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Birthday Traditions ~ September 3, 2013

When I made this journal, I wanted to challenge myself. I was feeling like I’d become kind of ‘cookie-cutter’ with my journal page designs in my ole’ big Canson 10 x 14 inch journal. I chose to make the shape and size different as well as mix in un-pre…

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Tuesday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat

The brilliant blue sky came to life as the sun peaked the ridge, flooding our Ponderosa Cabin with golden light. While we are gathering ourselves together to head down to the yoga rocks, Jean is already busy at work in her journal … Continue reading

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New Journal ~ New Retreat Adventure

With this new journal first page, I’ve taken flight, off towards the California Sierras to lead my third annual “Women’s Journaling Sierra Retreat”. The eight hour drive has various high points, noting my progress and stops for the bathroom and Ch…

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Journaling’s Different Approaches ~ Split Page

The second half of leading my “Plein Air Experience” portion at the “Expand Your Art Journaling”, tandem-teaching with Elinor Peace Bailey, had moved down to the secluded, dappled-sun shine “Guy Talbot Park” just down from the Vista House.We …

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Why not? Christmas in May

I’ve taken to this seeming new tradition when starting a new journal. This new organic material, Paper Clay, with which you can shape most anything, roll extremely flat, dry in the air and paint with most anything is how I’m launching the first page …..

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New Journal ~ Starring Paper Clay

Ok, so, after my informative and experiential class with Cathy Dorris (the “Queen of PaperClay”), I’m ready to get started in my brand-spankin’ new journal.My first plan is to use the “frame” I’ve created out of paperclay to frame my “illuminated lette…

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In Preparation for a New Journal ~ Paper Clay

Usually, I don’t put alot of effort into planning a new journal ~ but this one I had something new and exciting (for me anyway): paper clay!! For me it’s one of the coolest media on the planet right now. If you’ve worked with polymer clay you know the …

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