This 9 X 12 Journal has been quite the project.  I just have loved every step of it and am excited to graduate to an 11 X 15 journal next!  I also bought a ginormous 18 X 24 water color pad at Blick Art last weekend!  It is time to go big or stay home!  No large surface will be safe from me! 

So occasionally I just pick up my journal to just breathe.  There are difficult times but life truly is amazing.  I am reminded daily that I am surrounded by friends and family who love me, kids who need me, and the ability to just stop and breathe is tremendous.  There are some things that really relax me and ground me.  Painting does just that and when it comes out as bright and fun as this I am thankful I have it this ability to express myself……


  • Mists: Tattered Angels
  • Template: Crafter's Workshop
  • Gesso & Paints – DecoArt
  • Charcoal Pencil
  • Rubber Stamp: Catslife Press
  • Gouache Paints: Reeves
  • Ink: Marvy Heritage


Art reminds me how I want to feel, how I want to live, what I want to be remembered for and more importantly allows me to breathe.  What does Art do for you?


"You are being guided down your path, so walk it" ~Unknown