you make me brave

I’ve had  2 weeks with a song stuck in my head. It keeps fitting around and around like a butterfly, it is demanding my attention, seeking to be really heard and understood.  So i created an art journal page to explore it a little.


You Make Me Brave is the song, it’s one of my new happy songs.  Did art journalling make the butterflies go away? No, it has just  gone a little quieter because it has gone a little deeper within.


The word gratitude is the word prompt from LuLuArt’s Colour Me Positive Art Journalling Challenge 2016.  Check it out and join via Facebook here or on the LuLuArt Blog here.

Today I had the entire house to myself for 5 hours this afternoon/evening… this is very rare occurrence lately especially in school holidays!  So I sat at cleaned off my art desk before I got busy with the Colour Me Positive Challenge.


Below is the step by step pics of my art process.



she art masterpiece

We are heading full speed down the final stretch towards back to School!  I’ve been busy getting our home school things ready, but last Sunday at my desk I snuck a little art joy in.


The Bible verse I have been studying called for She art. She art a la Christy Tomlinson style … A girl. A Masterpiece. A young woman surrounded by colour, music, and a little bird.  Such a happy dress she wears and i wanted to specifically have her showing her heart. What is inside  her is the Masterpiece.


 I haven’t used a doily much before, it makes a perfect journal  space for my verse: Ephesians 2:10



Even though i was not chosen to join the primary school choir when i was 11, i’ve always loved music and loved to sing (ie alone in the car with all the windows up and the radio on loud).  I have memories of singing in my backyard under the Lemon Scented Tea-Tree and dreaming about being on stage, but alas, it is musical ability i lack, i sing off-key!

I am blessed to marry a very musical man, he sings all the time and plays a little guitar and that has rubbed off on all our kids.  Our neighbours have commented on their singing in the shower a few times and after staying a week-end with some friends their 8-year-old son remarked “Goodbye, finally some peace and quiet.”

Here is a sneak peek at some new handmade music inspired envelopes made from recycled songbooks for Peregian Beach Markets.  They have that lovely ivory colour that says old paper.

i have also scored bundles of free card to use on my projects: printer off cuts.  I just walked up to the desk of my local printer and asked was there any off cuts and they were more than happy to give me an arm full.  Great new way to green the planet and reduce the cost of a hobby!  The coloured card is from a friend who gave me this idea in the first place.  The white card is enough to make all the Chrissy cards i could want!