Facing Circles

Hi Everyone,

Cannot believe summer is flying by like it is! So much going on and trying to enjoy the hot but lovely weather as well!

I have a new post on how I did this journal page on The Sketchbook Challenge blog today, hope you’ll stop by and take a peak. This months theme is circles.

Tomorrow is the official release of my new line of Art Stamps, Poetic Portraits (available through Stampington & Co) and those of you who’ve pre-ordered them will be getting them soon!

I’m also getting ready to head to Phoenix at the end of the month, yep that’s right Phoenix in the summer! But it’s cool where I’m going, Art Unraveled to have fun with my art friends and teach a couple of classes!

We’ll be Puzzling Portraits, creating self-portrait journal pages on puzzle boards using some awesome Faber Castell Mixed Media Sampler kits that they’ve graciously provided for the whole class!

And I’ll share with you my tips for carving your own lino cuts in A Cut Above using Speedball cutting tools that Speedball has provided for the class kits. Lots of goodies and lots of fun! All in the lovely air-conditioned hotel!

Hope you’re enjoying summer and finding plenty of time to create as well~

Packing Tape-Transfer

We are moving! To Dallas! And every time I tape up a box my mind wonders to the many uses for packing tape that don’t have a thing to do with moving-lol! This ‘packing tape transfer’, is not nearly as fun as the crafty kind. We are excited though to transfer our family to a place where my DH (darling hubby) won’t have to fly a day-long commute to work. After 12 years of that kind of living arrangement we are happily walking into phase two of ‘See Nate Commute’, a 25 minute drive to the airport!

LOST AND NOT FOUND

During our last trip, on the flight from Springfield to Chicago, I left my Art Journal on the plane.

It was full of lino cut images that I was turning into journal pages. I had it about 3/4 full of almost done pages like these, just waiting for the finishing journaling and doodling.

So if any of you see some of these faces ‘out there’ let me know! I’d so love to find this journal again.

The one nice thing is that because these pages all started with my lino cuts, I can use the same images to begin new pages. I still have all my hand carved stamps and will begin again. Just like our move, where we will begin a new chapter in our lives.  One we hope will bring us more family time with Nate home more often, less stress with him trying to commute a long distance to work, and with new opportunities for growth. It feels good to move somewhere where we already know some people and already have offers of help unloading on the other end of the move.

So you may not hear much from me in the next couple of weeks and now you know why:-)

Journey on…