My Newest Art Journal

Thought I would share my newest art journal with you and also the first entry that I've been working on in 5 minute increments while we are in the middle of a little remodeling.

It is handmade--not sure about the cover but the paper is handmade in India.
Hobby Lobby has these in the sketch tablet area.  Be sure and print
out a 40% off coupon before you go.  I just "google" Hobby Lobby internet
coupon and it comes right up.  You can use one coupon per day.  I have
a HobLob close to me so it really pays off.

These pages are just beautiful!

Here is a peek at my first entry!

I received a beautiful card by snail mail last week and wanted to preserve it.  I loved this
little part of it and wanted to keep it where I could look at it often.

Part of the card read "You made my day very beautiful" so I

added it larger to emphasize.  I wish I hadn't done it quite so large

but that is one thing keeping this journal is all about--helping me grow in

my art and make wiser decisions.  I am prone to  be very impulsive and

ruined many a nice piece of art work by impulsively adding something or

introducing a new color that just didn't work.  I am trying to learn restraint

which is very hard for me.

Thought you might want to see my messy workstation--

Hope your day was beautiful in every way today.

"A friend's a friend forever when the Lord's the Lord of them--"

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