Feeling a little sad today

Someone took an art journal that I had been working in since 2010..  I kept hoping it would turn up or be returned, but it has not been.  I even emailed all the store customers to see if they knew anything. The person who took it is probably not even on my email list.

I wish I had taken the time to photograph all the pages I had done.  I probably have a dozen images but that is it.  The funny thing about this particular journal is that I could look at an entry and know exactly the products and techniques I had used.

So today I was thinking about the loss of the journal and it made me sad.  Two days from now it will be a new year and I will work in other journals but today I just feel the loss.

These are some of the pages I did photograph










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Believe in Your Dreams

Art Journal Believe in your Dreams

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I found my word

Do you do the Ali Edwards “One Little Word” for the new year?

In a nutshell “In 2006 I began a tradition of choosing one word for myself each January—a word to focus on, to live with, to investigate, to write about, to craft with, and to reflect upon as I go about your daily life.”  You can find out more here:  Ali Edwards

I have done this for a few years but struggled with focusing on my word.  I did not do it the last two years.  This year I feel an inner pull, a shift within and I picked my word  “Soar”

I started my Art Journal with this word. (This art journal is part of the #essartchronicles series we just started at the store)

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I will add my journaling on January 1st


P.S. if you want to find out more about The Art Chronicle Class you can click here and search for our next monthly class.

A new class

We started a new class this past weekend called the Art Chronicle.  A year long art Journaling class that can be customized to everyones own needs.


An Art Journal Class with a purpose.  Each month we will be making a number of background pages using different substrates, products and/or techniques.  There will also be a list of exercises which will you help you to continue to make art throughout the month.

You can use this as a:

  • Planner
  • Scrapbook
  • Technique book
  • Book of quotes
  • Collage book
  • Book of Lists
  • an A to Z of you
  • Make cards with pages

You are only limited by your imagination

So each month is a new substrate and a new technique.  Although January has not started yet. . . . . here is a peek at one of my August pages.


January’s class is about Beeswax and Faux Encaustic.  February we will be working with Alcohol Inks.

You can always find out about it on the Classes page of Everything Scrapbook & Stamps