Saturday, November 29, 2008


I am so thankful for many people I have been blessed to have in my life.  You make my world complete.  I'd like to give thanks to non-tangibles as well...things such a peace (inside), art and my job working as a special education teacher working with learning and reading disabled children.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Work in progress

Just a quick post to show a work in progress. This is where I make my art, currently working on Les Petites Angels.....this is the first one.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Today I commit....

Today I commit to blogging on a regular basis. Today I commit to art journal daily, to get back on track with my diet and exercise routine, to love more and live deeply. Today I commit to preserve my memories and scrapbook regularly. I went to an all day crop yesterday and got rejuvinated. Today I woke up and felt inspired.

Had some fun at Here is my wordle "Today I commit". Check it out and have some fun. Will post my art journal page later....

I can't figure out how to get the picture of my wordle larger. Comment to me if you know how to enlarge images, thanks. Lyn

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Free & Alive

Today is an important day for me! It was five years ago that I began treatment for breast cancer and I want to sing to the world that I am happy to be free & alive..........

Friday, July 11, 2008

What I've been up to...Playing with Beeswax

I had this idea to paint my daughter and her friends at her dance studio.  First I drew a sketch then began playing with this idea.  I sketched the girls on canvas board and added collage elements and lots of layers.  I tried two new mediums on this painting:  Pearlescent liquid acrylic by daler-rowney and beeswax.  Here's my project....

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

It's been a busy month....

I can't believe June is almost over! I have been busy winding down the school year. My twins are 'Moving Up' tonight which means they are graduating from middle school. I have been making art, thugh, and working in my art journal. Here is what I've been up to. This is a painting I just finished, "Fairy Godmother, watch over me and my Cat." Let me know what you think....I'll be posting art journal pages shortly. I am working on Lesson 3,  part one of Artistic Alchemy, been collaging and exploring self....

Tomorrow is the last day of school, I am a teacher, and I am looking forward to spending more time journaling.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

New favorite blog site...

I came across this blog site by Keri Smith called The Wish Jar. I instantlyly tuned into her personal style and the books she authors, such as Wreck this Journal. They are interactive and FUN..FUN...FUN... I am going to put them on my wish list. The non-planner is my first choice

Go to Keri's website and check her out Let me know what you think and if you are interested in checking out her books with me.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Pages from my art journal...

I have been journaling regularly.  My favorite piece right now is the 'Defining Me' page.  It is also a work in progress as I have been defining and re-defining myself these past five (5) five! years since treatment began for breast cancer in July of 2003.  I think I'll work on the next page today as I have had some reconstructive surgery 3 weeks ago and the image of myself has changed, both internally as well as externally.  

The only thing constant in life is change and if you're not're not growing.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Make art with me....

I have long been a fan of Samantha Kira, aka A Girl and her Journal and her Youtube site, . Check out her blog site, too!!!! . I have joined her summer 2008 workshop, Artistic Alchemy for $15, requested - not required - and have started prepping my pages for the workshop start on June 2. MAKE ART WITH ME!!!!! gO GET A BINDER, A JOURNAL OR CARDSTOCK AND BLOG WITH ME. I'm a girl with a journal, too.

Friday, May 16, 2008


It has taken me a while to find my groove but I think I've got it.  Art makes me happy, my journal has become my happy place, my refuge.  In December I committed to making art every day and so far I've ben pretty consistent.  Now I have to commit to blogging on a regular basis.  Anyway, here are some of pages....

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Mixed Media With Suzi Blu: yOu aRe an aRtist!

This one's for you, Lynn. Suzi inspires me to be an artist...let me inspire you. MaKe aRt wiTh mE!!!!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Learning to use a scanner...

This morning I spent hours learning how to scan, find and upload images. I am making progress! I am having difficulty now adding an image to my post but will keep trying. It took a while but I finally got it, Make Art...bee happy!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Today's the day...

Today is the day I start blogging! I set up the account weeks ago and everytime I go to write something I sit staring at the screen. Though I am proficient in computer use a blog is something so new to me it scares me. Anyway, today's the day! I am even going to try to post some of my art journal pages, I'll probably need my daughter's help.
This is my first art journal entry, December 25, 2007. I bought myself a moleskin journal, some watercolor pencils and cut out snowmen from wrapping paper and cards and started to create. I'll post the completed page and all pages thereafter later.

I am a youtuber, too. Visit my youtube site to see who I am checking out. I do not have any videos posted as that really intimidates me but I enjoy learning about my new craft, art journaling and mixed media art. Go to
I am having fun in cyberspace!!!!