How do you capture your travel memories?

I recently had a short 4 day trip to Sorrento in Italy.  It is so easy on a short trip to dash around taking lots of photos – but how often do we actually slow down and really see what is in front of us? I have found that since I have started to keep travel journals, I notice things that would otherwise have passed me by – like tiny flower ceramics embedded in the pavements…  How do you capture your travel memories?

For more detail on how I created my journal – see my post on Travel & Art

Another Art Journaling Giveaway!

WOW, we have such a generous community in the Art Journaling world, it seems I have been posting mostly about free workshops and giveaways recently! The latest delight is the opportunity to win one of Pam Carriker’s new DVD’s “Art Journaling Fast and Easy” – how’s that for an encouraging title!  Having completed several ofContinue Reading

Save money and help the environment when using paint

Tee over at Green Isle Crafts recently posted a very important article which she has kindly given me permission to reproduce here – Save Your Paint Water Save the Environment Acrylic paint is AWESOME because it’s soap and water clean up. However, that doesn’t mean you should pour it down the sink. Chemicals in theContinue Reading

Free journal making online workshop from L.K.Ludwig

I’m delighted to share another free treat with you today. L.K. Ludwig is offering an online workshop in creating and binding a journal from free materials. See what she says about the class – This project combines several techniques from my fourth book, Creative Wildfire. Examples of the book and the flaps can be seeContinue Reading

Art Journaling DVD's available

Kate Crane has produced two DVD’s on Art Journaling available from Traplet Publications From Kate’s blog – DVD 1 – ‘Art Journaling – Right from a blank page’ – you see me discussing colour theory, demonstrating equipment, and then preparing several backgrounds in my journal in real time. Because this is in real time itContinue Reading

PanPastels at the Patchings Art Festival

PanPastels at the Patchings Art Festival

I had a wonderful weekend at the Patchings Art Festival near Nottingham, despite the wind and rain on Sunday. I helped out at the PanPastel demonstration area and had the pleasure of meeting Berni Ward (on the left of the picture) the co-creator of these wonderful products, just look at all those luscious colours. IfContinue Reading

Chance to Win a great Journaling book

Chance to Win a great Journaling book

If you pop on over to Green Isles Crafts, Tee is offering one lucky reader a chance to win a copy of Cathy Johnson’s new book Artists Journal Workshop. But hurry, the opportunity closes on June 28th – here’s the link again Green Isles Crafts: Grid Prompt Page and Book Giveaway Good Luck!Continue Reading

Daily Art Journal prompts from Green Isles Crafts

Daily Art Journal prompts from Green Isles Crafts

Well, I can’t believe it is nearly the end of May and I have only just discovered the wonderful daily (well 6 days per week) art journal prompts being posted by Tee over at Green Isles Crafts. Some of the prompts have video tutorials such as this one on a Monochrome page. I love theContinue Reading

I’ve got my eye on you’ by Shelley Malone – Art Journal

I’ve got my eye on you’ by Shelley Malone – Art Journal

WOW! Shelley has produced a really impactful page here. Your art journal can be a great tool to work out the frustrations of the day… “There are layers of journaling around the outside edge of these pages. I didn’t want anybody to be able to read it – I just wanted to unload into myContinue Reading

Exciting Travel Journaling news coming soon….

Well, yes I know it has been very quite around here for some time now. That is because I have been working hard behind the scenes on an exciting new project. If you have ever thought about keeping a Travel Journal watch this space for an announcement coming in June…Continue Reading