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Welcome to Minette’s blog where she shares about what matters to her, makes her curious or invokes wonder and awe. Plus poetry, she loves poetry.

5 Steps to Bring Passion to the Art Journal Page

5 Steps to Bring Passion to the Art Journal Page

Do you have those moments when you look at Instagram or Pinterest and see someone's art journal page and think, wow, that is incredible. How did they convey so much passion and meaning on the page? The art journal page is the perfect space to explore your passion,...

R is for Round: Circles and Mandalas in your Art Journal

R is for Round: Circles and Mandalas in your Art Journal

Coloring and creating mandalas was the one thing that brought me back to my art over a decade ago. I remember sitting on the couch with my two young kids, a mandala coloring book and a box of colored pencils. We would watch Emeril on the food network and color...

Stitching, Stamps and Stencils, Oh My!

Stitching, Stamps and Stencils, Oh My!

Three of my favorite techniques to use in my art journals are stitching, stamps and stencils. As you can guess, today is letter S of the ABCs of art journaling. Part of the fun of art journaling is trying out new techniques and practicing them on the pages of a...

5 easy ways to incorporate text into your art journal

5 easy ways to incorporate text into your art journal

T is for Text in your art journal. This might be one of my favorite letters on our journey through the ABCs of art journaling. I love incorporating text into my pages and want to show you a few of the ways you can incorporate text into your art journal. The art I'm...

U is for Underpapers: The Alphabet of Art Journaling

U is for Underpapers: The Alphabet of Art Journaling

Today's alphabet of art journaling features one of my favorite things: underpapers. Underpaper is the paper that you put on your workspace to protect it from paint drippings or to wipe off brushes and brayers. It often ends up making the most divine collage papers for...

V is for Variety in your Art Journals

V is for Variety in your Art Journals

From handmade art journals to pre-bought sketchbooks, junk journals and gorgeous bound journals, variety is the spice in my creative life. As we work our way from Z to A with what I love about art journaling, we land on V. V is for Variety of course! I use my art...