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Remember This – Week 29

Another break from Life Book to show you a page I made for My Mind’s Eye. I really liked all their new cards and wanted to just have fun with the beautiful colors and all the gold. I can’t get enough of gold these days. I want to use it more and more.

This page says: you and me, we are perfect together.

This page is about my husband and how wonderful he is. How he’s always patient with me. And how deeply he loves me and how right he is for me. Of course, we have our tough moments but again and again, he reminds me that I got so very, incredibly lucky when I met this man.

I love you my wonderful husband.


Remember This is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Today I Know – Week 28

This week’s inspiration comes from this pin. I drew this with micron pens and then colored it with Pentel Arts Pocket Brush Pen which I’ve been enjoying lately.

prompt says: today i know that sometimes i just need to

I wrote about letting myself be sad when I need to be.


Today I Know is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Remember This – Week 28

Life Book week nineteen was taught by Danielle Daniel. I love the girls Danielle makes. They are different than my usual, more delicate style. I was excited to try them. To learn from her.

I loved her lesson but then I froze up. I just didn’t feel like sitting and drawing.

When I finally sat down, this is what came out.

Here’s what I love. I like her face and her peaceful expression. I like the writing. It says: embrace peace, choose calm. I like the halo-ish lines that make her shine too.

Here’s what I don’t love: I don’t like her clothes, they lack character, depth, interest. I don’t like hands. They are hard. But, most of all, I don’t like the blue background. I am a white background gal through and through. I don’t know how I forgot that.

In the end, one more assignment down and I can’t say I didn’t learn. So, all in all, I put this down on the plus column.


Remember This is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Today I Know – Week 27

This week’s inspiration comes from this pin. I used Micron pens to draw the cats and colored pencils to color them in. It was really fun.

prompt says: today i know that i can do this

I wrote about how the ups and downs of managing my day to day life.


Today I Know is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Remember This – Week 27

Back to Life Book. Life Book week seventeen was taught by Tascha Parkinson. Her style, too, is nothing like mine. Her page was small, sweet, and cute. I decided to make her character gigantic. It’s cute.

Way cuter than I am likely to make on my own. But I like the colors, the way it’s so different, and it’s cuteness too I guess.

The text says: grateful and all the journaling in the background is about all the things for which I am grateful.

Another different page. My goal with Life Book was to practice something different regularly and I am definitely getting that.


Remember This is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Today I Know – Week 26

This week’s inspiration comes from this pin. I am sorry the photo is low quality. My camera and I have been fighting on focus. I drew this with my Micron pen and colored with color pencils.

prompt says: today i know that i never want to forget

I wrote about how awesome david’s presentation was and how i want to remember my kids are different from me and that i want to cultivate who they are as they are.


Today I Know is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Today I Know – Week 25

This week’s inspiration comes from this pin. I drew her with pen and colored her with watercolors.

prompt says: today i know that that the best way for me to live is

I wrote about living day to day.


Today I Know is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Remember This – Week 25

Life Book week twelve was taught by Traci Bautista. I love Traci’s style but it’s nothing like mine. This was another one I had to sit on for a few days. When I finally sat down to create, I decided to just have fun with it.

I have mixed feelings about the final results. Another page I would have never really done on my own. But I like it too. It’s different. Vibrant. alive.

The text says: You are not your thoughts.

Something both David and I need to remember more often.


Remember This is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Today I Know - Week 24

This week’s inspiration comes from Lisa Congdon’s line drawing class again. She had a week on line drawing on photographs so I wanted to give it a try. I picked one of my old photos and added line work to the background. I then painted the background with acrylic paints. I like the darkish look. Even though you can’t see the text, it’s clear if you look in person.

prompt says: today i know that my life matters

I wrote about how much i care about my future, my kids, and life.


Today I Know is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Remember This – Week 24

Life Book week fifteen was taught by Tam. It was all about quirky animals but I chose to do birds since they are my 2014 animals.

This page uses acrylic markers and paints.

The text on the page says: You are not alone, choose to belong.

I specifically put the one bird alone there to go in line with the text. We’re all quirky in our own ways so he’s no more/less quirky than the others, just differently.


Remember This is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Today I Know – Week 23

This week’s inspiration comes from this pin. I loved this one and wanted to see if I could do anything that resembled it at all.

It’s all watercolors. I did it while I was getting my hair done so it’s more haphazard than usual and I don’t love how it ended up but that’s ok. I still am glad I tried.

prompt says: today i know what it feels like to work toward letting go of

I wrote about releasing, letting go of all the past I am holding on to. Letting go of things i hold on to all day long.


Today I Know is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Remember This - Week 23

Life Book week thirteen was taught by Dyan Reaveley. I sat on this one for a long time but then when I finally sat down, I knew I wanted to use feathers. I used the Crafter’s Workshop stencil to draw them and cut them and then I colored each of them with different mists and stamped them with writing stamp. and then outlined the edges.

I then couldn’t decide what to do with the background. I tried like five different ones. When I finally, finally tried black, I loved it. Everything was easy from there on.

The writing says: You get to shed parts of yourself that no longer serve you.

a few details:


but here we are.


Remember This is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.