Be… – Composition Art Journal

I hope everyone had a great weekend.¬† I know I spent way too much time looking at art blogs yesterday ūüôā¬† 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:

Doodles for Today & Ice Cream Cake

I finished two more doodles today.  I plan to add my doodles to a painted background soon.  I used a Sharpie chisel tip marker for the heavy lines and a Sharpie ultra fine point for the thin lines.  On the second doodle, I did try Blick Studio marker but it tended to bleed a little much for my liking.

AFTERTHOUGHT:¬† When I posted this last night, I forgot to mention the Ice Cream Cake that I made for Mother’s Day.¬† It was wonderful and my family all loved it.¬† Two things, if you try this recipe….do not use carmel topping between layers (stick to the recipe) and do not press the cookie dough down into the bottom of the cake pan,¬† use it¬†as it comes from the package.¬† Here is the recipe on Cathe Holden’s blog…look around her blog while there, she has lots of freebie items to print out:¬†http://justsomethingimade.blogspot.com/2009/05/ice-cream-cake-at-firehouse.html