Lately my new 9 X 12 art journal has been a place to just create and do what speaks to me.  I have gotten a number of emails from some special peeps this week who I adore and admire.  Their motivating words propelled me to test my comfort limits and try some new things…time to take some creative chances like I have encouraged them to do.  The result of that was this special page….

I know I say this all the time but if you do not have Gesso you just have to get it!  It is second only to my beloved charcoal pencil that I so love and adore.  I get asked all the time about my favorite products so I will make sure to share this but hands down my favorite paints & gesso…..DecoArt!

The more I play and experiment the more I love. 


  • Ink Pads – Stayz On
  • Inks – Daler Rowney
  • Paints & Gesso – DecoArt
  • Charcoal Pencil
  • Stamps – Making Memories
  • Gelato – Faber Castell
  • Decoupage – Helmar

So from the kind words I feel propelled…..from the art I feel inspired and from those around me I feel grateful.


"Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher" ~Oprah Winfrey