My Watercolor Christmas Card of Cardinals

Each year I paint my own Christmas card design. Now lest you think I am a prolific painter, I have to admit that I paint the card once, photograph it, Continue Reading →

Painting Pine Cones

I love painting winter scenes this time of the year. Usually I paint some type of winter landscape. Recently, as I was surfing Youtube painting tutorials–which I love to do Continue Reading →

“Give Thanks” Pumpkin and Squash Watercolor Sketch

Recently, we went to a pumpkin patch with our daughter’s family.  While the grandchildren searched for a large pumpkin to carve, I gathered a few gourds and a pie pumpkin. Continue Reading →

Sewing My Journal with French Link and Kettle Stitches

Completing My Journal This is the last post in this series of making my own journal.  This week I will show you how I sewed the signatures and covers together Continue Reading →

Tearing Watercolor Paper for My Handmade Journal

Making the Signatures This is the third post in this series of making my own journal.  This week I will show how I tore down watercolor paper to make the Continue Reading →

Making Covers for My Journal

Making Three Different Sets of Journal Covers In my previous post, I showed how I painted the paper I would be using to create my journal covers. In case you Continue Reading →

Painting Paper for Journal Covers

Why Make Your Own? I love designing and making my own watercolor sketchbook journals. Why would I want to go through the lengthy process of making my own journal? The Continue Reading →