Thursday, July 26, 2012

Art Journal Case and a few pages

WOW! It has been a while since my last post...I barely recognized my blog and all the new things going on with blogger. I don't really post about things that are so personal but, I have an excuse for being gone so long. I was not doing so well for a few months (health wise). I am feeling much better now and have a new doctor who has been wonderful. The last 3 months have been rough....lots of Dr. appts., countless tests, and new medications (some worked and some didn't). Let's just say I am finally feeling somewhat like my old self. I have been on a health kick exercise routine and diet and I am finally losing some of the weight that was put on this year with all the illness. I think this lifestyle might stick. I feel that GREAT! Enough about all that. I am happy to get back to creating and blogging.
Here is what I have been working on lately. I found this sweet little suitcase at a garage sale for
$1 and decided to turn it into a traveling studio.

Before photos

I decoupaged some paper, stickers, and diecuts to decorate the outside.

I cut a piece of fabric to fit the inside of the lid and then stitched down some elastic to hold brushes, pens and anything else my little heart desires.

What is inside: 
water colors
watercolor crayons
Gel medium
white and black pens
ink pads
random stamps
spray inks
charcoal pencils
paint pens
gel pens
decorative tapes
decorative papers
paper embellishments
and of course my 

Here are a few pages

So until next time,