Spring is Here, It is!

It really is! I saw little lavender blooms on my creeping phlox, my clemantis has new shoots, and it’s my oldest sons birthday tomorrow. These things all tell me that spring is here.
My excitement runs high today as I bake a yummy chocolate cake in honor of his special day, because my boy is coming home to celebrate and bringing my new daughter in law! So mom has been cleaning, cooking, and wrapping presents. Last year he signed up to join the army on his birthday, and I really did not dare to hope that he would be home to celebrate it this year, so this is a true blessing. Enjoy the sun, while I enjoy my son:-)
This page was done in my moleskine with my new BIG Pitt Brush Pens. They are fabulous!!! And absolutely do not bleed through, amazing.

My New Baby Moleskine

I went and got a little 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, baby Moleskine journal. It’s so cute! I wanted something small to carry around in my purse that would be mainly for writing and sketching.
I really love having different sizes to work in, and also different papers. I still love the Watercolor Field Notebooks for good old messy, painty journaling, but love the smooth, heavy sketch paper in the Moleskines.
I think it’s important to vary the size of page you work on. It helps to stretch that creative muscle, which is what journaling is all about.
I was so loving the warm sunshine today. I even got to play in the dirt a little bit! My phlox already have some blooms, so I know Spring is truly on it’s way.
This week I am finishing up the videos for the Shades of Grey Workshop. I hope to see many of you joining me on this new adventure! I just ordered the BIG Pitt Artist Brush Pens, in the warm greys, can’t wait till they get here!

Taking it Easy

Today I am taking a breather! I have been frantically consumed with the business side of art, just getting one thing taken care of and another pops up. So I am limiting my computer time, taking a break from writing, and as the kids have only a 1/2 day at school, I am going to relax with them, do some journaling in front of the fire tonight, with my feet up! I hope you all take a little moment for yourself today, a rest from the fast pace of life.