April 15, 2014

Easter Greetings!

Happy Easter!

Thank goodness we've all managed to survive a very long and difficult Winter! Seeing pansies and daffodils makes my heart sing with happiness. Blue skies and puffy, white clouds are a blessing. This is Cosmo's first Spring, so I'm seeing and experiencing everything with "new eyes" . . . There's nothing quite like watching a puppy chase his first bug!!! LOL!!! Life is good. We've been blessed many times over.

During the past few months I've been participating in the "Documented Life Project", and my Moleskine planner is getting chubbier and chubbier!!! This weeks prompt was to integrate "food boxes" into our spread and embellish them. I chose to use color copies of a few boxes of tea, chicken soup AND a box of Samoa Girl Scout cookies. To be honest, I really didn't want to open that darn box cookies, plus I wanted to cut down on the bulk in my journal pages.

I found an old scrapbook punch and cut the scalloped circles in half to form my border. Out came my white Sharpie poster paint pen and white acrylic paints. The paint circles were stamped with an old plastic lid. Voila!!! I had a pretty, lacey-looking border for my spread.

I've had several inquiries about the DLP. If you're interested in learning more, click here to go to the "Art to the 5th" website. All of the information is there, as well a few free tutorials. It's never too late to join in the journaling fun.

Sending wishes and blessings for a beautiful Spring celebration!

April 7, 2014

"Secret Journal" Workshop Released!

 Some of the best things in life ARE "free"!!! 

I've been promising to release a few videos, and today's the day!!! This link - https://www.youtube.com/user/PringleHillStudio/featured - will take you to my You Tube Channel: PringleHillStudio, where you'll find my entire "Secret Journal Workshop" that was included as part of last year's "21 Secrets" class. I'm presenting it to you in its entirety for "free" - including links to all of the original class's PDF's, templates and images so you can follow along to make your very own journal.

The workshop is comprised of ten videos. Each can be viewed individually OR feel free to skip around. There's lots of information - especially if you're 'new' to art journaling. I've even included a sneak peak into one of my private  journals, and have created a "Secret Journal Workshop" Community Page on Facebook, where you can share your thoughts, pictures and ask questions. Click here to go there!

Releasing a video workshop of this magnitude is fairly unprecedented, but it's my way of saying "thank you" to all of my loyal fans for your support over the past few years and paying it forward. We can all use a little "happiness", so please feel free to share the link. The more participants - the merrier!!! Enjoy!!!

May your day be bright and filled with beautiful blessings!

March 19, 2014

Art Doll - "Angel of Color"

"Angel of Color"

Since the beginning of the year, most of my art time has been spent working in my "Documented Life Planner". We just finished Week #12, and I'm proud to say that I've managed to stay disciplined for the past few months. That's quite an accomplishment for me, since caretaking for family has limited the time spent in my studio over the past two years.

However, as much as I've enjoyed journaling in my Moleskine planner, when I saw a few art dolls created by friends, my imagination soared to new heights, and I couldn't resist ordering a few 'blanks' from Retro Cafe Art Gallery.

I think these little dolls might become an obsession. This doll gave me an opportunity to spread new creative 'wings'. Old bits of backgrounds, sari ribbon,  jeweled bits and an antique escutcheon were used to create this little angel - a tribute to my love of color.

If you're interested in creating a special doll, check out Retro Cafe Art Gallery's extensive selection of 'blanks'. My angel began with a medium Santos doll. And, if you DO happen to order, please tell Kristin Hubrick that "Terri sent you!"

If you'd like a peek into my DLP journal, click here to see more. The link will take you directly to my FLICKR set so you can see all of the pages.

My Documented Life Journal!

May your day be filled with laughter and color!!!

February 24, 2014

Creating Backgrounds - Tutorials

I am very grateful for my loyal and faithful fans and followers, and since many of you have asked how I create my pages, I took a break from "puppy training" my little darling, Cosmos, to record a fairly comprehensive, two-part tutorial for your viewing pleasure.

You'll have an opportunity to stand behind me while I demonstrate a few of the background techniques that I used to create my spread for Week #8's challenge in my Documented Life Moleskine planner/journal.

Part 1

Part 2

I hope I've answered many of your questions and that you enjoy this tutorial.

May your day be bright and beautiful!