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Flights of Fancy journal and 2020 calendars are in!

2020 is just around the corner, and you can order your calendar today!  These calendars are 8.5×11, and are filled with bird sketches and some of my favorite quotes!  All pages are sturdy cardstock, with black wire binding and a hole for hanging.

I’ve also made a matching journal, 5.5×8.5.  This has pages that are lined, dotted or filled with grids for you to personalize and use to doodle or write in.  Carry it with you to have it handy for those moments of inspiration!  The front and back covers are sturdy cardstock, with black wire binding.

journal lined pageJournal back coverBoth come with a robust black wire binding and both are $12 each.  Let me know how many you want!

Ready for 2020?

2020 is just around the corner, and you can pre-order your calendar today!  These calendars are 8.5×11, and are filled with bird sketches and some of my favorite quotes!

I’ve also made a matching journal, 5.5×8.5.  This has pages that are lined, dotted or filled with grids for you to personalize and use to doodle or write in.

Both come with a robust black wire binding and both are $12 each.

Let me know how many you want!

I was born in the desert.

It really feels that way, it just didn’t happen in this lifetime.
Over a decade ago, I was collecting and painting things related to Africa-

Afrika journal and box

A journal and a box of saved letters

A few of my earliest watercolor efforts, “The Blue Men of Africa” attempted twice, the second time with ink and watercolor.

Blue men of Africa in watercolor

Blue men of Africa in watercolor

Blue men of Africa in ink and watercolor

Blue men of Africa in ink and watercolor

I scanned old National Geographic magazines for images that appealed to me:

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A holiday card image one year

A holiday card image one year

I’d love to imagine that these previous longings and efforts will prepare me for my upcoming Moroccan adventure, but I know better.  When I arrive, the sounds and people and activities can overwhelm me.  My best chance to feel like I’m “home” will be to find the silence: of the desert, or the Atlas mountains, or even just a quiet corner away from the hustle and bustle of the marketplace.
The journal pictured above is empty.  I plan to bring it and fill it with words and images that belong in it.
I’ll start with the word “wonderment”, and continue from there.

Here is the cover and a few pages from a hand-crafted journal I purchased at the Colorscape Art show in Norwich, NY. Each journal is unique, made of a variety of old papers, photos, etc. I decided on “I Dare You!” but it was not an easy choice, they were all so creative and lovely.