The “new” series of journals is numbered 1 through 6. The first 4 are 9 x 12, while #5 & #6 are 10 x 7.
Here is Number one, with coloring pages and random collages created during the first 3 months of the Covid-19 pandemic. I rode out the first 2.5 months with my love and the 2 cats in Lodi, CA.
And that’s the end of that.
Now I’m off to work on #s 2 through 6.
Five is going to be fun as it is all about my love…
I know I’ve been MIA for a long time, but my excuse is love.
That’s right, I’ve been love-drunk for months.
I met this sweet, caring, man 2 months ago and he has changed my world for the better. He inspires me and encourages me every day.
He has even helped to up my coffee game! I have an aeropress and an electric kettle now. Mornings are sweeter now.
Anywho…I am making art, making love, making a mess…We go for walks and bike rides and we want to go camping when it gets warm.
We are very happy right now.
My bestie, my Mommy, gifted me a new artist’s easel.
Isn’t it GLORIOUS?!?
I got to go to paint night at my library last night and worked on some impressionistic practice.
And in parts:
…and a lot of spots:
I learn more every time I paint…
Happy Autumn, ya’ll!
It’s the last one of the series…and almost as big as the blue journal.
There are more Slam Book type of pages in here…
But a lot of paint as well…
Rad-a-Tat is where I got my first tattoo:
Just trying to be helpful:
Joan of Arc:
Big pallet tester page:
Every day I wake up like this:
My second favorite page in this book:
Quoting Morticia Addams:
Norman Vincent Peale:
Playing with faces again…
They are shiny…
America? The earth?
This is my favorite page in this book :
It me again!
From a wall at AA:
It just takes a long time…
Been told yes…
Message from my Brother:
What a shame:
Reality just gets in the way…
In the greenery:
Sleep is my favorite thing.
And that is the last of this series. I started 6 journals over 3 years ago and now they are all ‘done,’ as much as they can be. I usually don’t go back and add anything to the pages later. That’s not to say that I can’t. Because its ALL MINE and I can do what I want with it all!
So…now I have 6 new, blank books waiting for me to get started on a new series. No pressure at all, as I currently have 22 more backgrounds to create for my friend’s book…
This is the biggest book I’ve made so far…It’s the thickest, even with pages stuck together on purpose (for strength)
Good times with stickers:
Talking to Ponyboy…
I scare more than cheerleaders, but still…
Decided to try making faces:
I love the Fall…
There’s a lot of Art here:
Smash book style:
Trying to stay that way:
Not achieved thus far…
It’s crazy here…
Was at the demonstration. Grateful that there were trucks blocking vehicle access to us.
Give it a shot
I played the Bond Villain in this show:
AM a mermaid!
Back when it was fun:
Then it stopped being fun:
Don’t let me stop you…
Try to stay:
Saw Eddie Izzard with my friend, Natasha:
This will be finished once I print the photos of my #1 nephew and I at this event:
Not too subtle?
Can you hear?
It’s all about the color
Seriously. Fuck. ICE.
My beautiful friend…
Reminds me of Merry & Pippin
That’s a lot, I know…I made it and I’m impressed, too…the biggest one, as I said…56 photos is a lot.