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Art Journaling Bits And Pieces

I've started a new project.  A daily art journal.  I've been doing it for a few weeks now.  And I wanted to share some of my favorite bits and pieces:

My very favorite face so far.  I still make the eyes too big, but I'm getting better (and faster)!

I'm obsessed with this tulip shape.  That's a stamp I carved and I love it!  I can't stop stamping it on absolutely everything!

I'm going to have to do this on a scrapbook layout.  A painted frame with a photo stuck on top.  I love the look!

Butterflies seemed rather perfect for the statement: powerful but delicate. 


Sassafras Lass scraps, a bit of Prima paper, and a skinny outline of a heart cut from a book page are the base of this little piece.  I painted over things with gesso and watercolor crayons and stamped over them with Archival ink.
I'm loving using punchinella as a stencil (the red dots) and collaging leftover bits of paper everywhere!

And now, a host of Christmas images from more recent days:

I've been using a nib pen a lot lately.  Not loving this particular brand of india ink (notice how it's not waterproof -- smudgy writing in the tree), but I bought some new ink the other day that I've been much happier with!

I'm in love, in love, in love with the yellow tape on the right side.  I bought it at Dick Blick and I can't stop putting it on stuff.  (And yes, that does say "breakfast cannoli."  My husband went out exploring one morning and came back with cannolis from a local bakery.  We decided that you have to eat cannolis right away, regardless of the time of day, otherwise they get soggy.  A sound decision.  Plus, I got to play with the twine!)

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