January 6, 2010

Here’s a short blurb from Christine Kane newsletter:

“Clarity trumps practicality. When someone is clear, and they take action from that place of clarity – then practicality has no choice but to move aside and let manifestation occur.”

Love it!


My first foray into watercolour. The pic above shows a small piece (2.5 x 3) painted on 140 lb watercolour paper. I made it to grace the front wrap-around cover of a new journal I designed.

A while back I bought myself a Winsor & Newton halfpan 12-set compact on sale thinking it was enough to start with but not enough expenditure if I found I didn’t like it.

Uh oh……I LIKE IT!

Took the watercolour paints out a few weeks ago looking for something different for my journals and this is what I came up with. Yummy!

Still experimenting with other paintings. I just love the mixed media aspect of these journals. It’s held in place on a piece of my hand dyed fabric with metal brads and staggered stitching.



Mystele, an artist friend

August 16, 2009

An online friend of mine, Mystele,  recently created a video  of herself working. Actually she does many video logs of her work and loads them on her blog, but I found this one very intriguing cause it is a fast frame with, no sound but the music she chose, playing in the background.

Have you ever wanted to be in someone’s studio as they worked, without them be conscious that you were there observing them? This is exactly what pulled me into this video. It was like taking a peak into her mind and see the art pour forth.

I found Mystele on You Tube in one of my late night forays looking at art for pleasure and inspiration and we started emailing…..I’ve been following her blog ever since.

She does great mixed media work and has recently completed a new “book” that she is publishing. I enjoy her work so much that I thought I’d share this with you. Here is part one (her posting apologizes for her hand being in the way in the beginning). If you’d like to see part 2 check out her blog.



See ya next time “In the Hayloft”,