…the band plays on


…while you worry about what each note means, the band plays on.”  ~Mark Hartley~

I finished some pages in my “Teesha” inspired journal.  I’m a bit obsessed with all the cutting and gluing.  I wish I could find the perfect glue but it’s not happening.  Teesha Moore uses Tombow Mono Adhesive tape applicators .  I have tried it,  but I haven’t mastered it yet.  I like for the edges of my collage pieces to be glued down and the glue tape doesn’t allow for that unless you run it off the edge of the collage piece.  I’m finding that Elmer’s X-treme glue stick works best for me right now.  One has to be very careful or the glue ends up on the front of the collage piece…and I don’t like that either.  My pages lack depth…I think it must be lack of shading. I’m working on that.




Jane Davies mentioned this book as a good resource for faces….I ordered it from Amazon.  It is a book of paintings and drawings by Tina Berning:


Here are a few pages from inside the book:





I’m off to work on some 4×4’s.  Have great rest of the week!

Be… – Composition Art Journal

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I know I spent way too much time looking at art blogs yesterday 🙂  I found some (new to me) creative places: 

Anna Joy over at  Joy Cottage  does a little of everything…she  says she’s addicted to fabric. She makes name pillows, quilts and does graphic art to name a few of  her talents.  She has a giveaway going on for a free name pillow…read about that here  She has three prizes in all she’s giving away.  It ends this Wednesday (2-23).

Wendy at Craft Dinner  has bunches of fun things to check out…zentangles, tutorials, art journaling and on it goes.  When you click on Fun Things to Make at the top, it will take you to more mixed media ideas with tons of links to other places.

Cathe Holden’s  blog,  Just Something I Made,   isn’t really a new blog to me but I hadn’t been there in a long time.  Last May, I blogged about her ice cream cake recipe  that I made for Mother’s Day.  You can spend hours at her website.  She has a tutorial for a t-shirt scarf that’s so cute and scroll on down the page to see the jewelry she created from Shrinky Dinks.

I made a quick page in my composition journal this weekend too: