an Artist with a Journal

 

“There, in the chords and melodies, is everything I want to say.
The words just jolly it along.
It’s always been my way of expressing what for me is inexpressible by any other means.”

David Bowie on expression

 

 

Latest Activities…

Leafing through Memory Lane

Have you ever reread your old diaries? A gruesomely hot and long summer is behind us. And I'm so glad. How did you get through? The Viking blood I must have in my veins was seriously uncomfortable in the heat and I did little more than read 21 books. I'm so glad we...

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End of Summer Books

Hello dear reader, Are you still there? Or did you melt this summer? Boy, was it hot, wasn't it? The area where I live is normally cool since it's close to the sea. But this summer all that once was normal, evaporated in the heat. The viking blood in me (which is by...

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When a girl discovers Jane Eyre

She barged starry-eyed into my studio, jumping and dancing around... Mr. Rochester had asked Jane Eyre to marry him after all! To the utter satisfaction of my daughter! It was nothing short from touching to see my teenage daughter swoon over a romantic novel dressed...

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And some more activity…

Color My Page Art Challenge: Green

June 2017's edition of the Color My Page Art Challenge: "Green" I think it's high time to get some structure in the Color My Page Art Challenge. Something I can now do because all my deadlines are made and I have time to fill with my own projects. So first thing I...

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Speedpaint and new Art Journal Pages

Speedpaint video + a little about gouache Last week I painted this floral pattern painting above. It was a wonderful, colorful and relaxing process that I wanted to share with you in this speedpaint. At the same time I was writing an article on gouache. I figured, why...

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Illustration Friday: Resist

Illustration Friday contribution Finally I had time to sit down and do another illustration for Illustration Friday! I've missed doing that and it's been a fab day working in between chores and errands. But the illustration is there. This week's theme was "Resist". I...

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Color wheel and meeting my unknown sister

The unknown sister Last Monday something VERY exciting happened. For the first time I met one of my YouTube followers in real life! Caroline visited our country and proposed to meet...which we did! We and our husbands spent an unexpected marvelous afternoon in the...

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New Color My Page Challenge + format review

Big Color My Page Challenge news!!! Hi everyone! It's been a bit quiet on my blog, but I've been brooding and producing...I have a new online art class coming up (news and sign up at the end of this week!!!) and I've reconstructed the Color My Page Art Challenge a...

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Life Book 2017 Sneak Preview

Life Book Sneak Preview Life Book 2017 has started!!! I checked out the first two lessons and it promises to be a good, very good year!!! I'm teaching two lessons in this wonderful year-long art journaling course...the bonus lesson I'll keep secret for now, but my...

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What resolutions did you make?

I never took New Year's resolutions seriously. But this year I have one. Racing cars and hyper-focus You see, I'm kind of a formula-1 racing car. I carefully engineer my plans and then I take off in a dash, leaving people amazed at the speed and noise with which I go....

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Best wishes and Life Book update

Hello from the cocoon, dear people...I've already retreated from the dark and cold outside into my warm nest, filling it up with lights and love, to celebrate the return of the sun...the longest night is already behind us on the Northern hemisphere... How are you...

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Color my Page #2: QoR watercolors demo and review

Ahhhh...finally I've been able to sit down and film the Color My Page demo and review of QoR watercolor paints! You chose colors that offered a bit of a challenge, but the paint was so fine it worked out nicely! Check out the photos and video below! What is the Color...

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My art is universal and flows from my journals. My journals are personal.

“What’s wrong with being personal anyway? Whatever else anything is, it ought to begin by being personal.”

– Meg Ryan in “You’ve got Mail”