Wednesday, November 2, 2016



"Egypt" is 9" w x 11" h. I created her with stoneware clay. She is a bas-relief. Being substantial, she would not only make a useful journal and or day planner/art planner but she also can serve as a striking table book or even be propped as an artpiece. She is $89.

Believe it or not, I have been working on my new journals for 2017 for 10 months! It’s so easy for me to get sidetracked with other art projects and planting my garlic farm that I have to make time for new series. To be honest, I am impelled to create my journals each year because of one of my customers. Deb says she just can’t think of writing in anything but my journals. What better motivation than that to come up with new and exciting things. Naturally, she will get the first choice. Deb’s penmanship far outreaches mine but you don’t have to have good penmanship to keep a journal. I actually use mine as a daily do list. Also you will find scribbled in the pages of my personal journal recipes that I jot down, important phone numbers and life changing quotes! So, here they are. If you are interested in purchasing one of them, please just e-mail me and I’ll send it right off. I accept paypal or personal checks. Thanks so much! Cheryl

Timekeeper was created with one of my bas-relief faces. I used interesting beads and an unusual piece of jewelry as an accent. Beads surround her face. She is 9 x 11" and is $89.

I also used my bas-relief technique on this very simplistic looking journal. I had some gorgeous antique beads stashed away and decided they would be perfect for her. I named her "Highly Elevated Soul" She is $89.

"Frida" This journal features my Frida face from my 6 foot high painting. I used encaustic wax, old flowers (and some new) and ribbons. She is 7" x 10" and is $65. It is a joy to carry this journal around since the wax is so comforting to hold.

Sold. Thanks Trish!

"The Crone" features tile work and one of my original clay faces. She is 6" x 9" and is $48.

Grandmother Tree is a copy of one of my mixed media paintings. I used encaustic wax to attach vines and interesting green earthy pieces. She is 7"x 10" and is $65.00. I purposely incorporated wrinkles in her face and tree surroundings for an aged effect. (This is the one Deb chose but I will be making similar ones in the future so if you'd like one, let me know.)

Sold. Thank you Deb!

The smaller journals have tan/beige paper pages with no lines for writing. The larger bas-relief journals have white pages. The smaller journals also lay open flat and the bas-relief will eventually lay open after you use for awhile. I use one of the larger, heavier ones and enjoy the weightiness. People with interesting penmanship or those looking for art journals will love them.

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