Organic Book Making

I recently had the distinct pleasure to participate in a wonderful workshop with Orly Avineri and her friend Beatriz Helton. These two beautiful women guided our group of participants through a series of creative moments to create some really magical works of art and friendship. I’m posting some photos here … Continue reading

Sisterhood of the Traveling Art Books

Hello again! This month’s offering is very special to me. This summer I had the pleasure to attend a wonderful workshop with the incomparable Lynne Perrella in Taos, NM at the Mabel Dodge Lujan House. Lynne is a fabulous teacher; kind, patient, and giving of herself and her ideas and … Continue reading

Rust and Lace Journal

Hello and welcome to another installment of “As the Journal Turns”…. I have been rather obsessed taken with the making of all sorts of journals.  A good friend recently told me about the Katelyn Lizardi Journal Bigz die from Sizzix and the coordinating thinlits set which cuts pages and pockets … Continue reading

Gothic Journals

Hi all.  I’ve recently been rather obsessed with Gothic images and specifically stamps by Lynn Perrella. Stained glass and gold come together to make lovely treasure!  The outsides of the journals were cut out of medium weight black chipboard and collaged with old text and Paper Artsy Fresco Finish paints, … Continue reading

Faux Leather Mini Journal

Today I’d like to share one of my new favorite things – handmade journals! I created this one using the Eileen Hull passport die, which produces a 3.5″x5″ book.  This one is a bit over an inch thick and made to look like pebbled leather. My son is really into … Continue reading

Andy Skinner Challenge: Bold & Bright

Hi all! Today I’m really stepping outside my familiar comfort zone.  Andy Skinner is hosting a new challenge – Bold & Bright.  I’m very much a grunge girl and I have always loved Andy’s faux rust techniques.  For this challenge I really tried to brighten my palette using products I … Continue reading