Monday, December 29, 2008

Sew I've been taking a bit of a break from blogging...

The holidays have come and overwhelmed all my normal activity. However, I have remained creative, although in a different way. Now my creativity is making itself apparent in cooking (a definite art), decorating for company, wrapping gifts (another art) and sewing.

Yes, sewing. I haven't done it in ages for anything other than a repair. Now I'm hooked again and having SEW much fun! This weekend I made three sets of pajamas for American Girl dolls. They were (you guessed it) SEW CUTE!!!

I also got some fun art toys for Christmas that I will be using in my sketchbooks. New pens, a water brush and a few watercolor pencils in colors I didn't have already. I also got Danny Gregory's An Illustrated Life which I have been savoring daily. It is a lovely book for any artist or aspiring journal maker. I know I'll get back to sketching soon since it is much more portable than a sewing machine.

In the meantime, happy stitching!
Extreme Sewing

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Love This Journal Magazine - I have a page in it!

I have a journal page posted in this months online "Love this Journal" magazine. Click here to see it! That day seems rather far away as it is now bitterly cold with a winter weather advisory posted until sometime tomorrow. More snow!

In October-November I took this fun online journaling class and this was one of the things I did in that class. I learned lots of cool stuff and got some really great ideas. I will definitely be using those ideas in future journal pages.

The class was taught by Jessica from here. We had a great group of students and I got to see a lot art from a bunch of very creative artists.

Friday, December 5, 2008


This is a fun website and so quick. Make a drawing and start the scribbler and see what happens!