Monday, June 27, 2011

a journal, markers and beautiful books

After a huge week, I fell in a heap and tried to recover from the madness! I did a little shopping while I was away, few art supplies few books, and a little odds and ends to keep the days a little bit brighter.

A while ago, I ordered a custom journal from Kira Harding - Journal Girl.
and it arrived today in the mail! way cute! I can't wait to move into it!! Also my darling man took me to the newtown Art Supply store, where I bought some glazing medium to play with, and some new markers from Caran D'Ache which are watercolour ones, haven't put them through their paces yet but I shall in time. In the background are a cheap set of watercolour paints that I'd had my eye on for a few months and finally bought $10.50 well spent, because they work sooo beautifully!!

working in my journal late last night, using the paints, prisma pencils and a few of my new stencils from Spotlight. I am still a little crazy over the faces Im creating, they aren't popping like I want, not 3 dimensional as I want. Where did u learn to draw your faces/girls/whimsy characters? I have done two Willowing Courses and 3 Suzi Blu classes, you would think I'd be an expert!

with the sad news of bookstores closing, sales were happening. The boy and I, both being book lovers and collectors, we bought up! here are just two of my purchases in the book department

the material obsession book is lush, I could flick through it over and over again.
a great book for any quilter, or sewer.

that's all I have at the moment, its late afternoon and I think I might bake some cookies.
take care my dears, spend your afternoon creating beautiful things.
xx Courtney


  1. I love your posts, your photographs, your themes....thanks for sharing ♥

  2. I've never seen the Caran d'Ache markers! Too cool! Your girlies are BEAUTIFUL!
    Hugs, Jessi xox

  3. Great posts and pictures. I think your girls are awesome. They speak to me with emotion and personality!


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