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. 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. 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.


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


  4. 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.


  5. 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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