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Getting Festive Around Here

Up until yesterday I was NOT feeling so festive. But then the sunshine and cold and the smell of our neighbor’s wood smoke made me feel the spirit of the season. With new puppers Roxie around, we decided it was best to decorate the tree with non-breakables. So soft stars and Pom poms adorn our […]


Brown paper packages

My brown paper package held a most colorful thing.  A beautiful wreath of brush markers. Basking in the glow of a lovely Christmas spent with family and dear friends. The laughter infused us throughout the day  Looking back and looking forward.  Last years angel This year’s tiny muse doll in the works and a sunny […]


Hi ho hi 

Ho ho ho time is almost here. Today is frigid and windy and clear. Too cold for playing outside in the cold, hot coffee and crafting the story to be told.  Inspired by friend April Cole, today was playful coffee cuff upcycling.   And finishing my contemporary calypso rag wreath. I’m hooked on these knotted […]


It’s a Wrap

It’s a wrapping time of year and it was time to splash some paint around and make some paper for Christmas making.  Starting with  Red Rosin Paper, my four foot roll of floor underlayment paper, I used my Gelli Plate ™ as a plain monoprint surface I rolled on paint and flipped it over and […]


Simple Collage Gift Bag

I’m doing a tutorial on how I made this simple collage gift bag for the holidays over at Jessica Sporn’s blog.  She’s got a week of guest tutorial’s for the holidays, don’t miss a single one. Her Menorah in yesterday’s post is so special. Joy for the season.


Post Christmas Cheer

Yesterday was full of cheer. Family nestled close and dear. Contented dogs snuggled too, some special treats, there were a few.   Brown paper packages, full of whimsy. Tickled the fancy of a few. Belly’s stuffed with lobster and strudel, laughter and stories their were some too. Twinkle lights at dawn shone through, while the […]


Rad Santa

Moving through the journal today with some Christmas Collage making.  The theme over at Art-Journal-Journey is collage and many of the folks participating have been creating Christmas collages.  I wanted to get in on the fun so I created Rad Santa in my usual offbeat style.  He might make a cool Christmas card for next […]