May 15, 2008

build it and they will come......

"it" being a new journal and "they" being my thoughts
Yes people, I've actually been in my studio playing.
{look at that mess}
I've probably lost all of my "art buddies" since it's been FOREVER
that I've posted anything art related.
So if you're still out there, I've got some journal pages ready to share with you.
This is my first moleskin to work in....
thanks to Suziblu.
{don't you just love her and want to spend a day with her?}
It's a longer, skinner moleskin
and obviously I had a hard time
trying to photograph
2 pages at once.

I'm not sure which one she uses,
but I liked that this one had watercolor paper in it...
I like that heavy feel !

I used the "regular" stuff...
magazine everything, rub-ons, markers and paint

and tons of my scrapbook paper...

some words from the newspaper

and my new favorite thing...
paper drywall tape.

I love using the magazine "real simple"
and the catalogs "anthropologie" and "toast."
Can you tell that the picture on the right is a mug of tea ?
{actually it's probably coffee, but since I hate coffee and LOVE tea, it's tea}

And these two pages are my favorite, so far.....
between my love of a good beach and the saying on her hat...
well, it's just so me.
{you should be able to click on any photo to enlarge it}


  1. Wahooo!!!!! Beth art!!! Love it!! How did you do the circles? Free hand? Watercolors? Great pages!!!! I love Suziblu too!

    Did you have fun? I bet you did. Was Sophie snoozing right by you while you did this stuff? How long have you had the moleskin before starting?

    so exciting!

  2. Wow Beth! You're new journal is wonderful! I came over here from your comment on Suziblu's blog. Isn't she just fabulous? :) Seeing her moleskine made me go out and buy one, but I haven't managed to do much in it yet other than sketch ideas for future paintings, but I do love it! :D


  3. I am totally rocked out and wildly impressed! What extraordinary productivity and so gloriously creative! I particularly love the SING panel, but oh -- all of them. What an array of colors, materials... You go, girl! Is there a new muse in town?

  4. awesome!!! beth, your journals are really the best..

  5. Hi Beth,
    I am really enjoying the style of your journal - great pages!

    I love your blog banner!

    Thank you so much for all of your kind words.

    Have a great weekend!


  6. AnonymousMay 16, 2008

    yum~~these pages are so delicious!! I'm so inspired by your work!

  7. AnonymousMay 19, 2008

    Dear Beth, I am SO glad I came over here today, I LOVE your art, it is just beautiful. I am so inspired to try something like that, I wonder whether I could do it??? Hmm, I love scrapbooking and I have a lot of scrap papers, I must have some of that tape I think you called it 'drywall' tape, not sure what it's called in Oz but I must find some, what a great way to add a bit of texture and a bit of something! Also my dear, thank you so much for your continuing support through this journey of mine through cancer, I appreciate it very much, love and hugs to you Jen xx (keep on making art, please!)


**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth