Saturday, October 24, 2015

Inspiration Strikes!

Hello everyone!

I was sitting at my art table and staring at my water bottle as I contemplated my lack of acceptable craft storage. I think you know where this is going.

I knew I couldn't have been the first to get this idea so I decided to use the internet (what an idea!) to see what fun and exciting things other people had come up with. The link below is to my favorite find, and you'll see why when you see what they are using as a holder for scissors. Such simplicity!

Check it out here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


I now have a work space. It's a shell and completely unorganized at the moment, but any progress is good progress.

 I located the table I wanted at thestorethatshallnotbenamed. Our location is going through a renovation so most of the items weren't replenished when they last sold out. They're progressing quite nicely now and that is why my table is finally available. I'm still looking at options to cover the wall to protect them from paint splatter.

I bought a hanging tie organizer for my washi tape but I have to admit that I'm not really feeling the finished result. Maybe I need to stop organizing them by color and let it be completely random? What are your favorite washi tape storage ideas?

Meanwhile, I've been drooling at photos of perfectly designed art studios over at Pinterest. I think I'd need a few lottery wins to get to that level of awesomeness. Alas, my needs right now are for function more than aesthetics. I can tackle that challenge at a later date. You know, once I become famous and make tons of money on my blog.


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

Unpacking is a major pain.

I've been feeling the urge to art after almost a week of not doing anything creative. It's like an itch that you need to scratch but are unable to reach. Talk about a tortured artist. (c;

I recently moved and despite my best intentions of packing art supplies with art supplies, all the important tools that I really want to work with are now MIA. My gelli plate is only 5X7" and it can fit in the nooks and crannies of boxes pretty easily, so I'm fairly certain it's just playing a game of hide and seek. It's almost as bad as a needle in a haystack except that this needle is clear and in its original packaging. I hope I find it soon.

Is this what it feels like when you quit smoking?

I've been trying to organize my new bedroom and art space but it has been slow going due to fatigue that comes with my depression. I actually went to the store today and was bummed that they didn't have the table I want to use, so now I'm trying to decide if I want to wait until it becomes available or find another option. The jury is still out.

I'll make sure to post photos when it is all organized and "photo ready," assuming my camera presents itself around this time.  Thanks for reading!

It begins.

I have gone back and forth on whether or not I wanted to create a blog to show off some of my art journal pages. It seems like everyone has a blog these days and there aren't enough hours in the day to keep track of what everyone is creating and sharing, let alone talking about, so why would they have time to bookmark my blog when there are so many others that are better, more creative, and insert self-defeating reason here? Creating this blog is my answer to my inner critic.

It's entirely possible that no one will see this blog and what I post. I've decided that is perfectly fine. As art journaling is more about the creative process than it is the finished product, this blog is more about documenting my thoughts and feelings about my creations. It's not about how many readers I get or if the big people (*waves sheepishly at Dina Wakley*) know my name. It's about me being me and doing what I want to do without any thought to the numerous reasons why I shouldn't, whatever they may be.

We're flying free, my friends, and it's time to soar into the big, bad world and see what stares back at us. Here we go.