Join me as I chat about little things like my succulent, my new fountain pen, the book I am reading and of course a flip through of my Book Journal from the beginning to the end of March. Also I will show you a good look at the journal I will begin writing in later today.
This is the second page in my tarot art journal and it is dedicated to the Knight of Wands. I wish I had been thoughtful enough to record the first spread in the series but from here on out I am going to do a process video for each card.
Disclaimer: I don’t believe in the magic of tarot card or anything occult-y.
I was blessed with the challenge to make an art journal spread based on the prompt of spring. Here you can sit and watch me through my process as I pick out what I want to use and put it all together in a journal spread devoted to my spring resolutions. Thank you for watching. Please remember to leave a comment and a thumbs up on a video and subscribe to me via YouTube or on BlogLovin’ (or your favorite feedreader) to keep up with me here.
I got this journal from Ex Libris Anonymous– it was made from a book called Little Navajo Bluebird by Ann Nolan Clark. Join me as I flip through my month of February including lots of Valentine’s nonsense, 90s inspired music and collages, and lots of blackout poetry. I like my Book Journal and I would be open to using one again in the future. I encourage any of you readers to check out Ex Libris Anonymous for your next notebook. Warning: Book Journals are not Sharpie or Copic marker friendly.
I am so pleased to be finally showing you all a tour of my creative space. I went from having a tiny desk in a large art studio to owning a large desk in a small living room so it took me a while to figure out just want to keep and what to get rid of and organize everything the way I wanted it. I still have some things I will probably never use (see: alpha cardstock) but I kept around because I’m more likely to use than some other things I didn’t keep.
Without further ado, here is a list of the things I keep in, on or around my desk for quick and easy access while arting, farting and crafting my life away.
Cupboard on the left (top): lots of acrylic paints, a little pot of idk ink, a couple jars of fountain pen ink, gesso, mod podge and mod podge sealant spray. (Bottom): a basket with a pallet, paint brayer, watercolors, tubes of acrylic paints, paintbrush stash, watercolor pencils, mini-canvas, glue gun and miscellanea. Bubble wrap, a small glass jar for water and paintbrushes.
Glass on desk: Dr. Grip Paperwhite, Tul pen, TWSBI Eco, Jinhao 159, white Sakura gelly roll, pencil, eraser, and Stabilo highlighter.
Drawers on the left (top): Miscellanea. Staples, stapler, X-Acto knife, rulers, glasses cleaning kit, stamps, TWSBI pen box, etc. (Middle): envelopes, card making kit, postcards, lamination sheets, stationery, envelope templates. (Bottom): scrapbooking paper, old calendars, cardstock and stencils.
Keyboard shelf: magazines that need to be clipped (mostly National Geographic but there’s a couple more as well), St. Patrick’s Day things (stickers, journal cards), inbox and outbox.
3 tier Sterilite container (container on top): pens, Sharpies, scented crayons, markers, brush pens, pencil case pouch with pencils, colored pencils, extra mechanical pencil graphite and erasers. (Top drawer): washi tape, deco tape, packing tape, tape runners and my entire sticker collection. (Middle drawer): stamps, ink pads and hole punches. (Bottom drawer): seasonal miscellanea.
Shelf above desk: canvas, coloring books, art journal, tarot art project, alpha cardstock, Jagermeister box filled with odds and ends, a binder of magazine clippings, greeting cards, collected artist trading cards, Xyron sticker maker and packing envelopes.
I’ve been using so many things up lately that my collection was a bit more sparse than I prefer it to be. I got myself a few more stickers and rolls of washi and tape rollers, as well as a couple of things I wasn’t really looking for but found on clearance anyway.
I got this magazine at a pharmacy while picking up some medicine and I’m so in love with it, I thought you guys might be interested in a flip through. I paid full price for mine like a chump but if memory serves me correctly, Meagan from TulipTube got a deal on her magazine by purchasing it second hand from eBay. If you find yourself interested in health, beauty and overall wellness I do recommend checking out this magazine. Hope you all have a day that’s easy like Sunday morning.
I hit up Hobby Lobby when they had their paper crafting merchandise on sale for 50% off and I used my Savings Catcher funds from Walmart to buy myself stickers. Lots of fun new things for Erica with minimum out-of-pocket spending. This works for me.
Join me as I drink my morning coffee and talk about my most recently filled journal (my foxy journal) and a couple of other random things I have been wanting to show you.
I don’t think the freebie promotion is going on anymore but Fat Head is the site that I got my emoji stickers from. If you find a link for a free emoji sticker, please let me know and I will update this so other people can get the stickers.