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    Fresh Mandalas

    "You are just in the middle of a struggle with words
    which are really very stubborn things, with a blank page,
    with the damn thing that you use to write with,
    a pen or a typewriter, and you forget all about the reader
    when you are doing that."
    ~Guillermo Cabrera Infante

    Experimenting with designs and formats in the 5x8" watercolor moleskine.


    Museum Wanderings

    "A sentence should contain no unnecessary words,
    a paragraph no unnecessary sentences,
    for the same reason that a drawing
    should have no unnecessary lines
    and a machine no unnecessary parts."
    ~William Strunk, Jr.

    my younger daughter's note reads,"they look like stripes of chocklet"

    The girls and I visited the beautiful Dallas Museum of Art, where we wandered amidst the paintings and sculptures and wound up in the hands-on material bar. At the bar, rather than singapore slings, a random selection of materials to create sculptures. Tape, hole punches, corrugated cardboard, squares of canvas, raffia, paper, etc. The limited array of options forced us to use our imaginations! There was a wall of materials where you add sticky notes with your thoughts, white materials on spools to add to the weaving-in-process, textured tables to create rubbings, and lovely natural light.

    Tell me about your field trips this week!



    "Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow,
    it only saps today of its joy."
    ~Leo Buscaglia

    18x24" strathmore watercolor paper, golden heavy bodied acrylics


    Art Journal: Renewed Rev 1.1

    "We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, that to secure these rights governments are instituted among men."
    ~ Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence

    18x24" strathmore watercolor paper, golden heavy bodied acrylics

    Yummy saturated color.

    More from this journal at Watermelon + Swirlie + Boxes.

    Here's an older series of three posts from 43 Folders, Making Time to Make (for creatives).


    Orange + Green

    "One of the most delightful things about a garden
    is the anticipation it provides."
    ~ W.E. Johns

    the first tomatoes of the season

    My older daughter and husband built this triangular structure and planted an upside-down tomato garden with 12 hybrid varieties. She loves tomatoes, so the watering, measuring, charting and graphing will pay off in tomatoes.

    the daylillies are blooming, with superhero blooms

    "The gardener's work is never at end;
    it begins with the year, and continues to the next:
    he prepares the ground, and then he sows it;
    after that he plants, and then he gathers the fruits...."
    ~John Evelyn

    weathered pottery, a gem amidst an old barn under construction

    mail art from hanna's postcard swap

    watercolored mandala art

    What color combinations inspire you this week?


    Step by Step Art Journaling 

    "The most difficult thing
    is the decision to act,
    the rest is merely tenacity.
    The fears are paper tigers.
    You can do anything you decide to do.
    You can act to change and control your life;
    and the procedure, the process
    is its own reward."
    ~Amelia Earhart

    I've secretly been building a series of step-by-step art journaling posts revolving around the idea that art journaling isn't one easily defined concept. It's really not a paint-by-numbers sort of thing.

    I've pulled together everything in one handy dandy post.

    Step #125: The Blank Page
    Step #137: Prepare Paper
    Step #167: Time for Art
    Step #239: Abstract Backgrounds
    Step #290: Creative Ideas
    Step #399: Art Supplies
    Step #414: Ephemera
    Step #516: Journaling & Writing
    Step #574: Create Journal Fodder
    Step #671: Document Your Process
    Step #716: Date Your Art
    Step #847: Title Your Art
    Step #887: Photograph Your Process
    Step #916: Photograph Your Art

    The big picture? Check out Art Journaling 101 {free}


    Art Journal: Falling Rev 1.1

    “A good heavy book holds you down.
    It's an anchor that keeps you from getting up
    and having another gin and tonic.”
    ~Roy Blount, Jr.


    18x24" strathmore watercolor paper, golden heavy bodied acrylics

    Squares of paint, a bit of collage, fun stuff like photographs of my mandalas, math formula notes found in a used book from the 1950s, maps, fabric. More from this journal at Tea Party + Watermelon.


    Three Little Accordian Books

    "My spelling is Wobbly.
    It's good spelling but it Wobbles,
    and the letters get in the wrong places."
    ~A. A. Milne

    Three folded books of groovy mandalas. Each section is roughly the size of an ATC. Drawn in Sakura glaze pens, which don't have the sharpest of nibs but compensate with a dreamy flow and a definitive texture. Check out Accordian Book: Quotes.