time flies

My goodness, I haven't written anything since Thanksgiving!  AND, I only managed time to make just a few Christmas cards.  I'm totally missing being in my art room but my time the last couple weeks has been all about the holidays.  Like many of the rest of you I'm sure.....

The tree is up

the mantel is decorated with Santas and family Christmas photos (I made the mantel scarf this year)

the Santa collection is perched here, there, and all over the house

Then, the days flew by and suddenly it is time to mail off the round robin journal again and I've done.....not much.  So the last few days after work have been all about the journal.  The dual theme of the book is humanity / mother nature.  I opted to focus on nature.....

Used black pens, watercolor & Inktense colored pencils and a white out marking pen for details.

the second spread......some watercolor smooshes transformed by a little artful doodling & lettering

Hope she enjoys the pages.....  I'm thoroughly enjoying working in the journals as they come my way. This one is headed out in the mail tomorrow and I'll be receiving a new one to play in.

Now, I really must refocus my energy on my collages; I've kinda lost my way the last couple weeks and have some serious catch up to do if I don't want to start 2014 behind before I start!