|Wishing you a wonderful holiday and peace and joy in the new year!|
Omigosh! After two months of struggling with a crashed computer (new hard drive, new parts, restoring documents, photos, etc) while traveling, I’m finally able to blog again. But after two months using only my iPad, I’m having trouble remembering where everything is. 🙂
And in just over a week, my friend Eileen Hull and I will be teaching a class combining her cleverly-designed Sizzix matboard dies with my techniques for doodling and writing on the die cuts. In other words, she has the crafty design gene and I just doodle around for fun. For the class, Eileen has chosen her large House die as the sample. In addition to decorating the houses for the holidays, we’ll then personalize them with my version of doodle writing.
The two class samples
Sample with my doodling and handwriting
If you are close enough to attend, please join us
at Angela’s Happy Stamper on Saturday, December 1st, at 1 pm.
Details on Angela’s class list.
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving with all the people and blessings you are grateful for.
Are you, like me, sad to say goodbye to those warm, sunny, lazy summer days? On my calendar, they definitely sped by too fast!! I made this light-hearted art journal spread at the beginning of summer for a round robin book swap, adding some paint, collage (including anthropologie wrapping paper), tape, doodling and lettering. Now I guess it’s already time for a new palette of colors. 🙂
It’s been such a busy lovely summer! A couple trips to Europe, a long weekend in CA, family visits, some house repairs, lots of fun and adventure. So, in order to have any creating time, it’s pretty much been doodling-on-the-go. And I learned how to use Instagram, with the help of some much younger friends (thanks, Molly of 8mm Ideas and Brea!) Here are a few Instagram photos to share some of my recent doodle lettering. Hope your summer has been a fun adventure, too!
Although I’ve enjoyed my stay in Brussels, this morning I happily left its cool, grey and often rainy days in June to fly to Toulouse and the sunny warmth of southern France. This evening I’m cosseted in my hotel room after a wonderful dinner of duck breast in honey glaze, contemplating whether I have enough energy to work a little in my mostly-neglected journal. Tomorrow is another day for adventure (maybe Carcasonne) before joining up with Kaari Meng’s 3rd week at Chateau Dumas on Saturday. Besides all the wonderful day trips she has planned, we’ll be working on a new journal guided by Wendy Addison! Can’t wait!
(pages still in progress)