Attentions Diverted!

I have gotten involved with 21 Secrets and after finally getting back to this blog have diverted my energies again!  I really recommend the groups and hope others come to join…I thought I got started late, but once in I feel at ease to go at my own pace and feel I will get my value several times over.  It’s not that I haven’t done any artwork….mostly journaling and I am posting there.

Here is an ATC I did finish recently:

…..come play over at 21 Secrets.  I’ll try to get back here, but definitely come check it out.



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Stitching added

So, my friend Steph’s comment on the last blog entry was to try some stitching….and since she is usually right with these things, I tried it out.  So here are the 2 pages, with stitching around parts of the edges and I think they are finished. Thanks Steph!


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Journal Pages, stuck

These 2 are side by side…neither feels fully finished, but I’m stuck here.  Any input?

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Journal Page

A journal page with a favorite photo I took years ago.  The photo on the left of the page I took looking through a tunnel at Central Park near the Bethesda Fountain.  There was a man playing an instrument in an unusual costume that everyone is looking at.  I just love the way the light floods in.  The geometric image along the top is a Frank Lloyd Wright piece.  The other images are from magazines.  The brown framing is Japanese paper tape.

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Playing….catch up

Another fairly recent journal page

Just a fun collage and tape entry.

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Uh Oh… bad.

I have been woefully neglectful.  Sometimes too much time creates a loss of focus for me.  No excuses, just mea culpas.  I have been neglectful of this space.  However, I have not been neglecting art….so there’s an upside, lots to catch up on.  I’ve been working on several journals, collages, and a few pieces I am working on to submit to CPS and Somerset Studio (so they will not be posted until I hear yea or nay).

To start, some  journal pages:

I still struggle with words…to add or not to add….As I look at them, the first page does feel like it needs written word and I think the second stands on it’s own.  The problem is even when it feels like words are needed I find myself at a loss, no words come to mind. Ahhh well, keep on keeping at it. TFL

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Zen Tangle Challenge-The Space Between

I have been obsessively tangling lately–no time even to post, must tangle 🙂

But in search of inspiration….draw too much water and the well does begin to run dry…I hopped over to the Diva’s zen tangle challenge blog (see the roll on the right) and saw this week the challenge was to work with the white space, the space between all those little lines…I needed to work on breathing space indeed and this one just created itself for me:



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