More Playing in the SMASH book

I started with this
and came to this
and this
I don't know where I'll end up next, but I'm having fun. I hope you are, too.


My Fairy Godmother and Smash

A couple of days ago my fairy godmother paid me a visit. She really did...... through the postal mail......... I recieved an envelope with a card that said......... I had a bit of extra fairy dust to share and this is for you......... cuz I love you. I have been seeing and reading about these new SMASH books. Do you know about them? They are supposed to be a kind of memory book, you know a place to store all those things you'd throw in a box or a drawer from that special moment or memory. There are all kinds of products to buy to go in to these books like tags and clips and all kinds of miscellaneous ephemera, which I'm sure is how they get you sucked in, and that's the intent. The books themselves are kind of neat in that they already have the lay out or ideas on the pages, simple words or sentences to start or spark an idea. The pages are pretty sturdy card stock, which I was drawn to, especially after spending so much time with my flimsy Moleskine. I think this book is kind of like a beginners art journal. If you're not sure where to go, what you want to do, the ideas are already laid out for you. Maybe art journaling/diary or scrapbooking 101. They come with a glue stick/pen all in one, so you can glue, write, doodle, and run. Smashing! Someone really was NOT smashed when they conceived this. Or maybe, they were.
Lo and behold a SMASH BOOK appeared..... thanks to my fairy godmother.
The afternoon and evening that it snowed here was a perfectly smashing time to play in this book. Here are some of my pages I started and some ideas in the works. I mean, come on!! I can sit on the chaise lounge with my in-the-van creativity bag and watch netflix while working in my SMASH book. I think I'm supposed the have a R symbol here each time I type SMASH , but I am too lazy to remember how to type it.
Miss Callie was keeping me company. So, my advice is to be careful. Don't get smashed. You might find you'll have too much fun, especially if your man is away. Thank you, fairy godmother. I love you, too!


In the Van

You may remember that I do much of my art work in my van in the morning before I go into my work place. I pull out my "creativity bag" and there I sit for 20 minutes or so. It's a challenge navagating watercolors, glue sticks, torn paper, markers on my lap, but it brings results....... slowly. Here is another page and some closeups of the small, now very delicate, moleskine book. The paper in this was not meant, I'm sure, for gesso, or other glues used for resist, so I've been taping, repairing pages as I go a long.
It snowed here last night. Somehow MY MAN seems to be absent when this happens. I told him if he wasn't able to reach me on SKYPE, just look outside. I'd be the one with the "kick ass boots" and the shovel. Thanks for stopping by.


The Messy Journey

In the middle of all this mess
In the midst of all this mess..........
I made this.
I am trusting the mess. I am trusting the journey.
Time to clean up the studio so I can do it all over again. Thanks for stopping by.


Bindweed Rainbowfiller

Someone sent me a link to a site that generates fairy names. You put in your name and it generates a fairy name for you. Mine came out as Bindweed Rainbowfiller!!! Ha ha ha ha!! Just call me "Bin" for short. I like the last name. Rainbow filler; the one who fills rainbows. Kinda cool. While I am imagining what she looks like, I started filling this rainbow page of watercolors with doodles.
Thank you for visiting. Please come again. Bin



I'm trying to work on faces. That's my goal this year- to learn to draw faces. I found these gold doily things at Ben Franklin in the 4/$1.00 rack. I thought I could use them as stencils but they are way too flimsy, I think, unless you are spraying the paint on, so I cut them up as you can see. Also found in the special deal section were the little rub- on "Lily." stickers. You know the kind that you rub off from one paper to another with a popsickle stick and hope it comes off in one piece? She looks too regal to be a Lily. Maybe I should call her Queen Lily... Or Lilith....
Here's another journal page when I wasn't trying to draw faces. Thanks for visiting.