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Art Journaling on Donna Downey work mat


So, I was in the art room last weekend wanting to do something-but not sure what, and I came across this  paper work mat I saved from a class at Donna Downey’s shop.  I thought it might be fun to fiddle with, so fiddle I did!

I had no plans -I just turned on my music and got to boogeying (I have no idea how to spell that)- sidenote: I have lately been accused of being a hippie and also “out there”- which I was assured was a good thing (?) Hmm..ok , if you say so- so basically, I was in there being a hippie apparently! I dunno, there are worse things to be called.

Anyhow- since I know you cannot wait another minute to see my magnificent hippie art……………………………….(that would be the drumroll)


I personally really love the look of the stenciled brick I did with modeling paste-which is laid over the printed brick pattern already on the paper-which is mostly visible on the top left part.  Sometimes I just have so much fun-and this was one of those times!


WOYWW #165


Wow! These weeks just speed by! Time for What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday at Stamping Ground– (even tho it’s actually still Tues. here).

This time the mess isn’t just mine- my daughter was up half the nite working on an art journal page and making a video of it! I haven’t even done that yet! She is busy editing it as I type.

Our entire art room is a mess- here are some photos.

This is actually a small table that usually doesn’t see this kind of action.

The reason my daughter had to work on the small table.


WOYWW #164


So, here it is, another Wednesday and time to show you what my creative mess looks like today ! Take a look at other “messes” and maybe post yours over at Julia’s blog.

I am on my second effort to put together a page for the latest WhiteWith1 layout contest. I had to totally trash the first one-FAIL!

This one shows promise if I can keep from screwing it up- that’s a big if!

Maybe you can see my carved stamps sitting there waiting to be used (not on this page tho)- My sweet son carved them for me. One day I will probably get around to doing my own, but for now- he is my go-to guy.


I was tempted to cover up my work, you know, just in case-but I trust you all 🙂 !! Who knows? It might end up right next to the last one!




It’s that time again- time to expose the soft underbelly of my workspace for Julia’s blog -Stamping Ground ( I missed last week because I accidently cleaned before I had a chance to take a photo-but it was a hot mess, I promise!

Here I was working on my latest journal page (which will be my next post)- I don’t know why all that glue is sitting there- I didn’t use any of it.

Well, enjoy looking at my mess- and if you think that is bad, you should see the rest of the room!