Friday, May 9, 2014

A Busy Little Blog Post

There's a lot going on in this blog post this morning!

 First, I was so excited when I opened Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's Friday post this morning! Julie has a regular Friday feature called Art Journal Every Day. Each Friday she offers a post about her daily art journaling practice and will include guest artist interviews, photos of her art journal pages, tutorials, etc. Last week she did a post about the five basic art journal supplies she would recommend to a beginner art journaler and then asked her readers to submit a picture of the five items they would add to her list. So I submitted my photos and found this morning that Julie had included my photos in her post this morning. Thank you Julie! Here is the link: Balzerdesigns.typepad/artjournaleveryday

Second, I have a new tutorial on the blog: Altered Book Binder Journal. I have had so many requests for instructions on how I make my art journal binders from old books, I finally took some pictures as I made my most recent journal. Check out the tutorial page on the tabs at the top of the blog.

Last, I have some recent art journal pages for The Documented Life Project and The Art of Practising Gratitude challenge.

Doc Life Week 18 page spread
Doc Life wk 18 side 1
Doc Life wk 18 side 2

The Art of Practising Gratitude day 2: Positive

I hope your weekend includes time to be creative!


  1. Mary, Julie's blog is actually where I saw your page and how I came to your wonderful blog! I love this altered book journal! I have never done one and have wanted to try. I printed out your Altered Book Binder Journal Tutorial so I hope I am well on my way! Thank you so much for posting the tutorial. I only hope I don't make a mess with it all! LOL!!! I'm not sure which route I will go with it, but I look forward to seeing where God takes me! Thanks again!

    1. Have fun making a journal Felicia! And please share when you have completed it. I love seeing what everyone does!

  2. It's not often I find a blogger who I want to sit down with and create together, but as soon as I saw your journal pages, I was hooked! You have a beautiful, beautiful style and I'm so happy to be your newest follower.

  3. Thank you for the Altered Book tutorial! It was well written, easy to read and follow. So looking forward to part 2 on how your create your pages. Love the DLP pages, your style is so beautifully serene. It speaks volumes.

  4. You use such fabulous quotes in your journal, love your lettering, love your journal!!