You are loved

IMG_3340.jpeg

I really don’t set out to cover the whole page. it just happens. I love the blue and pinks. the circles, the flowers, polka dots and woman sticker ( Elaine Michelle Etsy).

IMG_3337.jpeg

this process is pretty simple. I do a bit of reading. I listen to some music. In this case Jesus Culture’s 2nd album and I go with the flow. Anyways, here bits from Tim Holtz, Paige Evan and Felicity Jane spattered about, too. I ended up having to gesso these pages (liquitex professional is my favorite) because the paper is super thin. I mixed some gesso with some cobalt (art alchemy’s by finnabair). the magenta is from Dina walkley and the other colors are watercolors from various sources..probably Jane daveport.

IMG_3339.jpeg

lately I am doing a lot pf scrapbooking of my kids and sketching. I have been painting more faces trying to find a happy medium between realism and cartoon.

IMG_3338.jpeg

I really adore this sticker of the woman (from Elaine Michelle’s shop). When I first put it down I worked that it would look too spiffy next to my random bits but now I really like the idea of the woman with the cup…empty, full, something in-between…

tbh I feel like during any given day I cycle thrown all the above and that is okay. I think I am met just where I am and that is always good news.

all the notebooks

IMG_0068.jpeg

im really loving all the notebooks. Part of me wants to feel like I should simplify and commit but nope..i’m just going to play.

I decorated these covers with patches, paperboys, scrapbook paper, old art/postcards and old art work. The one with the photo (a old postcard of Jamaica Kincaid ) is my scrap therapy book. The other one with the patch is a mixed media art journal.

fullsizeoutput_c45.jpeg

I am still loving my big memory keeping planner. TBH I mainly use it was a scrapbook with a few plans decked around here and there. I am thinking of adding my cleaning schedule (which I don’t actually have) on there but who knows…I want all the room for pictures. In regards to my happy planner, I try and take one or two pictures a day. One featuring each or both kids together. I print them on my sprocket daily or catch up on Sunday. Sometimes, I write little snippets but otherwise it’s pictures and decorations. lol. If I ever have one that is not kid heavy…I will feature it after the pen (as they say).


IMG_3046.jpg


I lamented a bit and decided to get a hobonichi A6 techno. I am not using it as a planner because let’s face it…I don’t need two planners ( or even one…in a traditional sense)) but I am using it as a daily drawing sketching thing. I think it will be good for me because sometimes I wanted to create a mini masterpiece each day and that is not possible. However, it is usually possible to get some sketching in (and I can always color it later). I really want to grow in my sketching this year and hone my style in a simple way. I think having the dates and a limited space will be good for me because sometimes the blank page is so intimidating wisen it comes to drawing (for me)…not painting…always eager so slap some paint on anything.

anyways, that is my notebook musing for the week. none of this is sponsored or affiliate..just the rambling of a notebook nerd.. my opinions and selections are always subject to change…so we shall see how this all goes.

the snow outside is melting and the school is on a delay so I am acting like I have all the time in the world to do all the things.

cheers,

-k