I have been slowly working my way through another 30 day journal project from the wonderful Lisa Sonora. I have received some wonderful feedback from other artists online, and so in the spirit of paying it forward I am offering a free download of one of the images from this series. I will be loading other similar images into my Fine Art America account as I scan and edit them, in case you loved one of the others and would like to purchase one.


To get a FREE printable jpeg or pdf of this image fill out this form and I will email you the file. Feel free to share!




happy anniversary to me!

Apparently, wordpress informs me today, I have been posting here on this blog for 6 years! This seems like cause for a celebration, and presents, for you my readers and followers. Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win this journal!! Winner will be picked at random on October 27th. Have a great day!

a dash of colour

a dash of colour


I have been in a bit of a fog for a while now, not exactly spinning my wheels but just wrestling with my work. A new installation is slowly growing in the studio, but we are at logger heads at every turn. As the stress of teaching winds down into the open days of summer I am hoping that I will be back to work soon. In the meantime I have been making books. Just being immersed in the simple materiality and technical work of binding is a safe outlet for all that stuck creative energy. I am trying to remember to live in abundance, and to be grateful for the work I am given, and to stop being whiny and jealous of other artists. I am trying to honor the creativity that creates with me and through me and get out of the way with my silly ego and my crazed monkey mind.The universe is a big generous place, some days I just forget.

And speaking of generosity, I was just notified of this amazing giveaway, head over to find a generous soul hoping to foster YOUR creativity with an art journaling giveaway. I am so grateful to have a studio full of supplies and inspiration and a family willing to live with my vagueness when working and the insane schedule of an independently employed person! Sometimes I forget that not everyone has stuff to make art with, or a space all their own to make art in, or a family who understands that art is who they are not just what they do. In fact I am so full of gratitude for all my many blessings,( regardless of whether I feel lost on the road right now or not) that I have decided to join Kim. Leave a comment on this post by May 21st and I will give away a whole mess of ephemera from my stash, enough to fill a catalog envelope to the brim! Spread the word, share the wealth!

and the winner is…

wow! when I finally got around to writing out the list, lots of people have been by the blog this month, thanks mostly to Seth and the DisCo project, I hope some of you have been back more than once, and are just not making your presence known…

so anyway, it was a lot of people and I felt really stingy just picking one winner, so in the end I opted for two and they are

Kathy and Karen.

This works out well for me as I see Karen several times a week, so I won’t have to pay postage, but to Kathy who I’ve never met, thanks for stopping by and happy Thursday!!!