Friday Links and more…

Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces.
 Og Mandino quote (American Essayist and Psychologist, 19231996)

It’s been a busy week.  It’s raining again….very cool weather for this spring.  Grandson’s graduation was last night and Awards night on Tuesday.

This page is from my altered book journal.  I started with ink dribbles.  There’s no acrylic paint on this page…I used Caran d’ache crayons and some oil pastels.  I used a dip pen in acrylic ink for the black lines.


close up:


and another close up:




hosted by Daisy Yellow

Link#1 – This a website that hasn’t been updated recently but is well worth a look.  If you interested in seeing other artist’s sketchbooks…check this link out. Book by Its Cover by Julia Rothman.

Link#2 – New design magazine…there’s three issues to see here:  Do What You Love for Life 

Link#3 – I love Joana Carvalho’s color sense and style.

Link#4 – Truth seeker and artist Cynthia Lee at  Spirit Uncaged

Link#5 – Terri over at Artful Affirmations has some free video tutorials. I liked her video on making your own fairy house.

17 thoughts on “Friday Links and more…

  1. Cynthia Lee May 17, 2013 / 11:43 am

    Wow! Thank you so much for the link love! I am on my phone right now but will check out the rest of the links later.


  2. Deborah Weber May 17, 2013 / 1:31 pm

    Love your page! And a fun set of links to explore – thanks.


    • Mary May 17, 2013 / 7:02 pm

      You are welcome Cynthia….Thank you Deborah!!!


  3. lee May 17, 2013 / 2:31 pm

    i happen to love your pictures, full of beautiful color and texture, now off to check out the links


  4. Danielle May 17, 2013 / 2:48 pm

    Beautiful colors on those pages.. In answer to your question on my blog about the pink blossoms – I honestly don’t know. I’ll have to ask my Dad. Lol. Loving these links you’ve been putting on your blog.


    • Mary May 17, 2013 / 7:05 pm

      Ok Danielle….I was just curious. Thank you for your comment!


  5. patricianyc May 17, 2013 / 3:03 pm

    Ooh!! Your journal page is so delicious!! Love, love, love it!! Beautifully done!! Off to explore your links! 🙂


    • Mary May 17, 2013 / 7:06 pm

      Thank you for the high praise Patricia….I hope you enjoyed the links!


  6. gypsy999 May 17, 2013 / 4:54 pm

    Thank you!!! I’m happy that you have joined in our mission to share the link-love. I appreciate your contributions!


  7. Mary May 17, 2013 / 7:06 pm

    Thank you gypsy! I have enjoyed doing the Friday Links!!! 🙂


  8. Joana May 17, 2013 / 7:11 pm

    I’m very flattered to be included in such a juicy art list! Thanks very much!


    • Mary May 19, 2013 / 11:37 pm

      Joana…and thank you…your art is very juicy!!! 🙂


  9. Janet May 18, 2013 / 11:30 am

    Love that quote! And your journal spread is so luscious! The colors just jump out at me. Also thanks for the links. It’s always fun to find new blogs and new techniques.


    • Mary May 19, 2013 / 11:38 pm

      Thank you Janet…I love that quote too.


  10. spilledinkguy May 20, 2013 / 6:51 am

    We’ve been getting a bit of rain here, too, Mary… so nice to see such vibrant colors today… makes everything seem so much more cheerful!!! Very cool!


  11. Natasha White May 28, 2013 / 3:43 am

    I really, really love the work you posted. The lines and colour…they speak to me. Gorgeous work.

    Cynthia is incredible, and I am looking forward to exploring your other links. Thanks for sharing. 🙂


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