Thursday, May 31, 2012

weekend with my art friends

I recently had a weekend art retreat with a bunch of my art girlfriends.....

I started out taking the Bainbridge Island Ferry from downtown Seattle. I haven't taken this ferry before AND they are doing all of that road construction down there because they are taking down the Alaskan Way Viaduct....I still drove straight there without even printing directions  :) 
a good sign for the coming weekend

leaving the big city behind me

these cuties showed up around dinner time 

Penelope decorated this handsome chap

Gwenilicious showed up Friday after work (on the left in red;)  )

Tina, Celeste, and Rose busy in their creative zones

Celeste and Pen taking a break in the living room

a.k.a. The Library

Rose at our show and tell

Celeste showing us her journal for Em


and her Kansas Sunflower journal

Catherine showing us her mosaic journal

Marilyn showing us her zillion-layered small secrets journal-incredible amount of folds, flaps and hidden treasures

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Look at this artsy journal I won!

Caatje, a journal artist who's blog I read has a giveaway every year on her birthday - all you have to do is leave a comment. So, I left her a comment and ended up being the lucky winner of this beautiful handmade art journal!

it arrived wrapped up like a birthday present...

 look at these yummy papers

and these extra goodies too!!! 

 inside front cover pocket - with artsy little flower paper clips 
***sigh - so cute!! ***

inside back cover pocket-with more extra paper goodies

Thank you Caatje!!