Monday, March 6, 2017

Mixed Media Journal Page

Good Morning :)
 Another page from my 2017 journal. Sketching/doodling and using textured mediums and paint. I added a bit of stitching to the left side too. 

 I named this one "Swim" as the doodle on the right page reminded me of a whale underwater.



Happy Monday!
T

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Art Journaling

Another page in my 2017 art journal. Collage, paint, markers, pencils, pen and ink. 
 My kiddos love blind boxes, so I often use the cardboard and collage them in to my books.
It is a good way of remembering what they were into throughout the year.


If I forget my journal, I tend to grab paper that is laying around. Such as this one.  
Washi tape is fantastic for adhering my scraps into my book.

Happy Tuesday,
Tanya

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

2017-Keeping Art Journals

Hello 2017,

Better Late Than Never,

I have decided to start posting again on blogger. I will post about books, art projects, and basic life happenings.


Here I have a page from my Art Journal.  My 2017 work in progress.  I started this one using my Dyan Reaveley Small Creative Journal, and Ranger Dylusion InkSprays. I purchased these supplies from Simon Says Stamp.

Once the ink dried, I sat with the page, and outlined the shapes that I saw with my Sakura Pigma Micron pens.  It ended up being a Rhinoceros.  I still may doodle on it some more, but I currently like the way she looks.

Happy Kreating!
Hugs,
Tanya

Friday, June 17, 2016

Recycling Envelopes

Hello

Just thought to show you what I have been up to.  I have been taking all the used envelopes from work, and sewing them together to make mini books.  I proceed to color and doodle on them.  Using them to journal, and to glue things into them that I can not throw out.  



I can take these mini books anywhere, and doodle on them to keep me busy.  Very handy while waiting on the girls when they are doing their activities.

Happy Friday!
Hugs,
Tanya


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Halloween ATC's part 1



A short and simple post showing 2 ATC cards I made with Eat Cake Graphics stamps

Top Card– 5033-D Bert Batula, 7077-E Skully flowers
Bottom Card 5082-D Crow looking forward

Still loving the small surface area that ATC's provide as creative space.

Now that Halloween is over, how long do you keep your decorations up?

Happy Krafting,
Hugs
Tanya



Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Noticing Project




Margery Leveen Sher, the Founder and Chief Noticing Officer of The Did Ya Notice? Project™, is a writer, speaker, entrepreneur, and executive. She also posts weekly "Noticing" essays on her blog, www.DidYaNotice.com.


I carry this book with me in my purse. It is the kind of book that can be picked up and read, over and over.  I often reach for it when I need a pick-me-up.  Each chapter has me looking at situations in a totally different light. It has me thinking, relaxing, and smiling.  I am able to include my family into the joys of noticing by using the "Conversation-Starter" section that follows each chapter.  There is nothing like talking at the dinner table, and bringing laughter into the house.

One of the fun prompts is to have the whole house make a list of their top 10 annoying things.  This prompt allows us to express ourselves, without being too serious!  There are no right or wrong answers, something both my girls like.  They are able to speak, be heard, and acknowledged for who they are. This book helps to bring out our individuality. Something that is to be cherished.

So our routine is changing!  We are noticing things more, due to the conversations we are having. I often send the girls to school and ask them to bring home a piece of new information.  Be it sight, sound, texture, scent etc.

I do admit, when I asked them how their school smelled, they looked at me funny.  When I continued to ask them the same question 2 days in a row, I finally got answers.  Hot Dogs, running shoes, and something odd that they could not pinpoint.  

So my friends, my question to you is;
"What does your place of employment smell like?"

To pick up your own copy, follow the links below to see where they are being sold.


I would love to hear what you get out of this book.  We could start out own conversation.

Happy Reading,
Hugs,
Tanya


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Happy Mail Zentangles




Here are some of the envelopes I "Zentangled" before sending them out in the mail.  It is a good way to tune out while tuning inwards.

Happy Krafting,
Hugs
Tanya