Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday In Motion...

Most people tend to dislike Mondays... I don't know why that is? 
I adore the being of a new week, another start to gather more inspiration, 
an arrival to new creativity!

{motivational jump-start}

Your work is going to fill a
larger part
of your life and the only way to be
truly satisfied
is to do what you believe is
great work
the only way to do great work is to 
what you do

Mini Junk Journal Book II
You will find an earlier post here on the process and materials
I used to create this junk journal book.

Here is a peek...

  an inside look...

 These mini junk journals were created for 
* Pay It Forward 2012 Project *
You can read all about it 
{I have all 3 of my participants}
Please, feel free to visit their sites, there is still time to join in on the fun!

Nifty-Thrifty Finds
I have to admit... I do love going to our local thrift store! I find it relaxing... 
I might not always find something, I do not feel it was a waste of time,
and most of the time I get inspired just by looking around.

I did wish to share with you, over this weekend, these sweet findings.
I scored!

I can not wait to fill this up with my art supplies. 
I think having my supplies ready and available, is important.
I've seen this at Michael's for $24.00.
(I simply adore the inside pattern, but wasn't willing to pay that much for it.)
At the thrift store I paid $7.00!


Are you kidding me... I just could not believe it! 
This is brand NEW.

I already have a standing easel, but I was wishing someday to own a table easel.
This will work perfect... for those days, I am not feeling well, but still wish to paint.

Retail price $79.99
I paid $16.00. Yes, I scored!!

Happy Monday!


  1. You scored big time!! Our thrift stores seldom have anything of interest. I loved going to thrift stores when I lived in Burbank/Glendale area.

  2. I find your blog a lot of fun to read.Same interest I have.Art,thrifting and just good fun :)

  3. WOW! You really did score! Happy 4 U!

  4. Love the quote and the fan shaped form of your journal! Looks like a fun project and wonderfully colored, too! You certainly did score big with the thrift store finds. I'm sure you'll make good use of them :)
    Hope you have super week.

  5. April, this is FABULOUS!! You scored BIG TIME (as my teenage son would say!) The bag alone for your stash of art supplies...and that easel!! Wow. You must have been thrilled! I'm so happy for you. Oh, and that mini junk journal book is absolutely precious. Love all those different messages and visuals inside. Soooo inspiring.
    Thanks for making my Monday more exciting. :-) xoxo

  6. Thank you Ladies... so glad everyone enjoyed there visit here today! ((hugs))
    Oh my... Janet, Burbank/Glendale I am stuck right in the middle there.
    There are some fabulous vintage stores on Magnolia, in Burbank... love it!
    So nice to meet you, Denise... visit anytime :] Love the company, always.
    Also, glad to see... everyone likes the "junk journals". These are really fun to make.
    I left a link, to a past post, explaining materials involved. Honestly, this project doesn't take much at all... and you can create these in so many different styles.
    Let imagination and creativity run wild!!! :]
    Have fun... oxox

  7. Your junk journal is fabulous, April; so bright and colourful, and I love the shape, too.
    And, wow, what wonderful bargains - you will enjoy them even more because they were such good value!

  8. those are great finds.. and I love those junk journals.. u are so creative. I love coming here to see what u are up to! xo hugs

  9. Yes you scored all right! So much fun stuff going on over here at your blog. Thanks for your kind words on mine. Sometimes I know only art bloggers will get me... my mind just goes off on artsy tangents. Have a great day!

  10. Love a good score, and the bag is awesome! And a easel, I need one too! :-)

  11. Thank you ladies, always enjoy your visits and kind comments! :]

  12. Your junk journal is so awesome! I was just thinking about you today and couldn't get over what a great artist you are, so creative! Plus, and really more importantly, you are such a sweet and nice person!!!

  13. ((blushing)) :]
    Thank you Karenann!
    You are sure a treasure to have as a friend.
    I simply adore your talents as well... your collage work is "BEAUTFUL!!!" <3

  14. What a great shape your junk journal is! Your Pay It Forward recipients are super-lucky! Your gift will be on its way to you VERY soon (I got a little behind...sorry!) I can't believe what you found at your thrift shop...amazing!