I need to spend more time art journaling. I love the idea of making my own book of artwork. To try new things. If it doesn’t work just cover it up and try again. The look of using old ledger pages or pages from books to mix in with your artwork is attractive. You can use different techniques with different mediums. There are no hard and fast rules here, just work at it and enjoy what you are doing. I have found a few pages for ideas to share with you. Just click on the picture and it should take you to the artist webpage
I had a young boy I was teaching to draw, when Valentine’s day was coming around I was trying to think of a subject that would fit the holiday, but not be too juvenile. So I decided we would draw the human heart. He loved the idea and did a great job. His mom is a nurse and he thought it would be the perfect Valentine for her. What brought this all to mind was this website I found where they are doing a swap for a Valentine using a drawing of the human heart. Check it out at Swap-Bot.
This is one of those sewing tips that you ask “Why didn’t someone tell me this before.” Such an easy little maneuver and yet can make the world of difference on how neat your corner looks. Thank you My Sweet Prairie for bringing it to our attention.
I like these chalkboard necklaces from Lil Blue Boo. They would be easy to make and she even has the printouts to add to the bezel. I would use dimensional glue instead of the clear nail polish, I am sure both would work equally well.
A heart bracelet would make a nice Valentine’s gift. This pretty bracelet is by I Spy DIY. You will need a little muscle to work with this gauge of wire, but that is what makes the bracelet keep it’s shape.
OK next time I find a Lego on the floor with my foot I am making it into jewelry! Can you see your kids face now when you are wearing his toys? I really like the Lego bracelet. Check them out at Instructables.