Friday, October 28, 2016

Thinking of You

Floral Collage stamp by Crafty Individuals
Thinking of You stamp by Hanko Designs

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Good Days and Bad Days

Some days I can only "squeeze" a doodle out:

I had a bright(?) idea of adding color to this and turning it into something else, but that idea hasn't materialized yet.  We all have good days and bad days.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Thank You Cards

I send more "thank you" cards than any other kind.  How blessed I am to have so many people doing such kind things for me!  I find it much easier to have a few spare ones on hand than to have to get inspired in a hurry, so these two will fill the well for a short while.

Butterfly Meadow Stamp by Crafty Individuals

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Inktober Continues

I couldn't resist capturing a little of the US Presidential election drama:

And I'm starting to look forward to a mid-winter escape!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

Scrap Inspiration

Stamp by Kelly Panacci

I've been very inspired by the scrap projects at Some Fiddling on the Kitchen Table and at Stamping Mathilda lately.  Thanks so much, ladies, for your ongoing dedication to your blogs and for the inspiration they provide.  Prayers are happening for a speedy recovery, Godelieve!

They have provided the inspiration for another bookmark for the bookmark project.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Mixing it Up for Inktober

Brush Markers, Fountain Pen

Inktense, Brush Markers, Fountain Pen

Brush Markers, Fountain Pen

Brush Markers, Fountain Pen

...the flowers of the field they toil not...

Inktense, Fountain Pen

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

Inktober Days 5, 6, and 7

I'm having fun with these prompts -  day 5 was "sad".

The prompt for day 6 was "hidden":

On Day 7 I ventured tentatively into brush markers.  The prompt was "lost":

Find out more about Inktober here.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gingerbread Torte with Whipping Cream and Mascarpone Cheese Topping
Dried Cranberries to Decorate

This is my contribution to a Thanksgiving Feast at the Priory.  Our church minister is a member of the Emmaus Community in Victoria, BC.  The Priory on Fraser St. in Vancouver was recently commissioned by the Emmaus Community to put down the roots of a new monastic community in Vancouver.  Blessings on your new plant!

So, we have lots to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.  Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian followers!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Silly Scraps Saturday

I love the Bind-it-All for making books that will expand with collaged yumminess.  Most stitched bindings don't allow space for every page to have things glued on them.

Lots of people are using square formats these days; I'm finishing off a 6 x 6" journal that I use for an Idea Book.  The final inspiration for this new 4" x 4" book was Painted Pages Fueling Creativity Sketchbooks, by Sarah Ahearn Bellemare.   She recommends that everyone have a 4" x 4" "scrap" book.  I'm hoping that this new book will fuel my collage creativity.  (My scrap box feels neglected.)

I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Inktober - Days 3 and 4

Day 3 - Prompt - Collect

I think this is somewhere between 1/5th or 1/10th of my pen collection. Sigh.

Day 4 Prompt - Hungry

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Idea Books for Inspiration

6" x 6" Idea Book

I've mentioned challenges and prompts this week for art inspiration.  I also take classes, follow many blogs, and borrow art books from my local library.  When something that I see gives me an idea that I want to save, I put examples and journaling in an "Idea Book".  This one is 6" x 6" square and I have a much larger one for those BIG ideas. LOL

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


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Monday, October 3, 2016

Inktober - Day Two - Noisy

The prompt for Day Two of the popular Inktober Drawing challenge was "noisy".

Dorothy Parker used to say "What fresh hell can this be?" whenever the doorbell or telephone rang.