5 years in the making...


I finally completed our collages from our trip to Japan in 2006. It was a fun process, even if it was very start-and-stop.

I used matte medium to decoupage the bits and pieces of the receipts and maps and ticket stubs from our trip, then used colored pencil over the textured acrylic. Once done, I sealed the colored pencil with more matte medium, which caused it to blend together more while remaining transparent enough to see the collage below.

Black Belt!

Us and our awesome instructors!

6 months without art classes but with many super-intense training sessions and the hubby and I have achieved our black belts! (Although we need to wait for the official certificate.) I'm proud of our accomplishments, but I'm also excited to get back to having more art in my life again. I am going to thoroughly enjoy the upcoming holiday season, and then jump back into art classes after the start of the new year.

In between now and then, I have a couple of personal projects that I've been wanting to work on/finish, so look forward to artwork to come!