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Printed Postcards from my Art Journal

I took some artwork from my art journals and made printed postcards. They turned out very beautiful, and even though I want to keep them all, I have a few copies of each one. So you can grab yourself a … Continue reading

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Custom Sketchbooks from Art Journal Pages

I have three beautiful custom sketchbooks in my possession. I picked painted art journal pages of my own as cover art, and I am in love with these blank books. Today I’m sharing a video review of them, including a … Continue reading

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Postal Flow

Something really strange happened in my post box this week. I got several “lost packages” all at once without explanation. I so wonder where they have been all this time?! The above magazine (and some stickers, vintage rub-on letter sheets … Continue reading

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Book review: Painted pages by Sarah Ahearn

Today’s post is a book review of Sarah Ahearn’s book Painted pages – Fueling Creativity with Sketchbooks & Mixed Media, but also a reflection on pretty books. I got Sarah’s book not because I wanted to learn something from her, … Continue reading

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I found this super cute notebook…

When I was on one of my artist dates with myself I scored two things that made me really happy in the thrift shop. You know the kind of things that makes you smile as you unpack them when you … Continue reading

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Pip Studio Design

Do you know the company Pip Studio? They make all kinds of super cute items, liked bed covers and porcelain, and are based in the Netherlands. I have been eying their stationary and notebook designs online for a while, but … Continue reading

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An Artist Date in town

One day last week was spent with a friend in town. We had lunch, exchanged gifts, talked and laughed – and then went out and looked at pretty spring things that are in the stores now. I had my camera … Continue reading

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New eyes on Magazine Layout

Thanks for all your kind comments on my last post about my Blurb book with A Years worth of Photos! Your great comments made my day! Also, I got a few questions that I plan to answer as soon as … Continue reading

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Cotton Tricot does the Trick

Time to post something I’ve made, right? I’ve sewn a sweater for me! I have sewn with tricot before and made a long sleeved sweater and then a turquoise dress with the same fabric. The trick when sewing in tricot … Continue reading

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Pens and journals are always on my wish list

Winter delight! So what is a fountain pen then? A pen filled from an external source and containing an ink reservoir that automatically feeds the writing point. [From Answers.com that has a great article about The History of the fountain … Continue reading

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