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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.

Today I Know – Week 22

This week’s inspiration comes from the line drawing class I took with Lisa Congdon back in March.

I drew these with a size 1 micron and used the watercolors to color. The background is also watercolors. I am not such a fan of it but the goal was practice so I am trying not to judge myself too harshly.

prompt says: today i know that many people in the world are

I wrote about how many people feel broken in their own way.


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

Monthly Projects – May – Painting Faces

As promised, here’s my month of painting faces which is what I chose to do for the month of May for my monthly art projects. I signed up for Judy’s painting faces class the minute I read about it.

I love Judy and knew I would love the class.

Despite the really unwise move of putting the wrong date on my calendar, I finished the whole class anyway. I started it one month late, when it was already finished. I just got into the class and did each assignment on a day in May.

I ended up with a range of faces, some I liked, some I really didn’t. But I got a lot of practice, which is what this is all about.

Here are the twenty faces I made:

Another thing I learned in May was that twenty is the perfect number for these projects. Like I mentioned yesterday. I learned the magic of twenty from this project.

I need like a million more hours practicing my faces but, for now, I am grateful for this month.

Remember This - Week 22

This week’s simple remember this was done for My Mind’s Eye. It was a page where I wrote never ever give up with washi tape. Then I painted the page, and then I stripped the washi and added some black marker. and ta-da!

and here it is without the black marker:

which do you like more?

a lot more about this can be found on the My Mind’s Eye blog.


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

Today I Know – Week 21

This week’s inspiration comes from this pin. I am still obsessed with figure sketching and I loved this one.

I drew the dresses in pencil then drew again with 0.005 micron and used the watercolors. The background is also watercolors. I also added some gold mica powder. You can see better in this other view.

prompt says: today i know that it is time for me to replace my

I wrote about good and bad news and how i listen for the bad and how i want to replace this point of view.


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

Remember This – Week 21

Life Book week thirteen was a bonus lesson Lesley Riley. The original lesson uses TAP but I didn’t have any so I was going to pass on it. But then, again, I reminded myself I am taking this class to stretch. So I decided to use Stickyback Canvas I’ve had for a long time.

I decided to do something super simple. I printed this photo of me with my boys and then did some writing.

It says: you are so very deeply loved and you will never be alone. I will always love you with all my heart.

In March, I took a class on line drawing by Lisa Congdon so I covered the back with some basic line work to practice and then a little bit of paint and my page was finished. Super-simple but I still like it.


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

Today I Know – Week 20

This week’s inspiration comes from this pin. I am still obsessed with figure sketching and I loved this one.

I drew this girl in pencil then drew again with 0.005 micron and used the watercolors to for all the red/pink. The background is yellow watercolors. I am not such a fan of the feet and the legs were so hard but alas, I am learning.

prompt says: today i know that i want to focus more on

I wrote about healing, finding my path.


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

Remember This – Week 20

Life Book week twelve was taught by Anna Dabrowska. Anna has a very particular style and it’s really really far from mine. I was reluctant to try this one but I am taking Life Book just for this reason so I wasn’t letting it go. After a bunch of whining I decided to sit and do it.

This page uses a lot of matte medium which I don’t like. It uses a lot of gesso which I don’t use. And it has a lot of dimension, which I usually don’t have anything to do with.

but here we are.

I used a childhood photo of my sister and I and wrote: sisters forever.

I love you Yona, and you’re the best sister in the world and in my heart and mind and thoughts no matter where you are in the world.


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

Today I Know - Week 19

This week’s inspiration comes from this pin. I am obsessed with figure sketching lately and I loved this one.

I drew this girl in pencil then drew again with 0.005 micron and finally i drew over both with my Stabilo All and used the watercolors to pull the color all over. The background is blue watercolors.

prompt says: today i know it is ok to change my mind about

I wrote about what I like to do.


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

Remember This - Week 19

Life Book week eleven was taught by Tam. The Lesson was on creating a painting around the idea of a Tree of Life. I decided mine would be a girl sitting by the tree, reading. I did this whole page in about twenty minutes. Mostly with my fingers. Tried not to overthink it.

It’s all acrylic paints.

It says: we are all part of the same story.

Aren’t we?


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

With All they have

Today’s quote is:

Just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to, doesn’t mean they don’t love you with everything they have.

As I grow older and older, I understand that this is one of the fundamental truths of life. It’s true for couples, siblings, parents or any other relationship you can think of. People love you the way they love you. They can love you will all of their hearts and souls and it might still not be what you want or need.

But it’s all they have.

We often don’t understand others’ perspective. Sometimes we don’t even understand ours. We don’t know what makes us do what we do and we certainly can’t understand what motivates others. But when it comes to judging people, that’s exactly what we’re doing. We’re measuring them from our perspective.

I’ve been thinking a lot about this.

I’ve been realizing how much the people in my life love me. And even if they don’t always love me the way i want to be loved, I know in my heart that they love me with all they have.

And how can I possibly ask for more?

Today I Know – Week 18

This week’s inspiration comes from this pin. I loved loved loved this little image.

I drew this page and then colored it using watercolor pencils. I colored the whole background with Neocolor II crayons.

prompt says: today i know that i spent way too much time

I wrote about carrying the weight of my past and feeling broken.


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