Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Journaling is HOT!

Well, it's been quite awhile....a lot of water has gone under the bridge here.

I was dazzled by Dyan Reavley's demos in Chicago, and the ones from Anaheim were no less amazing.

It's been YEARS since I entered anything in this Journal, but there's no time like the present to play.


So here are the layers and layers of fun you can have in Journaling.

I am anxiously (NOT) awaiting the mail for my new Tim Holtz Distress Markers.

They will be so much fun, and I know I'll be immersed in color.

Just a note of daughter Michelle, grandson Alex and his dad at the Illinois State Speech Finals last weekend.

Alex and his team partner Peter were in the final round competing in the Humorous Duet Acting class.

They finished 6th in the State for a Grand Finale of the year.

What a tremendous honor and an outstanding performance! So proud of all the kids that won at State from Moline.

Great Job everyone!

All of my tulips are up.....that's the good news I guess. The bad news is all the tulips have been eaten down to the ground by the rabbits that live under my neighbors deck!!!

Hopefully they will still bloom as they've now been protected with little cages so the bunnies will have to forage elsewhere!

These were my Valentine flowers from Bill....they may be all the Spring flowers I'll see.

Have a great week.....we'll talk soon.



Kaz Hall said...

Looking fab Linda! love the out it gets so addictive xx
kaz x x

Netty said...

Congratulations with the family successes. Smashing patterns and colours for your journal page. x

Candy C said...

Linda, congrats on your grandson's achievements!!! I know you are so proud! Love the colors of your journal. I am so wanting to try my hand at journaling. So many people are doing it...but I honestly don't know where to begin! Do you do it in a book? Do you do it on paper than then make a book out of it? What kind of paper do you use ... I worry about inks and paints soaking into papers. See...I have no clue how to get started. haha

Lisa M. Pace said...

I loved watching Dyan do her magic at CHA~ Anaheim. She makes it look so easy. Her mist colors are really cool. How in the world did I miss you at the show???

Sarah said...

It's the sanctity of feeling a tad arty but also knowing it's really 'colouring for grown-ups'...enjoy the blooms and hues! Great family success stories too!

Lynne Forsythe said...

Have tried yet never succeed at Art Journaling....not sure what my problem is....hoping to get inspired by Dyan in March....HUGE kudos to you and the family.....TOOOO COOOL! dare those pesky rabbits eat the fruits of your hard labor!!! Way to keep them away!!!

Debby said...

Congrats to your grandson and his parents. All of you must be so proud. Going to state is always a wonderful achievement! Art journaling is fun and sometimes the only time I have in the day to play a bit. The beauty of it is that anything goes since it is your journal!

Art By Wanda said...

A beautiful page!!! Congrats to Alex!! Very exciting for you all!!! Beautiful flowers from Bill!!!

Shelly Hickox said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Linda! I have a journal, but I've never started it. All those blank white pages freak me out. Thanks so much for the inspiration - maybe I'll ink it up!