Monday, June 4, 2012

Monday Bits and Preparing…

Monday morning bits…

Latest art journal page


Came out of a doodle session in front of the t.v., using Pitt artist pens and a water soluble pencil.


The color was done this morning with InkTense pencils and a blending brush.


The quote from Leonard Cohen just kind of fit.

The drawing is pretty cracked, don’t you think ? Winking smile

A rainy weekend has given way to a still rainy Monday.

I have to find my bright in the sunshiny faces of the marigolds right now.


But that’s okay !

I am going to be putting on my new purple Keen Venice shoes that are waterproof,


grabbing my arty buddy Colleen,


filling the Rogue-y with lots of art materials and vino,

and heading north to the shores of Lake Champlain in Vermont,

on a sweet art making adventure with

the amazing

Elizabeth Bunsen !!

My Photo

(photo from Elizabeth’s blog, Be…Dream…Play)

Elizabeth has been preparing her lake house studio to receive Colleen and me for a special workshop where she will be sharing her juicy techniques for dying natural fabrics with a wide variety of  natural materials such as rust, eucalyptus leaves, bleach, etc…

There will be fun with paper too, and the creation of a small journal with all of our hand-made bits.

There will be walks on the shore to find stripy rocks !

Most of all, there will be creative time in a beautiful setting with open and beautiful artist hearts !

I feel so very blessed to have this awesome opportunity and so grateful that Colleen and I will get to share it together. Thank you, my Friend !

We leave Wednesday, so the next few days are all about the gathering of all that will fit in the Rogue ! Winking smile

I hope your Monday is off to an exciting start too, Beautiful Ones.

Big Love !

PS : Check Out this amazing post on eb’s Be…Dream…Play to get a glimpse of what awaits us !!! Yippee !


linda esterley said...

please give EB a big hug from me! and many x's and o's to you & 'leeney!

Sherry said...

Oh I am so happy for you 2...but I am so jealous as well...which is a very good thing...because you know my jealousy is more like's a blending of the two! lol!!

Have a wonderful time getting ready of this are going to have such a wonderful time!

Kate Robertson said...

Wow a private workshop, now how cool is that. You are one lucky chickie! I really like EB's work. I also love todays art. I so like the idea of the white coat. I am always filling in every little bit of color.

rachel awes said...

love that quote + your
free drawn being xox

Mary said...

Oh what a fun adventure awaits...
Love you journal page, so vibrant with color and life.
Have a blast Kim!


Mary said...

I drive a Rouge it!
Mine's blue, what's yours?

jgr said...

Oh, it sounds like a GREAT adventure, I know you'll have a blast. Safe travels!

Anonymous said...

Have a ball. I am sure you will return with many wonders for the shores of VT. Love this page. It doesn't seem cracked at all, but full of light. xox

patti said...

This all sounds wonderful Kim, have fun!

Paula said...

Oh, give EB one huge hug please. Have fun...I just wish I could be there! Love those shoes.

beth said...

i think this just might go in the book of "trips of lifetime".....i can't wait to hear all about it !!

and i love your cracked person in this photo. i think she should be the main character in a children's book....your book :)

Anonymous said...

Just read the Friday post and today's post! Once again dear daughter of mine, you have brought magic to the page with the simplicity of the present moment. Life created moment by moment! So amazing, yet so simple! Beauty all around! Have a wonderful trip. Enjoy!! I love you, mom

Olivia said...

I hope that Your Majesty has a great trip with Colleen, learns a lot, but most of all, has special time with Her special friend, xoO

Jess said...

Oh Kim this has scrummy bright colours! I love my Inktense pencils and had forgotten all about having them until I saw this! Thankyou for reminding me how lovely they are to work with. Those waterproof shoes look great, my favourite colour too, perfect for the weather we're having in the UK right now! Oh and I love your new background, reminds me of lots of sweeties! (candy)
Jess xx

LuLu Kellogg said...

There is nothing better than creating art with friends! I hope you have a wonderful time!!!

I love new page! The colors are fabulous!


Fallingladies said...

Uh oh, can i tell my boss it's your fault i'm late for work as i followed your link to elizabeth's blog and have spent way too much time reading back posts and dreaming of making some beautiful rusty fabric with light shining through it!?
Enjoy your art trip!

Marit said...

My favourite blogfriend is using my life-motto (by mr. LC) on a page... how good can it get? I hope you are enjoying the workshop - play girl, play and enjoy!

eb said...

hey Q of A - come rock my world!

xox - eb.

Joyfulploys said...

Awwww...sounds like so much fun!!! Hope you have a great time and learn much. Your journal page is great and you used one of my favorite quotes!