Category Archives: journal

The Meeting

Look who I met . Hanging outside in the yard .  Nesting atop the electrical meter. I looked because I’d made note to self last time I was in the yard to take a broom to the ratty looking nest. The nest looks much better with her in it. I chose to leave her there.  That way I feel I can at least offer some protection from the thuggish cats in the neighbor hood

Just short two weeks since I initiated this post. I call her Byrdie. Not very creative name but I check daily to see if she’s still there. Women have it hard. We must persist

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Journaling with Turquoise Nails

This time last year, journaling with turquoise nails.


I was dreaming of getting the GF1 I ultimately got, wearing a lovely blue nail polish, feeling blessed that summer furlough was over and planning for fall. Life is good in many ways.

Today it is back to work to start a new year.

Working on Inspiration


Been a bit short on inspiration lately. Thumbing through a copy of “Where Women Create”. I thought I would make some notes to “self” in my journal.

Scratching…Teesha Moore

I’m starting a new journal soon. My present journal has managed to last the year. I wanted to look into some new styles and product to use in a journal. It is a combination of daily notes, quotes, ideas, mind farts and photographs. A lot of information in one fat book. CSI would have a ball with it in my demise.

This morning I chose to peruse Teesha Moore’s blog. I had not looked at in a while. Her journals have been a source of admiration for some time. They are not exactly my style but worth admiration for the use of color and materials. Teesha has a series of videos that were big news to me! I had a wonderful time going through them with a pre-dawn cup of coffee.

The video series goes through the creation of a 16 page journal. It starts with the 22 x 30 sheet of Fabriano watercolor paper, folding, tearing and creating the signatures. The series ends with a fabulous collage  journal in the Teesha Moore style.

As a result of this enabling experience, I’m off to find a few new products for my new journal. Journal Salon is tomorrow. Always a joy.

Journaling in Color

I journal incessantly. I have gone through several evolutions over the years, but they are always a combination of day planner and visual journal. Not being in the best of moods the earlier part of the year, I did not use color on my journal pages. This was a big departure for me. As life began to right it’s self, I began to miss the color in my journals.

I love the texture that a painted page background can bring to a journal page. I use printed papers sometime as well as bits of ephemera. Teesha Moore does some fantastic visual journal pages. I have long admired her work and incorporate small items. It is a style I consider strongly in your face. My pages incorporate only small touches of her style. Lately, I have been impressed with the work of Genine. Her pages have just the perfect amount of white space and are very much a combination of day planner and visual journal.

I am loving the return to color in my pages. New supplies and ideas abound. there are always inspirations to be found. Look to magazines, other visual journal artists, television and what bits of life’s ephemera are placed in front of you.