Saturday, January 28, 2006

Postcrossing again

I spent some time last weekend making three more postcards. This is sort of a larger version of one of them. I really liked the guy and was pleased to find another shot of him on the magazine's table of contents page. The words The View from Afar from the same magazine just seemed to go with the whole postcrossing idea.


You have to appreciate a country that makes a heart shaped stamp. How cool is that? Inside this neat envelope from Finland was an awesome handmade postcard from Emma Laiho. On the right side is a photocopy of a postcrossing card I sent out.

I attached the envelope so that I could lift it up and put stuff inside.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Roz Stendahl's Before and After Journal

I have just had the best time looking throughRoz Stendahl's Before and After Journal 2005. She shows her journal page backgrounds with notes about her materials and then the finished pages. This is a don't miss for anyone interested in journaling.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

First Lutheran Church Little Rock

We were able to visit First Lutheran while we were in Little Rock visiting Mom. It is a beautiful old church and the service was good too. The drawing of the church is from their bulletin. The inside is even prettier with stained glass on both sides and in the front too. There is a carved alter piece and wonderful ceilings. I love old architecture.

The background on these pages was done with the water-soluable crayons with no paint behind them. It's not my favorite way to work, but will do in a pinch.

Visiting Mom

We visited my mom in the hospital this weekend. This page was done at the hotel. I pre-painted the background at home and brought a zipper pouch full of supplies to work on my journal. I have a 10 piece set of Caran d'Ache Neocolor II Junior water soluable crayons that are small and fit great in the pouch. I used them to make the rubbing of the take-out box from the Chinese restaurant.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Eraser carving

I spotted the design for this eraser stamp on Kathleen's blog in the December 18, 2005 post. I sketched it and stuck it in my drawer to journal later. Last night I was wondering what to do a page on when I came across the bit of paper and got out my carving tool.

Puppy Chow

I was working on collaged postcards and liked this one so much I made myself one too. The jar was fun to draw, but I got tired of drawing the Puppy Chow.

January 8, 2006

I found this tree poem on someone's blog. When I googled just now to look for it, it appears that it has been around for a while and found its way around the net too.

At the Hospital

I didn't bring my journal to the hospital, but I did bring some copy paper. I had plenty of time to sketch while I waited for my mom to come out from the heavy sedation. We joked that the nurse had forgotten to change the date on the marker board. Mom missed two days instead of the one she first thought when she looked at it.

I discovered that the vintage sheet music really is too brittle to use for a page base. I had to use lots of masking tape.

December 30, 2005

I'm starting to use the pages I added into my current composition book journal. This first one was some vintage sheet music. A self-challenge was to open a book at random and draw the first thing I saw. The sink was it, and it was fun to draw as well.This is one of the things I added to Keri Smith's 100 things. So far it's the only one I've completed.