Friday, June 8, 2012



I’ve never been there in person, but in my mind, a thousand times…..

Paris…the City of Light…


…or, as I put it in my art journal, City of Lights—see my little lights going across the pages?  An attempt, anyway…

What a thrill to visit this beautiful city in my imagination, thanks to the lovely invitation from Anita


Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to wander the streets…just get lost?


I really do see a rosy hue surrounding the images in my mind when I think of Paris…”la vie en rose”, right?

image Someday, perhaps, I’ll make it there.  But, until then, I’ll be…


Thanks so much for joining me on my journey today…linking up to Castles, Crowns & Cottages’ “Paris—Simply Irresistible” Link Party…merci beaucuop, Anita!


Paris really IS always a good idea.

See you soon with something new…


Thursday, June 7, 2012

All Things British


I love this poster.  I just really, really do.  I love the look of it, the history of it--an inspiring story of courage and hope…and the beautiful British way of quietly “carrying on”.

So, of course I had to journal it.  A lot of it.  Two pages in my art journal devoted to my love of all things British—focusing on the poster and it’s history, which I found here.


Little bits & pieces of things found online…images, thoughts, sayings…a hand-painted “Union Jack” page & images from British-inspired stamps cover the pages…


Almost grafitti-like in its mish-mashiness, isn’t it?  But I like it this way….


I really AM glad my ancestors chose to come here 300+ years ago…chose to be Americans.  But, I also love those deep, deep roots of mine…





Wishing you a LOVERLY day…


Monday, June 4, 2012

Summer Fun


Hello, my friends!

It was my turn to share a few projects over at Vintage Street Market this week, so I thought I’d share them with you here, as well…

Summer is here!  Isn’t that a wonderful thing?!  In thinking up my projects, I thought of all that June brings…no more school, lazy days at the beach, Father’s Day, weddings…so many things!


A day at the beach inspired this miniature sand bucket piece.  A sweet little paper doll girl  perched on a vintage-inspired Bingo card…


…a layer of “sand” at the bottom made by scrunching up brown crepe paper and sprinkling it with chunky, clear German glass glitter—and shells & pearls, of course!

Then there’s Father’s Day…


This Dapper Dad paper doll was just the thing for this long, tall card—reminiscent of all the over-sized ones I’ve seen before from days gone by…


Wouldn’t you just LOVE to have a car like this now?!  I would!  {I think all I’d do all day is drive around in it…maybe it’s a good thing I just have a minivan!}  My Dad did have one very similar to this one…ah, the good old days!


And I just had to add another page to my growing art journal…this one featuring a favorite quote of mine from Audrey Hepburn…perfectly illustrated by this lovely, young 1950s girl…


It’s true, isn’t it?  

A pretty little border at the bottom finishes it off—a paper measuring tape, some lace & a few feminine touches, and that’s about it!


Wishing you many wonderful, lazy & inspiring summer days ahead…


{All products & images used in these projects are by the wonderful Vintage Street Market and can be found here.}