How I love it when the ideas are flowing and I cannot put paint to paper fast enough.  So the second to the last page in my inspiration and this journey that started in May is done. Ok, not done because are our journey's ever over. Every now and again I feel the need to just draw.  I don't consider myself much of painter but love to dabble in things.  I picked up Gouache paints at Blick Art supplies on one of my many Little Italy excursions this summer.  I really liked them and painted this in my journal……


  • Helmar Textured Effects
  • Paints: Reeves Gouache
  • Faber-Castell Gelatos
  • Ink:  Daler Rowney (white)
  • Pen – Faber-Castell & Copic
  • Ink:  Colorbox

This weekend I also took the time to empty my camera cards.  I sure have a lot of pictures that I will be sharing soon.  My family has been waiting to see them.  I am sad to see summer coming to such a rapid close.  Preseason football is here and back to school shopping has me feeling like summer has gone way to fast.  But making most of it has been the best.

On that note……….I have one more page in THIS Inspiration Journal. Stay tuned for many more to come.  AND, I have plans for my next studio class in September AND some online kits/classes swirling around in my head. Inspiration is so catchy and sharing it makes it all worth it.


"Don't fake it till you make it.  Be real, be transparent, be authentic and be yourself." ~Darren Hardy