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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.

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.