Arts and crafts

A very short post tonight because it’s late and I’m tired.

Yesterday, I drew a mandala on a previously painted page in one of my art journals. This journal is almost full so I’m just trying to fill it up before the end of the year. There’s probably less than 10 pages to go.


And today, well tonight actually, I went back to an old craft of mine: a mini wreath ornament made from a wooden curtain ring. I picked seasonal colors seeing how it is officially fall now, which is my favorite season.


That’s it for today. I’ll be back on Sunday for the new schedule. Have a good weekend!

Friday fun

Finally Friday! I’m slowly getting used to my new schedule at work. It’s a little more work but I love it. Of course, more work means less time for creating but I still managed to draw a mandala last night. Actually, it’s the last mandala in this round book. 20 pages, 20 mandalas. I’ll try to take a picture of all of them soon to show you the variety. This does not mean that I’m done drawing mandalas, only that they’ll be in another book and maybe bigger…


Tonight, I had a little more time and decided to try something different. Earlier this week, I accidentally left a paintbrush out with some paint on it. Since it’s a cheap brush, it wasn’t a big deal but instead of throwing it out I decided to alter it. So I added more acrylic paint to the bristles as well as glitter glue, used alcohol inks for the metal part, light modeling paste on the handle which I then wrapped with some twine, neon ink on the rest of the handle, and cute googly eyes. I love it! Now I have to find a place for it!


Have a nice weekend and thanks for visiting!

Weekend update

In case any of you were wondering, I didn’t post on Friday because I had a long day of cleaning at work and an evening of dancing which didn’t leave much time for in depth creating and blogging. In fact, my daily art was a quick sketch on a previously painted journal page. When I looked at the page, I immediately saw the elephant shape and the lady bust so I decided to sketch Marie-Elephantoinette! See what I did there?!?


I will paint her at a later date. And over the weekend, I kept things simple again with some doodling on the painted branch for Saturday and a mandala on Sunday.

Finally, today, I altered my third and last clipboard. Once again, I only used acrylic paints (Americana and Distress) and stencils (Penny Black, The Crafter’s Workshop, and unknown for the fairies). And I decided that fairies were a great addition to go with the butterflies and birds.


I’ll show you when all three clipboards will be on the wall.

Thanks for visiting!

Clipboard number two

Today, I decided to alter my second clipboard. I have one more to do and the I’ll hang them above my computer. Once again, I only used acrylic paints, some light modeling paste and stencils. For the first clipboard I had chosen butterflies, this time it’s birds.

Here are the photos, showing the full clipboard and some details.

Products used were as follows:

Paints – Artist’s Loft, Americana and Hero Arts Ink Dauber; Stencils – Carabelle Studio, The Crafter’s Workshop and Prima Marketing; Light Modeling Paste from Liquitex.

I haven’t decided yet what I’ll do on the 3rd clipboard (flowers, owls, cats…) so if you have any suggestions, feel free to let me know in the comments below, on Facebook or Instagram.

Thanks for visiting!

Back in action

It’s been almost 6 months since my last post. Where has the time gone? 

I’ve been keeping busy, creating art daily. For those who follow me on Instagram or on my friends list on Facebook, you have already seen what I’ve done. For the others, you will have to be patient but I promise that I will show the things I have done. So far I have worked on Zentangle coasters, ATCs, mini collage, 3d cards, mandalas and index cards (the latter for 2 months.) For the month of August, I decided on a free-for-all approach instead of a specific technique or substrate.

Today, I decided to alter a clipboard. I wanted it to be full enough to hang on the wall as art but not so full that I couldn’t use it to hold other things such as inspiring images and/or words. I’m very pleased with the result. See for yourself! I’ll list the material used below the photo. 


Artist’s Loft acrylic paints in Violet and Phthalo Blue

Americana acrylic paints in Lemon Yellow, Flamingo, Orange Sherbet, Chartreuse and Coastal Waters

Stickles in Diamond (not visible in the photo but it’s on parts of the three yellow butterflies.)

Stencils from Prima Marketing: Finnabair’s Butterflies and Drops; The Crafter’s Workshop: Butterfly Meadow; unknown brand for the dragonfly and ornate butterfly
Thank you for visiting my blog. My plan for this month is to blog at least 5 times a week to show you everything I’ve created so far this year. Hopefully, I’ll get back into the habit of blogging regularly this way. 

See you tomorrow!

My summer journal – Mon journal d’été

To those reading my blog on RSS feeds, sorry for some old posts showing up.

I told you I was in the mood to make journals, didn’t I? Well, of course, I had to make myself a bigger journal for the summer! Of course! I wanted a lot of pages but in different sizes and textures. So I grabbed about 50 papers, envelops, tags, etc and bound them with my Bind-it-All, using an old book to make the covers. The book was covered with an adhesive plastic but I peeled it off. It left the surface slightly sticky so I sanded it lightly before adding pieces to it and binding the journal. I like this format and will probably make a few more like this with the old books I saved from the recycling bin.

Je vous ai dit que j’avais le goût de faire des journaux, non? Bien, évidemment, je devais me faire un plus grand journal pour l’été! Évidemment! Je voulais beaucoup de pages de différentes grandeurs et textures. Alors, j’ai pris environ 50 papiers, enveloppes, étiquettes, etc et les ai reliés avec ma machine Bind-it-All, ainsi qu’un vieux livre pour les couvertures. Le livre était couvert d’une pellicule plastique autocollante mais je l’ai arrachée. La surface est restée un peu collante alors j’ai sablé le tout légèrement avant d’ajouter des éléments et de relier le journal. J’aime ce format et je ferai probablement quelques journaux de plus comme celui-ci avec les vieux livres que j’ai sauvés du recyclage.

>Project ReStyle #13


Last week, I didn’t feel like coming up with a ReStyle. But this week, I had the perfect canvas, so to speak. A sturdy cylindrical box which used to hold green tea. Some paint, grunging up and embellishments later, I have a love container to hold pens, pencils and other writing tools. (I am having fun playing with my photos in Gimp!)
La semaine dernière, je n’avais pas le tête à faire un ReStyle. Mais cette semaine, j’avais le canvas idéal, si on veut. Une boite cylindrique solide qui contenait du thé vert auparavant. Une peu de peinture, un peu de “salissage” et des embellissements, j’ai maintenant un beau contenant pour des crayons, stylos et autres outils d’écritue. (Je m’amuse avec mes photos dans Gimp!)

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