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my name is monica but now i'm better known as nana. i have recurring dreams about faraway places and wild animals running free. i love to create with paper, food and yarn and i love to share snippets of my life.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Art Journal Every Day - Day 15 (Last day for a while)

"There is magic in the unknown. Let the universe take your hand and show you things you have never seen before. Celebrate the miracles that will most certainly come." M. Beattie

Supplies Used
Green Izink for backgound
Distress Inks for edging
Water
Sissix Top Note Die
Scrapbook paper
Fairy Cut outs
Leaf and Oak Stencils


Green acrylic paint
Brown acrylic paint
Pitt pens in brown and black
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Pink Stickles
Gel medium
Date Stamp


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Art Journal Every Day - Day 14

"Write (send) a love letter. Your loving thoughts will touch them and your blessings will come back to you." Melody Beattie

Supplies Used:
Izink in Blue
White Doily
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Purchased envelope and latter paper
Water color paints
Recollections flower spray
Michaels Stamp -Bird
2 small red paper roses
Black Pitt pen
Date Stamp

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Art Journal Every Day - Day 13

"Remember to be kind. Remember to be loving. (Most importantly) remember to be happy!" 
- Melody Beattie
Supplies Used
Stampin Up punch
Light Green acrylic paint
Penny Black's 'Tutu Sweet' stamp set
White acrylic paint
Doily used as a stencil
White spray
Green ribbon roses
Water color pencils
Aquabrush
Pitt pens
Izink black pencil
Stickles
Date stamp


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Art Journal Every Day - Day 12

"Release your fears. Unclench your hands. Experience. Adventure, Let yourself live." M. Beattie
Supplies Used:
Teal Acrylic paint
White Acrylic paint
Blue Acrylic paint
Printed text
Sissix birdcage and bird
Making memories keys
wire
Izinks- Red,purple,orange
Unity stamps
Pitt pens
Izink pencil - black
Archival black ink
Date Stamp





Monday, September 15, 2014

Art Journal Every Day - Day 11

"Nurture the seasons of your soul. There is a purpose and value in each day and season of your life.The more you study nature the more you will learn about yourself." Melody Beattie


Supplies Used
Prima Bloom Girl stamp 'Summer'
Jumbo Pitt Pens
Small black pitt pens
Faber Castel gelatos
Black Izink pencil
Versamark ink
Silver embossing powder
Stickles
Asst. rubber stamps
Stazon black ink
Date Stamp


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Art Journal Every Day - Day 10

"Enjoy the view. Look around.See all the landscapes - valleys, oceans, plains, and yes, mountaintops. That's what life is : all of it." - Melody BeattieSupplies Used
Artist Paints Water Colours
Burnt Umber
Gamboge
Pale Green
Deep Green
Dark Green
Sap Green
White
Yellow Ochre
Cerulean Blue
Lemon Yellow
Derwent Inktense pencil (Black)
Brushes
Water
Date Stamp

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Art Journal Every Day - Day 9

"Forgive yourself and be free and see how good forgiveness feels."- Melody Beattie
One colorful napkin
Cactus Izink
White acrylic paint
sponge
Unity stamp
Staz On ink - Black
Pitt pens - Large - Red and Black
Pitt pen - Medium


Friday, September 12, 2014

Art Journal Every Day - Day 8


"Your heart will guide you through. - Go back to our heart. It will always lead you home." - Melody Beattie
Supplies Used
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Vintage photo, Fire Brick
Dina Wakely Mask
Somerset Studio Washi Tapes - Paris
Small roses sprayed - 'Sprinklers' -color Red Wagon
Lge. Roses sprayed - 'Mr. Hueys' - color Marble
Assorted scrap paper/cork paper
Small Black Pitt pen - Med.
Brown stickles
Sissix Hearts and BigShot machine
Rusted paper clip
Date Stamp

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Art Journal Every Day - Day 7

" Learn to say goodbye and open yourself to the new hopes and dreams of today."- Melody Beattie
Supplies Used
Watercolor Inks- black,indigo,blue,yellow and white
Black Pitt pens - fine and medium
Sprinklers 'White Doily' spray
Date Stamp


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Art Journal Every Day - Day 6

"Let your creativity blossom.Creating brings you into harmony with the universe, yourself and the rhythm of life." M. Beattie
Suppies Used
Dyusions Sprays
Izkinks
Photo printed on copy paper
copy paper
Scissors
Acyrlic paints
Pitt pens - Black
Scrap of foil mailing envelope
Diamond bling
Date stamp

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Art Journal Every Day - Day 5

"Trust each moment. Don't just take the trip.
Let yourself enjoy the ride! " - Melody Beattie
Supplies Used
Printed text
White acrylic paint
Beige acrylic paint
Blue acrylic paint
Stampin Up stamp set
Washi tape
Michael's bicycle stamp
Tim Holtz lge-journaling ticket 
Stampin Up inks
Date stamp




Monday, September 8, 2014

Art Journal Every Day - Day 4

"Learn the power of humor. It will take you a long way. And it will help the road you travel be more fun! " Melody Beattie
I forgot the 't' in lighten up! lol!


Supplies Used
Small Pitt pens - Black Med. and Fine
Faber Castel watercolor pencils
2HB pencil
Date stamp

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Art Journal Every Day - Day 3

'No matter what you are going through, your heart can be at peace.' Melody Beattie


Supply List

White cardstock
Martha Stewart Metallic Gold paint
Gold Mica flakes
Sm. white doily
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Skeleton leaf
Metallic thread
White lace
Scrap of script paper





White pearl embelishments
Michaels butterfly stamp
Stampin Up Bird punch
Tim Holtz phrases stickers
Date stamp

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Art Journal Every Day - Day 2

"Life is always moving, changing, shifting to its next shape. Trust the new shape and form of your world." - Melody Beattie

Supplies Used

Acrylic paints - Black, Dk. Blue, Light Blue,Yellow, Orange, Red and White
Printed image
Green printed paper
Brush ends to make stars
Stampin Up Letter Stamps
Stampin Up White Craft Ink
Archival Black Ink
Sharpee Ultratfine
Date Stamp


Friday, September 5, 2014

Art Journal Every Day - Day 1

"The dance of life is taking place with the rhythm of the universe." - Melody Beattie
I am starting out on a new adventure where I am going to do a 30 minute art journal every day just for the sheer sake of playing! My inspiration right now is my book Journey to the Heart by Melody Beattie.
Supplies used:
Dylusions Spray - Pink Bubblegum
White acrylic paint
Brown acrylic paint
Gellipad printed paper
Golden gel medium
Large Black Pitt pen (brush tip)
Small Black Pitt pen (fine tip)
Gathered Twigs Distress ink
Recollections floral embelishments
White small doily
Brown splatter paint
pencil
brushes
scrap paper
pink stickles
PS
Yes I know I spelled 'rhythm' wrong!

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