All good things must come to an end and that goes for the closing of a 7 X 10 Art Journal.


It is a chapter of my life and time to start a new one.  I chose to finish this one with this special silhouette of the twins.


there is this special page that closes the book of some gin rummy on the beach in Hawaii with my new husband.




I am a person who likes to see things come to a close only to start something anew.  These art journals are a process and there are stretches of time in between pages but they all tell a story.  There were ideas that leaped off the page and there were some that were buried.  They have traveled many miles and been by my side at trade shows, classes and on many airplanes.  So with that I share each page from start to finish HERE…..

and now time to start a new journal with new stories.  I hope my pages provide some inspiration for you!

Never give up on your story.  Don’t ever give in.  Don’t ever stop trying.  Don’t ever sell out or sell yourself short.  Life is tough, but you are tougher.  Your journey isn’t supposed to be easy, it’s supposed to be worth it.  To never struggle is to never grow.  It doesn’t matter what’s happened or what you’ve done; what matters is what you choose to do from here.  Accept the circumstances, learn from them, and take another step forward, every day.”