Art Journal Flip Through

Flip through a recently completed art journal.  I love to watercolor and paint in my journal as well as record my gratitude list, quotes I read and other meaningful things. For the past several years I’ve had a goal to paint or draw every single day.  It’s been life-changing for me, and it has had a greater impact on my […]

Making Art in 2019

2019 marks the beginning of my FIFTH year of making art every single day!  Over the years I have done different challenges: a year of lettering, a year of watercolor.  Most of the years have been more open: just a goal to draw or paint every day.  That’s what I’m doing again this year. Ideally I spend 10-20 minutes each […]

Why I Journal (and a Peek into my Art Journal)

Beautiful and quick art journal ideas. Journaling and creating art is a great way to relieve stress and preserve memories. Here are some of my favorite recent art journal pages. If you want to get started art journaling, check out my new gratitude journal! A couple of nights ago I stumbled upon a journal I had forgotten all about. I […]

Free Printable Spring Flower Embellishments

We witnessed with delight the miracle of crocuses in bloom peeking through the snow earlier this week.  It feels like such a miracle to me every single year.  Elijah was so taken with them that he checks on them multiple times a day. I find all early spring flowers completely delightful. They’re just such a welcome change after our long, […]

Peek Into my Art Journal

My Creative Habit for 2017 is very simple.  I’m just setting aside time to do some painting or drawing every day.  Usually this looks like a completed page in my sketchbook, but not always.  Sometimes it takes me 2 or 3 days to finish a sketchbook spread because time is limited in my life right now.  Between a new baby […]

A Peek Into My Art Journal

I had a blog post all ready to share with you today about what I’ve been creating in my sketchbook lately. I vividly remember saving it and even scheduling it to post this morning at 6am.  I remember this vividly because I was feeling super on-the-ball about it and that is not a feeling I have very often these days. […]

A Peek Into My Art Journal

I have become such a fan of daily creative practice over the past couple of years.  The experience of practicing a skill/ improving a talent has been so richly rewarding for me.  I no longer think, “I wish I was making more art.” without following up or actual pursuing that desire.  I AM making art.  Consistently.  Every day for the […]

A Finished Art Journal

Earlier this week, I completed the final spread in a sketchbook.  It took me about 6 months to fill the book, though I wasn’t working exclusively in the same book during that time. It’s so fun for me to look back through my sketchbook and rediscover the pages I love.  It’s very much like a visual journal because the feelings […]