I love the ideas of using recycled items and I found a kindred spirit in jennibellie from the UK. She has lots of great video tutorials, and I am working on her idea of creating an art journal out of greeting cards. I also want to try making one of her all-in-one travel kits.

Since I was in my Paris state-of-mind, I was pleased when I discovered this Belgium artist, who calls herself France Papillion.
She posts a weekly art journal inspiration each Monday. Her style is more romantic than mine, but I like how she incorporates one word onto her page. Here's a link to her video archives. I also love that she posts in English and French, so I can practice my French reading skills! (I took French in High School and one semester at the community college.)

I also fell in love with deli paper this month. I took Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's online deli paper class.
She also has a free tutorial on stencils. I have found her books and videos at our local library. I really enjoyed learning about carving stamps and would love to own her book: Carve, Stamp and Play...

The Journal Fodder Junkies are offering free online classes through Strathmore in May (definitely want to try our their classes next month)

I have been saving plastic bags from cereal, grains and popped rice cakes and was wondering what I might use them for. Here's a cool tutorial from Gwen Diehn on recycling a chip bag to make a slipcover for a small journal.

Who's inspiring you?



04/30/2014 7:02pm

sounds wonderful...off to France!

Kel Rohlf
05/01/2014 10:31am

Enjoy Dawn! I love all the inspiration!


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