Saturday, November 10, 2012

Weekend Journal

I have lots of artsy goodness to share with you this weekend, so lets get started!  First, here are my finished canvases currently on display at the 33rd annual East Shore Invitational Art Show.

"Watch Over Me", mixed media/acrylic 24" x 18"

"Shaman's Tale", mixed media/acrylic 11" x 14"

"Hope and Faith", mixed media 12" x 12"

"Tree of Life", mixed media/acrylic 11" x 14"

"A Mother's Love", mixed media/acrylic 11" x 14"

"Inner Knowing", mixed media/acrylic 12" x 12"

It was good to work on canvases for a change.  I'll be completing more canvases in the coming months.


Another really fun thing I did in the last couple weeks was to make 10 inspiration cards to trade with April Cole.  If you haven't seen her blog, you need to check it out because you're going to LOVE it!   Here are the cards I made for April:

And here are the wonderful cards that I received from April.  I enjoyed this swap so much that I'm going to host a swap myself very soon, so stay tuned. Thanks very much, April!


It's been a while, but remember my travel journal?  I'm still continuing work on my pages for our California journey.  It's been slow going due to technical difficulties like my printer running out of ink, resizing photos, using a new laptop, etc., etc., but I've finally have the first few pages almost complete.

California Day One

I still have lots of little details to add to these pages - as well as the other pages in my journal.  I didn't realize how time consuming this would be, but I also didn't realize how rewarding the finished product would be!

I'm going to be showing lots of little details, because I know "The Californians" are eager to see these pages!  Hopefully you'll get some ideas for your own travel journals too, like this little add in booklet. 

This is one of my favorite details!  I wonder what's behind the door?

This little detail was well worth the effort.  It tickles me every single time I open the door!

 The blue mosaic wall at the Sawdust Festival opens to reveal photos I took of the cards that I bought there.  I met some fabulous artists there and saw some fantastic artwork too!

Business cards glued back-to-back make great tabs!  "Thai Bite" is on this side, and "Zona's" is on the other side.

I have photos of my steak breakfast and mimosa for the big empty spot.  My captions and other details must still be added.

We had so many great adventures on the California leg of our trip that I'm sure I'll be working on this journal all winter.  I hope you enjoy seeing it!


Well, in my mind it's official:  Autumn is over with and we're now in the state of limbo that I refer to as "pre-winter".  All of the beautiful leaves have mostly left the trees now, and it's mostly cold and gray now.

Our second puzzle of the season has been completed - an autumn scene as a last-ditch effort from me to hold on to the season. 

Not to worry, though.  There's beauty to behold every day if you're paying attention.  Enjoy the beauty in your day, and have a fabulous weekend!



  1. The second painting is stunning and not only do I love the card swap, but I love the card art itself. Very creative!

    1. Thank you, Ana! I have to say I'm partial to that painting as well. xoxo

  2. What a mega post of deliciousness Angelia... adore your canvases.... absolutely beautiful... LOVE LOVE your inspirational cards... gorgeous... and love what you received from April too... they are wonderful... the journal... oh gosh... how fabulous is that door... it makes me smile too... happy weekend...

    Jenny ♥

    1. Thank you so much, Jenny! I can't wait to get a swap together because I admire the works of everyone who visits here. There's something special about holding something created by an online friend. :o)

  3. Love the paintings and the inspiration cards!

    1. Thank you, Fuzz! And thanks for taking time to comment! :)

  4. What an amazing abundanza of eye candy here. I especially love your canvasses. Just beautiful.

    1. Thank you so much, Jessica. I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit! :D

  5. Oh Angelia, I ADORE your paintings! Sooo beautiful. "Inner knowing" is my favorite, although the others are great too! You must be a success at the show! Lovely inspiration cards too, and your traveljournal is awesome. So many details ... such a joy to have in years to come ....

    1. Hey, Denthe! Thanks, dear one. "Inner Knowing" was a lot of fun to create. It was really something to see that figure emerge and become what it is. I love just holding the travel journal and bringing all those memories back to life! xoxox

  6. It's a joy to look at your paintings again...fell in love with them on Facebook ♥ Great Inspiration Cards and that Travel journal is AMAZING!!!!!! I know what I'll be doing for our big trip next year :0)

    1. Hi, Carol! I'm happy to hear that you're inspired to create your own travel journal! Thanks for stopping by and taking time to comment. xoxo

  7. The travel journal looks great! I'll have to use that as inspiration next time I scrapbook a trip.

  8. WOW!!
    Exploding with "artful" goodness here... LOVE IT!! :]
    Your painting are beautiful, thank you for the shout-out, and I really enjoyed your California journal book. Yes, that is L.A. TRAFFIC FOR YOU! ((sigh))
    Take care, enjoy your cards. ~xx

  9. I love the way the travel journal is coming together. It was fun seeing the process of preparation and now the filling up. Fun for me as this is my backyard and I enjoy seeing it through your eyes.


Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me! It's a pleasure sharing the creative world of art journaling with you. I love hearing from you, so comments and questions are always welcome.

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