Art Journaling at the Speed of Life

Art Journaling at the Speed of Life

I just wanted to share some art journaling goodness with you all:-) I was thrilled to get my contributor copy of Art Journaling magazine and find me work on the cove! It totally caught me by surprise. As most of you know, I love art journaling and it’s my go to vehicle to teach workshops. They are such a valuable tool for any artist.





Cover Art September 2017

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Here’s the full page spread. I love this color palette of Nightfall, Celedon, and Rain from my line of paints with Derivan Matisse. The stencils used here are my designs with Stencil Girl Products.

I hope you are finding time to explore your own journals~

Crafting a Holiday

Happy New Year to you all!

We had a houseful this year with all of our kids and grandkids home for the holidays. It was awesome and I’m beat lol! I spent a lot of time cooking, crafting and decorating so I thought I’d share a few pics with you. I just love homemade anything during the holidays!

learned to knit cables this winter

made a cute Santa hat from a CRAFTSY pattern

practicing cables with these ‘Winding Way Mitts’

love this eco dyed alpaca

My father in law likes to wear a knitted hat to bed so I made him this ‘Scrooge/Cratchit Night Cap’

I knitted some BIG stockings for the fireplace (the pattern is from CRAFTSY)

I got to try out my new KitchenAid ravioli maker

I knitted a ton of fingerless gloves lol

love this yarn called North Pole Hot House from

New sock book, I love the patterns. I want to knit them all!

knitted this cute little sweater for my niece

made several kinds of candy

and now it’s time to put it all away, after a cup or two of coffee…

Creative Jumpstart 2017 Now Open for Registration!

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be participating as an artist in Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2017, run for the 6th time by Nathalie Kalbach. If you’re not familiar with CJS, it’s a one-of-a-kind online event to kick your creativity into high gear in January 2017.

Learn techniques, discover new materials, and connect with other artists and crafters.

Throughout January participants get access to 27 downloadable videos from 27 featured artists. I’m proud to be one of those artists, called “JumpStarters.” See for yourself:

Announcing Creative JumpStart 2017 – CJS17 from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

Head on over to Nathalie’s site to sign up and for more details:
n*Studio CJS2016 – Let’s Jump!

You get 27 videos for just $40 (USD) if you sign up before November 30th, (11:59 pm (EST), 2016. Afterwards it will be 45USD until December 31st, 2016 before it goes to its normal sale price of 50USD.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up here at