need of some protection for my brushes while they traveled. After searching the web for the perfect solution, I found the sisters from "The DIY Dish". They don't make videos anymore, but in their archives was the perfect solution for my brushes: the crayon roll.
The way Kim and Kris designed this crayon roll was super easy which made it the perfect candidate to customize it to the size I needed. The instructions were really simple and fast. It only took me a couple hours to complete the day before my trip.
I am thrilled with how this brush roll turned out and it even fit in my art bag! The flower fabric used is from Joel Dewberry's Aviary 2 collection in Bloom (granite). The fun egg dots fabric I found in my stash seems to be discontinued. The yellow ribbon was 3/8th stitched satin ribbon in the color Summer Starfruit by Stampin Up.
Check out the DIY Dish's youtube channel. They have many more fun projects to share.