Friday, December 31, 2010


If you like Journaling please check this Free Journaling workshop starting January 1, 2011.
from Strathmore Artist Papers.

Pam Carriker is the teacher for the first 4 weeks. There is three free workshop.  See you there !
January , March and May....I believe.

Click on FREE VISUAL WORKSHOP ON LINE SERIES at the top and it will take you to the registering page and information.


                               Last year I discovered the Joy of Art Journaling after watching  a video of Milliande She was trying to do a page everyday for the month of January. I followed her everyday in YouTube and I loved it so much that I joined her could not wait to see what she would come up with = )

She is doing it again this year and I thought maybe some of you would like to join her. She is such an amazing person. I am sure this is going to be fun......starting tomorrow January 1 , 2010 until ?????
Click on Happy New Year - Art Journaling with Milliande and it will take you to her site.
See you then


Wow , another year is gone and I remember being worried about 2000 not knowing what would happen and now 11 years have gone by in a minute., it seems.....I am so thankful for my family and our new member Juliana , my friends , and peoples who have made a difference in my life this year even if they have no idea.Their art have touch me and I have learn a lot from them.
Just to name a few....
  • Milliande
  • Tamara Laporte
  • Zinnia
  • Zorana
  • Art du Jour ( Martha Lever )
  • Itsaworkofart
  • 2worlds
  • Freeing your wings
  • Monica Zuniga
  • Adriana Almanza
  • Kelly Rae Roberts
  • Samantha Kira
  • Pam Carriker
  • Julie Prichard
To these peoples I say  THANK YOU   .Thanks for the tutorials and  free workshop.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


I found this tutorial on Youtube
Art Journaling with Zinnia
She has 2 videos , one in pencil
And one where she colors her drawing.

You can visit her at

I am well aware that I need more practice as I can see all kinds of mistakes , but I am happy = )


I love to draw portrait....I find them facinating. You can make them look happy, sad , mad , anything is possible. I have learn one thing with Joline...I did not like her hair and decided to change it but she was added/collaged on the canvas and it shows , of course ,  never entered my mind !!!!! So now I have to come up with something to fix it....maybe I can and maybe I can't but it is teaching me a lot. If I do not try anything I will never learn.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Every year we dance in the Boca Raton Christmas Parade and it is always very warm outside , this year they say it will be in the low 40.  We are so spoiled with the beautiful weather we have all year round that we forget how cold it can be up North. The  Boca Raton Florida Christmas Parade  is always a great one.

Should be fun even if it is cold.....will look more like Christmas !

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


My grand daughter is growing up so fast .....she will be 4 months old on December 11. She had her picture taken with Santa yesterday....she was wearing her mother's first Christmas dress....She was not afraid of Santa , which was a surprise to us, she was afraid of Mrs Claus. I take care of her a couples of days a week and every time I see her, she changed. We are so happy to have her in our life ....Christmas has a whole new meaning for us now!

She has started making all these cute little noises that sounds like she is talking....she is smiling all the time , it is so enchanting..I had no idea that being a grand mother would be so fun = ) God is good !!

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Wow Miraclebody Jean seen on Oprah at DottyDotDot design.
I would really love a pair ...... check this site for a chance to win , actually there is a few ways you can enter the giveaway for more chances...this is cool = )  Good Luck !

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


It is Zorana's birthday today and she has a great giveaway until Friday the 26th of November. She is giving a collage sheet to anybody who leaves a comment on her BLOG. You choose the one you like and she emails it to you.....How can it get better than that.

Her blog is so beautiful......CHECK IT OUT!

Saturday, November 20, 2010


I have always wanted to draw faces and I find it fascinating that you start with and oval and come up with a face ,  a make believe person....those two have big lips and big eyes LOL and  I gave them names Jacky and Sandy.  I have to thank Tamara Laporte of      for her FABULOUS FACES DVD.


How can I resist this lovely face. My grand daughter is 3 months old already. Time fly by so fast.


Oh my.....Fabrics I have always loved Fabrics. Back in the eighties , I had so much of it, I could have opened my own store. I could not resist buying more of it....The colors and prints just talked to me.
I must say I used to sew all my clothes because I was a size 1/2 and back then and there was not many choices in those sizes. I even sewed my jeans, lol. I was in Fabric Heaven.

Now I can find my size in all the stores and I do not sew my clothes anymore. I gave all the fabrics I had left when we decided to moved back to Canada , I did not want to have to pack all that. Well we did not like where we were and decided to come back to Florida and guess what.........I went to Jo Ann Fabrics to buy some paints and I saw these little colorful squares ( they were taking to me ) and of course I had to buy them.

What am I going to do with them ? I plan on using them in my journals lol ............very funny right, but when I look at them I feel good. It has nothing to do with the fabrics , it is the colors and prints , it is like a painting to me and I love to look at it.
Oh and I had to buy a sewing machine because my machines ( 4 of them ) stayed at our house in Canada where we plan to spend  a couple of months a year ? Maybe

I must stay away from Jo Ann Fabrics 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Blue and Greens.

Beautiful and green together are so relaxing......


I believe there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Wednesday I deleted my blog list by mistake and I had no idea how to get it back other than start over. I was so upset,  lol I could not see straight.

My husband told me to calm down and go into the recycle bin and check in there.......well to my surprise they were all there and I restored all of them. Nothing was showing on my blog or in the "Blog I'm following " box.  Now the problem was how do I get them back on my blog , would I have to visit and click follow again ??? 

My question was answered today .....I clicked on blog I 'm following and it was empty , then I click on add just because I wanted to try one more thing and then clicked on following by name....and Pouf !!!! all the blogs I have been following were back ????  I am so thankful today = ))))

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Create Scrapbooks LIVE Show!

This is another great place to go . Great tutorials....I love it.....check it out = )

Create Scrapbooks LIVE Show!

Visual Journal Online Workshop Series - Strathmore Artist Papers

If you like Journaling , you should check this Free workshop series starting  January 1, 2011. Pam Carriker is one of the teachers......I believe there is 3 different workshops and you can register right now for one of them.  This is an early Christmas gift if you love to journal ......

Visual Journal Online Workshop Series - Strathmore Artist Papers


I do not know how I did this,  but I managed to delete all the blogs I have been following for some time now. I am so sad I could cry . I do not know how I am going to remember all of their names....I had them in my favorites for a long time and today I decided to put them in my blog......the rest is history........I am so sad.......I think I am going to cry = (((

Monday, November 8, 2010


I am so happy...yayyyyyy.  The  zines number 2 is here at   .  
It is full of great tips and ideas,  colorful pages by great artists. It  has 55 pages  of great is only $5.00 to download and I think it is well worth the cost if you love journaling.
Number 1 is still available and it was full of great stuff also. I love it = )

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Ning sites and how they helped me !

I belong to a few ning sites and I love every one of them. I may not be visiting as often as I would like but I have become attached to them. Today I was visiting    Mix Media Workshop and was reading what I wrote in my profile information when I join at the beginning of the year . The question was :
  • What would I like to accomplish in 2010 ?
My answer was : Learn new techniques and learn to draw beautiful faces.

We are now close to the end of the year and I started to look thru my drawing of faces and I have to say, I believe I improved ..I bought the DVD Fabulous Faces from Tamara Laporte of Willowing.ning
 and started to practice. I am not as good as she is of course, but I can see a difference.

                                              Here is a drawing before the DVD lesson......

Now here is my drawing after the DVD lesson......

I can sincerely say that the ning sites I have joined  have helped me more than I can say , the funny thing about it is that I was so scared to join. I watched videos of Tam of "Willowing" ," Milliande" and Deborah of " Mix Media Workshop" for the longest time before I decided to join. That was the best thing I have ever done.
Peace and Love !

Saturday, October 30, 2010



This is a mix media painting I did after watching a Tutorial from Jana of


Victoria What are friends ?, originally uploaded by Nicole 5310.
Mix media painting
I am having some problems with my camera....or maybe I am the one who is not doing it right...= ((


Alexandria What is a friend ?, originally uploaded by Nicole 5310.

Alexandria What is a friend ?

Alexandria , originally uploaded by Nicole 5310.

Acrylic and watercolor on canvas. Stamps and collage.
A fried never says " I told you so " - even if she did .
Wendy Jean Smith .

Victoria - What is a friend ?

Victoria , originally uploaded by Nicole 5310.
New mix medium painting on canvas. A friend is a person with whom you dare to be yourself.
Pam Brown , b.1928

Thursday, October 28, 2010


This is my journal page :  week # 1 from the FREE online course ART, HEART AND HEALING at   Willowing.ning   There is over 1000 members in the group now.  Lots of Healing work .......
I am not very good at taking pictures and posting yet...sorry about that. Have to work on that one .

Peace and Love = )

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Clogging Tonight ...

I am a clogger and  for those who do not know what clogging is : it is a mix of steps (Tap , Irish , Buck and Flat foot ) that started in the Appalachian Mountains.

I clog with a group named   http://www.tropicalclogger/    everyMonday night at the Studio Shall We Dance in Deerfield Beach, Florida. I love anything to do with art and dance .

It is good exercice or should I say FUN exercice.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Oh....well I am trying and understand how to use this blog not have much time to learn today because I am babysitting my grand-daughter , she is 10 weeks old  ....= ) I am so happy to be a grand mother , makes me feel younger. I wanted to start a blog for the longest time and was too scared .
  • What if I can keep up ?
  • What if I do not know how to do it ?
  • What if I am not interesting ?
  • What if ? What if ?
But lucky for me I am taking Tamara Laporte  ( willowing.ning free online workshop...."Art, Heart and Healing " and I have decided to take a chance. I also bookmarked Jodie R Lejeune's BlogEverything Vintage " where she talk about starting your own blog and I kept on reading it , then I  found  Connie's blog   " Living Beautifully "  where she has Tutorial on how to start a blog. I am learning slowly.

Thank You  Ladies

Sunday, October 24, 2010

This is my big day !

Well hello everyone, I finally decided to start a blog and I have no idea what I am doing = ). I guess one day at a time will have to do for now. I am not sure I am doing this right...but if you do not try anything you will never do anything...there is always a first time....but...hum ??