Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Boy, I hate it when I've been away from the blog so long, and what is worse? I've been away from journaling. What I've got to share is nothing grand; the following are some pages I've made in the past few days.

My most talented daughter, Laura, gave me a small journal in a swap at Art and Soul. I started writing in it right after my BIG birthday, but it just never occurred to me that I could do art there as well. I know, I know. I've been at this long enough to know better. Anyway, the muse finally broke through and Viola! I've begun art journaling again. I have another altered book that Randi taught me to make as a birthday present several years ago. Somehow that one feels like it's just for art and maybe writing, but not so much for daily blah, blah, blah. Anyway, here are some of my pages. Just so I can still say that I art journal AND blog.

Don't you just love those little lambs. They make me feel all giggly inside.

This is a tea bag that I "painted" with colored pens. Her mouth sort of grew and grew during the pasting process. It was fun and I think I will try more. Lord knows I empty enough tea bags in a day to get lots of practice.

The journal that Laura made has a great big shell on the front which makes scanning an impossibility. I'll take a photo and post that tomorrow (she said hopefully). It really is a great little book and I love carrying it around. But then, you all know how creative she is (she said proudly).

This is a card that I made for a guy friend's birthday a few weeks ago. He turned the big 60 so I wanted to convey that he is a "Classic" now. The image is a bit blurry because it couldn't lay flat on the scanner bed. But you get the idea.

OK, I'm gonna go. Time to (a.) rattle those pots and pans and rustle up some dinner or
(b.) see if the husband wants to go out. Great minds do run in the same circles. He just walked into my den and said he wanted sashimi so out we go!

Peace and love all around.
Laura the elder


Alison Gibbs said...

Oh so now you are 'Laura the elder' - you could be 'Laura mother of Laura'!!
Lucky you no cooking dinner!!
Love the work you have done on your journal and the'Classic card' is fabulous.
I can see where 'Laura the younger' gets her talent.

Patience-please said...

Yay! You are back!


Michelle said...

your art journals are so beautiful! I love the colors!

katydiddy said...

Aren't you Laura the Middler? Isn't Grandma Laura the Elder? Just asking.

Laura the Littler

Hey! I know those napkins!

katydiddy said...

Hey! Wait a minute...I like Laura the Younger better.