My hope is that this blog is like a visit between friends. I enjoy hearing from you and will try to reply to you in the comment section right after your comment, so stop back by and continue the conversation. - Patty

December 28, 2012

art journal 2013

There are so many things I should be doing right now...


Like the laundry...
Like taking down Christmas...
Like a little grocery shopping...

But instead my fingers are smudged with paint and gesso and I am having the time of life creating my first ever art journal.


It is such a great way for me to match my need to create with my love of words.  I am learning so much about myself in the process.


I hope to show you a peek every week or so and hopefully let you in on my growth as an artist.

For now, I better go wash my hands and figure out what's for dinner.

xo, Patty

linking to Art Journal Every Day...

26 comments:

  1. Patty, looks lovely! Sounds like you are enjoying yourself!

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. Patty -it looks great. What a fun thing to do- brings out the child in you, doesn't it? xo Diana

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  3. Oh I started this journey about four months ago and I am so HAPPY!!! I am equally as happy to hear you starting this journey. It is wonderfully therapeutic.

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  4. I'd like to hear more about this. Your images are so pretty.

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  5. did you do it?? amazing dear!!!

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  6. Beautiful.... keep discovering and exploring.

    Happy New Year

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  7. Loved seeing a bit of your art journal. The texture-y design on the terracotta colored flower pot really caught my eye. In fact, everything caught my eye. Wonderful work! Thanks for showing it to us.

    Happy New Year!

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  8. Looks like great fun Patty!! I love it!!
    xo Kris

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  9. What a lovely page. Your little bits of writing are so beautiful & the fabulous textures are so striking. I look forward to watching your journey.

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  10. Oh how fun! It looks great Patty, and no artistic endeavor is wasted. You can do the dishes any time:>)

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  11. Isn't it wonderful to create? Love your journal... the colors are beautiful. The dishes and dust bunnies ccan wait! Enjoy!

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  12. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!! for you! I have been wanting to do this also, you have inspired me. The other will still be there, but I bet this will be what brings you joy!
    Happy New Year!

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  13. I am in awe! I am a journal junkie. It is my best friend. How I would love to learn the art of journal making. You should make them to sell!!
    Found your blog from life at empty nest and am loving reading!

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  14. It's beautiful! I've been aching to do something like this. But I don't have your talent for it.
    Brenda

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  15. These pages are beautiful! Can you share how you are doing them?

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  16. gorgeous...you will always have laundry...express yourself

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  17. Love your art journal. You are doing a fantastic job.

    Judy

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  18. What fun! You have a wonderful talent! I came by form Brenda's. Happy New Year to you and yours! Anne

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  19. Saw you on Balzer designs, love your work! And your story is inspiring!

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  20. BEAUTIFUL! Love the colors too!

    xoxo Carolyn

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  21. Patty this is such amazing work! It has a Robyn-Marie Smith feel to it, who happens to be my favorite artist. Your work is so drawing in, the pot is just gorgeous and I really love your writing in such small but powerful words. Just phenomenal work! I must come back again...I'm so glad I am here! Blessings, Samara

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  22. What a lovely idea. Just love it! The pictures are exciting and evocative (for me) of summer holidays! Enjoy. Blow the taking down of decs that can be done tomorrow. Joan

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