Wow, I have enjoyed the past months journey in this Gratitude Journal!  I have loved the emails…the projects you all shared and especially just freely creating in this journal I created.  Today's entry is all about journaling.  I love to journal.  I started a few years back and freely just write when the need arises.  I don't worry about staying in the lines, making it neat and pretty, or letting my need for perfection interfer.  It is a free place…so today I am grateful for:


  • Helmar:  450 Quick Dry
  • Indian Ink:  Winsor Newton
  • Buttons
  • Charcoal Pencil
  • Watercolor Crayons
  • Pens:  Copiz, Sakura Glaze

TWB_8230aSo two more pages to go and this Gratitude Journal is being taken on the road to Inspired in May!  I will be putting together those class kits this week!

I was thinking about my next mixed media album and I think I got it….An Affirmations Journal!  Last week on Helmar's QOTD on Facebook many fans shared their favorite quotes and affirmations and I think it is time to get those down on paper.  Come on all you Pinterest pinners!  I am working out plans now and think a LIVE Helmar Ustream class is due in the near future to start this new project!  Details to come and I hope you all join me!

Have a good week and start gathering your favorite quotes/affirmations!


"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you imagined." ~ Thoreau