Breathe and Plant A Garden

Ok. So, I am nearing the end of this Smash Book Overhaul. I don't often show myself in my art. I notice a lot of artists do and they take a lot of selfies. I'm not there yet. The "breathe" page I actually was petting my dog Buddy but somehow he got cut out of the picture when photocopied so I had to replace him with something. lol. a flower. Some washi tape, a partial picture of my cat Lucy, some torn paper of my art, and some art journaling. I kind of like this page because I look relaxed, like I AM breathing, which I probably need to remind myself to do more. Plant a Garden has pieces of paper distressed with citrasolv and more pieces of my torn art, some international newspaper, doodling with paint markers, and some journaling. I have a couple of pages left I feel that are worth sharing, but I'll save them for next week. I hope you've enjoyed my ride in this making this smash book my own art journal. IN case you don't know the story behind this, I found this Smash Book in my local arts/crafts store two years ago. It kind of reminds me of the pre scrap book era (although I've never been a scrap booker). I bought it for it's durable paper and a few interesting prompts. Mostly, I just had a lot of fun with it, making it my go to book while watching Netflix. I am sharing this hereand here If you haven't checked these places out, come and join the fun and or just have fun looking around. There's so much "good stuff." Thanks for visiting.


  1. Beautiful pages full of yummy details!!

    Hugs Giggles

  2. Love how you have filled the pages, so much to see, and the images and text joining together so well to make a whole! Have a great weekend! Valerie

  3. I understand the reluctance of showing yourself in the great big ethereal blogosphere, but you’re such a cutie you shouldn’t hesitate! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the 'walk' through your smash book! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Wow this feels like life. I really like it. Well done.

  5. Lovely work Jo. I think the fact that you were petting your dog Buddy was one reason why you looked so relaxed; he helped you take that needed breather.
    Have a great weekend.


  6. Your Smashbook is looking great! Love all the different faces from the previous post too. Such a great book to keep and look back to in years to come....