Anyway: 1) I'm back in Michigan 2) I spent the whole month of May birding with my buddies 3) I worked hard the month of June playing catch-up and working at the shop 4) I made a life-altering decision to change from being a member/owner of the Imagine That artist's co-op, to simply becoming a consignment artist. 5) I've been having a whole bunch of fun expanding my art-journaling techniques.
journalartista, has a set of beautifully informative live videos on Ustream, and I am totally hooked. I've started journaling every day and am also in the process of setting up several more journals for different purposes. I LOVE IT!!! I am still: 1) doing art projects for the shop 2) cleaning my basement 3) organizing my stash, books, drawers, etc., etc., etc. BUT I now have time to play, and I'm wallowing.
The above are two examples of pages in my working art journal. I usually begin a new page spread after dinner one day and finish it the next morning before starting other projects. Right now I am experimenting with new paint and paper techniques, so every new page is a challenge (sometimes an uphill battle!), but I find you don't give up on a page--you just add another layer.